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


Heath Lambert
Heath Lambert Group has appointed Nigel Godwin as executive director within its major accounts group.

Goodwin has moved to Heath Lambert after 27 years with Aon where he was client service director.

Corporate insurance and risk-management broker Alliance has appointed a new account handler, Natalie Doran, in its March office.

Doran has had several years experience of handling insurance and her role will be to look after some of Alliance's local commercial customers.

Monument has made three senior appointments in its City of London office.

Kevin Stratton takes up the role of managing director of the accident and health and special risks division.

In the same division, Andrew Bowers joins as a director and Stephen Ranzetta as an assistant director.

Prior to joining Monument, Stratton was managing director of Lloyd's broker Park London. Bowers also joins from Park London where he held a senior broking position.


QBE has made two new appointments to its trade credit team in London. With over a decade's experience in trade credit underwriting, Zoe Stevens joins as risk director.

Systems development specialist Oliver Shorey joins as internet applications manager.

Stevens has worked in trade credit underwriting since 1994, most recently with Amlin Credit. Shorey has worked in IT for two decades.

Zurich Municipal
Zurich Municipal has appointed Cliff Skeates as underwriting director.

Skeates joined Municipal Mutual Insurance in 1989, and was part of the team at the creation of Zurich Municipal in 1993.


Glacier Re
Glacier Reinsurance has appointed Dick Turley and Tim Hofmeister as senior underwriters.

Turley joins after 14 years with GE Insurance Solutions in Munich, where he gained substantial experience in non-marine, marine and aviation underwriting.

Hofmeister also joins from GE Insurance Solutions. He has 15 years' experience in insurance and reinsurance with both GE and Allianz.


The Misys Countrywide network has appointed Pauline Palmer and Caroline Wilson to the newly-created roles of business consultants. Both have held senior positions at brokers who are network members. They have an extensive knowledge of the Misys system.


Jelf Group has appointed Peter Elliott to group corporate director responsible for all corporate healthcare and employee benefit services.

Previously managing director of the group's healthcare division, Elliot will be implementing an integrated approach to employee benefits.

Crawford & Co
Crawford & Co has appointed Martin Weinthrop as UK sales and marketing director.

Weinthrop has more than 25 years' experience in strategy, and sales and marketing in financial services as well as retail financial services and private banking.

Company focus

National law firm Keoghs has appointed a new partner and five new associates.

Since joining the firm in 1999, newly-appointed partner Sharon Weeks has spent the majority of her time in the specialist claims unit.

Jane McLellan has been at Keoghs for over 15 years, moving from a secretarial position to become one of the first members of support staff to take on a fee earning role.

Lee Kirton was an experienced fee earner when he joined Keoghs just over two years ago. He now deals solely with multi-track files for one of Keoghs major clients.

Since joining Keoghs in 2002, Ruth Gavin has been heavily involved in tackling major fraud rings and deals with various types of fraud.

Stephen Croston joined the firm just over two years ago. His particular specialism lies in industrial disease claims.

Helen Cooper started with Keoghs two years ago, and now handles large claims for credit hire as well as public liability matters, inquests and criminal matters.