A guide to this week's movements in the insurance industry


Heath Lamber
Heath Lambert has opened a commercial lines operation in Reading, headed by managing director Steve Maggs.

Stephen Wood has also been appointed as managing director of the group's Swindon office.

Both Maggs and Wood join from Aon.


HSB Engineerin
HSB has appointed Gary Clare and Vaughan Homer as development executives at its Birmingham office.

Clare, who joins from NU Engineering, will deal with both inspection and insurance and be responsible for development of the East Midlands region.

Homer will be responsible for the West Midlands. He has wide engineering insurance and broking experience gained at both Marsh and Aon.

Brit Insurance has appointed the following personnel:

Toby Stubbs has joined the company's Reinsurance Underwriting Centre as property treaty underwriter from Aspen Insurance, where he was a founder team member.

Matthew Wilson becomes aerospace underwriting director within Brit's London Market Underwriting Centre. Wilson, who joined Brit in 1999, will continue as property underwriting director, his post since 2002.

Richard Webster joins from RK Carvill as business development director of Brit's London underwriting centre.

Combined Insuranc
Combined Insurance has relocated its southern divisional sales office to its Wheatfield Way headquarters. Seamus Fitzpatrick becomes vice president and divisional manager for the southern UK accident and health division, while Chris Buckley has been named as divisional sales administration manager.

George Munro has also joined Combined as vice president and divisional manager of its newly-established divisional northern sales operation in Wilmslow.


Intech Solution
Intech Solutions has appointed Rebecca Mursell and Gary Goulthorp as business analysts within its solutions delivery team.

Software Solution
Software Solutions Partners has appointed Guy Oliver as head of corporate operations.

Oliver joins from Xchanging Global Insurance Solutions (previously Rebus IS). He will be responsible for the programme management of Insight, the integrated administration solution.


Weightmans has appointed Roddy Macleod to its defendant personal injury practice.

Macleod, who previously spent 15 years at James Chapman, specialises in occupational stress claims.


BDML Connec
BDML Connect has appointed Alan Davies and David Seel as board directors. Davies has been the company's director of insurer relations since January 2004. Seel is director of BDML subsidiary Thornside.

Finsure has appointed David Llewellyn and Nigel Johnstone as regional sales executives.

Llewellyn will be responsible for the North and North Wales. He recently worked for THB.

Johnstone, who was previously at NIG Cardiff, will handle South West England and South Wales.

Mondial U
Mondial UK has appointed healthcare specialist Stuart Peall as its new business development manager. Peall joins from human resource and employment benefits solutions provider youatwork.

Grant Thornto
Grant Thornton has appointed Angus Tucker as senior manager within its insurance claim solutions team. Tucker, who has 25 years' loss adjusting experience and is the honorary treasurer of Cila, first joined Grant Thornton in 2002 as director of business insurance consulting.

Broker Networ
Broker Network has appointed Jo Thoy as director of strategic sales. Thoy has previously worked at both ACE and AIG, and was also sales manager for a London underwriting agency.


Davies Laver
Insurance law firm Davies Lavery has hired a new partner, Mary Sutton, to head up the employment division.

Sutton joins the London office and brings more than 20 years' experience in employment law, including 10 years working as in-house counsel for local authorities.


Jamie Wilso
HSA has appointed Jamie Wilson as managing director of private medical insurer BCWA Healthcare, following HSA's acquisition of the Bristol-based business.

Wilson was previously managing director of the Leeds Hospital Fund, a business within the HSA Group. BCWA will continue to operate from James Tudor House in Bristol and will retain its own corporate identity, while continuing to work closely with intermediaries to provide healthcare funding solutions.

Wilson said of his new appointment: "BCWA has a fine tradition of providing excellent products backed by first-class service and with the support of the HSA Group behind me this is a legacy that I am determined to build on."

Wilson, who is 41, is married and his hobbies include golf, DIY and carpentry.

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