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

Glencairn has announced the following appointments:

Steve Hearn becomes chairman and chief executive. Hearn joined the firm from Marsh in 2002 and was appointed as Glencairn's chief executive in 2003.

Angus Simpson becomes managing director. Simpson joined Glencairn and its board in 1998 and previously led the specialist risk division.

Charles Lane has been appointed as an executive director to the board. Lane joined Glencairn in 2000.

Kevin Hogan joins the board as an executive director. Hogan joined Glencairn as chief operating officer in November 2004 from Aon.

Wellingborough-based insurance provider MCE has appointed Sharon Rolls as manager of their dealer
support team. Rolls will be responsible for a £4m portfolio and over 1,500 car and bike dealers in the UK and Northern Ireland.

Alexander Forbes
Alexander Forbes Corporate Risk Solutions has strengthened its UK retail business with the appointment of Mark Campbell as branch director in Nottingham.

Campbell was previously corporate partnerships director at AXA.


Europ Assistance
Europ has appointed Alex Minajew as business development manager within their travel and leisure division. Minajew has worked in the industry for over 20 years for firms including Accident & General, GE Capital, Mondial, and more recently Devitt.

Royal & SunAlliance
Royal & SunAlliance (R&SA) has announced changes to its personal executive team.

Mark Holweger has joined from AXA as personal intermediated business director.

Rob Hayes, currently schemes and partnership director for personal lines, will become customer champion in April.

Duncan Finch, previously finance director for personal and claims, has been appointed as business director, development and strategy.

C&G Insurance, the specialist church insurer, appointed Carlo Cavaliere as managing director in February 2005.

Cavaliere, who replaced former managing director Keith Charlton, has been at C&G for eleven years, working in various development and managerial positions before he was appointed a director in 2003.

CNA has strengthened its personal accident (PA) and travel team in London:

Peter Coles joins from Norwich Union as European PA and travel manager.

Gary Murphy joins as travel underwriter. Murphy was previously at Ace Insurance.

Paul Atkinson joins as personal accident senior underwriter. Atkinson was previously group PA and leisure travel manager at FirstAssist Group.

CNA has also appointed Stephen Garratty as directors' and officers' liability underwriter in London, and Susan Parry as professionalindemnity underwriter in Manchester.


Herbert Smith
Herbert Smith has promoted nine lawyers to partners.

Kevin Roy, Thiha Tun, John Geraghty and James Milne become corporate partners.

Malcolm Hitching and Alison Deeth are new finance partners, while Matthew White becomes real estate partner.

Rebecca Major becomes projects/ global energy partner in Paris, and Dominic Roughton becomes a dispute resolution partner in Tokyo.

Davies Arnold Cooper
Ross Risby has joined Davies Arnold Cooper's insurance department as equity partner. Risby joins from Manches.

Paul Howick will also join the department as equity partner in April. Howick joins from Stephenson Harwood.


Cunningham Lindsey
Cunningham Lindsey UK has recruited Gill Cooke to their complex loss liability team.

Cooke, who joins from GAB Robins, will specialise in personal injury claims, working as part of the specialist adjusting network based in Birmingham.

The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) has announced two new appointments; Jessica Yeoh, as manager of the recently created faculty of insurance broking, and Rose Yeomans, succeeding Yeoh as business development manager for the Midlands. Yeoh has been at the CII since 2001.

Yeomans has over 20 years' experience of the insurance industry, having held senior roles with Marsh and AON in claims and business development.


The International Underwriting Association has appointed Dave Matcham as its new chief executive. Previously director of operations at the association, he succeeds Marie-Louise Rossi.

Matcham began his insurance career in 1980 with the Institute of London Underwriters, prior to its merger with the London International Insurance and Reinsurance Market Association that formed the

IUA in 1998.

Resolution Partners
Resolution Partners, the independent corporate finance advisory provider, has appointed Jon Moon.

Moon joins from Jardine Lloyd Thompson.


Commercial premium finance provider Aascent has appointed Kay Doyle and Charles Lawrence as relationship managers within its broker development team.

Doyle has been at Aascent since 2002 and has twelve years' experience in the insurance and financial services industry.

Lawrence was previously new business development manager at Gerling NCM. He has also worked for Humana International, providing him with over 10 years' experience in business development.


Richard Arnold

Helphire Group, the provider of credit hire and repair services to drivers involved in non-fault road accidents, has recently appointed Richard Arnold as business development manager.

Arnold has 17 years' experience working in the fleet and automotive industries, and previously held senior business development posts at Lumley Auto, Nationwide Network Services and National Tyres.

He says: "I am excited about joining Helphire and look forward to building new relationships with motor manufacturers, dealer groups and contract hire companies."

Arnold, who lives in Derbyshire, used to enjoy horse riding and playing tennis, but he now spends most of his time away from work looking after his 16-week-old daughter Freya and 21-month-old son Louis.