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


Simon KirbyAssistance and customer care organisation, Mondial has appointed Simon Kirby as marketing manager.Kirby has been a member of Mondial's sales & marketing team for the past eight years during which time he has gained a wealth of experience, working closely with and supporting a number of blue-chip clients including BMW Group.Kirby will be responsible for all aspects of Mondial's customer marketing activities. Kirby says: " I am very excited to be taking on this new role and look forward to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead."In his spare time Kirby does power boating and water skiing. In quiet times he occupies himself with model engineering.


Smart and CookSmart and Cook (Scotland) has appointed Scott Ross as development executive to help develop the firm's client base in the Edinburgh area.The appointment is the latest stage in the growth of Smart and Cook Ross brings almost 25 years' experience of the insurance and banking industries.He will initially be based at his home in Edinburgh's Fairmilehead.

John Eke & PartnersSarah Button has recently joined John Eke & Partners in client service support in the commercial department in the Midsomer Norton office.Sarah has 14 years' experience in the insurance industry and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the existing team.

Primary Broker ServicesCarole Martin, previously National Broker Account Manager at AXA Insurance has joined Primary Broker Services as business development manager for London and the South East.Part of her role will be to create an underwriting and sales distribution unit in the London area, as well as maintain and develop a number of key broker relationships.Derek McCormick, who joined Primary Broker Services in 2002 as part of the business development team, has been promoted to the newly-created role of strategic development manager.Within this new role McCormick will be responsible for product development, integration of future acquisitions and the assessment of strategic opportunities for Primary Broker Services.


ChubbChubb Insurance Company of Europe has appointed three new development underwriters to its Masterpiece high net worth personal lines team.John Cottrell joins the team to become development underwriter for the South East and will be based in Reading. He was previously manager of Argent Insurance Brokers' private client division.In Birmingham, Alister Muir has been appointed to take responsibility for the Midlands area. Prior to joining Chubb, Muir was a client manager for Aon Private Clients.Charlene Marks will be based in London with responsibility for the development and management of the small to medium sized brokers on Chubb's panel. Marks's former role was managing the administrative and sales teams at First Title. Before that position, she was employed by Churchill Insurance.

HighwayMotor insurer Highway has appointed Roger Halliday as business development manager for its newly-formed distribution department. Halliday will be responsible for the development and performance of Highway's regional broker agencies in conjunction with a team of regional account managers. He will report to distribution manager Michael Lawrence.Halliday has worked for Highway since 1996 and has held a number of senior underwriting and development positions. Prior to Highway, Roger worked for Hermes Motor Policies at Lloyd's and ALS Motor Policies at Lloyd's.

CNACNA has recruited Alan Wilkins and Brendan McCarthy to enhance its position in the UK regional marine cargo market.Wilkins joins CNA from Towergate in Lymington Prior to that, he worked with Norwich Union as a marine account manager.Wilkins will be a development underwriter with special responsibility for marine cargo and freight liability insurance, serving a panel of intermediaries in a region in the South and Westcountry. In addition, he will open a new office for CNA in Southampton to develop this region. Wilkins will also be responsible for the promotion of CNA's other product lines. CNA has also appointed Brendan McCarthy as development underwriter in its Birmingham office. McCarthy has more than 15 years' marine experience with General Accident and CGNU. He will develop and grow CNA's panel of marine cargo producers in the Midlands.

GlencairnGlencairn has appointed Kevin Hogan as chief operating officer. Hogan joins from Aon, where he was executive director with responsibility for all client and market documentation and systems within the marine, energy and construction areas. Prior to Aon, he had been a managing director at Marsh and formerly, Sedgwick, with responsibility for the documentation of both placing and claims functions.


Transactor GlobalTransactor Global Solutions has recruited Andrew Plum to spearhead Transactor's UK sales.Previously working for Sectornet, Plum has also spent 17 years in the insurance industry providing insurance and risk managment services to a wide variety of industrial, corporate and personal clients, in both the general UK and London insurance markets


Winter ScottJeff Morgan has joined Winter Scott, the City-based marine legal specialists, as partner in charge of ship finance. He was formerly a partner at Sinclair Roche & Temperley and at Stephenson Harwood.Morgan has 20 years' experience of all legal aspects of ship finance work. He has acted for shipowners, charterers and banks in sale and purchase, newbuilding, ownership and leasing, and financing transactions.


CarmichaelsLoss adjuster Carmichaels has appointed Jason Dixon as manager of its Cambridge office. He is a subsidence and property restoration expert having previously worked for Capita Insurance Services as a senior project manager.

GE Insurance SolutionsTony Buckle has been appointed as business leader of GE Insurance Solutions' global engineering team. Buckle was formerly risk manager for GE Insurance Solutions' property and specialty risk teams.Peter Tailby has been appointed engineering underwriting leader of the global engineering team. He joins from Royal & SunAlliance.Both will be based in the London office.' Please send details of new appointments to: Going Places, Insurance Times, 30 Cannon Steet, London EC4M 6YJ. You can also fax us on 020 7618 3499 or email: going.places@instimes.co.uk