Borderway Insurance Brokers

Andrew Cuthbertson has joined Borderway Insurance Brokers, a subsidiary of the H&H Group, as business development director from 1 July.

Cuthbertson has been national sales manager for farm insurance provider AIUA for the past five years. He will be working alongside Borderway managing director Philip Pagin, director Kevin Coulthard and the rest of the Carlisle-based team.

Cuthbertson started working in insurance in 1986 and three years later he joined the NFU Mutual, managing group secretaries in Northumberland and Durham.

William Rogers

Penzance-based William Rogers Insurance Brokers has appointed Hannah Shapland to the commercial department. Shapland spent two and a half years at Hill House Hammond, until its recent closure.


Clinicare has appointed two new business development managers.

Trevor Gaze has joined to become business development manager, North. Gaze was previously healthcare sales consultant for Norwich Union (NU), which he joined in 1995.

Simon Knibbs has joined Clinicare as business development manager, South. Knibbs was healthcare consultant at NU, with responsibility for intermediary sales from 2001. He joined NU's business unit in 1995. He previously worked for Abbey National.

In addition, Jason Morris, previously business development consultant, South, has assumed new responsibilities at Clinicare for intermediary relationships within the M25 as well as some key accounts.


QBE has appointed Adam Parsons as crisis specialist for the UK territory.

Parsons' core focus will be predominantly on the expansion of QBE's presence in the UK product contamination and recall business market. He will be working alongside QBE Insurance, QBE's brand name for its UK commercial insurance operations.

Formerly a consultant for ARC Risk Management, Parsons specialised in insurance-related security risk management products and was also responsible for the review and planning of product recall, sabotage and terrorism crisis management.

He has also held a variety of research and underwriting positions with companies such as Cigna International and Alexander Mann Global Markets.

XL London Market

XL London Market (XLLM) has appointed Colin Sprott and Michael Talbot as marine deputy underwriter and hull class underwriter respectively for Syndicate 1209.

In his new role, Sprott will oversee all marine classes. He will also continue as class underwriter for the marine and energy liabilities account.

Having begun his career in 1987 in Sedgwick's marine department, Sprott joined AIG's marine underwriting team in 1997 and in 1999 moved to XLLM as deputy class underwriter for marine and energy liabilities. In 2000, he was appointed class underwriter.

Talbot will be responsible for an account covering marine hulls and associated interests. He has 35 years' experience in the London market, 18 of which have been at Lloyd's.

He joined XLLM in September 2001 as deputy hull underwriter. Prior to that, he was deputy underwriter for Syndicate 483 and also served in the marine department at Royal & SunAlliance before transferring to Syndicate 633 Barder & Marsh in 1986.

St Paul International

St Paul International Insurance has promoted Andy Coates to the position of regional underwriting manager - Home Counties South, based at its St Albans office.

The insurer has also appointed Chris Varley as regional underwriter - Home Counties South. He has responsibility for the management and profitable development of selected brokers in the region. He previously worked as a member of the underwriting team in St Paul's Home Counties South branch office in Redhill, Surrey.


Atrium has appointed Simon Cooper, a marine hull underwriter with Syndicate 609, to the managing agency board of directors.

Cooper came to Lloyd's in 1982 and started working for Atrium Syndicate 609 in 1984. He was deputy chairman of the London Market Association's joint hull committee from 2000-2002.

Spectrum Syndicate Management

Lloyd's underwriting agency Spectrum Syndicate Management, which is managing the run-off of the Crowe group of syndicates, has appointed Jacqui Owens as senior counsel.

Owens has experience advising on disputes concerning the run-off portfolios of various insurance and reinsurance businesses and she was formerly a Lawrence Graham reinsurance partner.

In her new role, she will head initiatives to resolve market disputes collectively involving more than £150m of claims.

Jefferies & Co Solicitors

Cheshire-based personal injury specialist Jefferies & Co Solicitors has appointed Monina Ramsden as a partner. The appointment takes effect on 1 July.

UK Independent Medical Services

Michael Stubbs has joined the business development team at UK Independent Medical Services, a medico-legal agency based in Durham. Stubbs previously spent 20 years in Kings Chambers Manchester as head of its personal injury team.


Restoration and damage management specialist Redrose has appointed Mark Reddyhoff to head up its new office in Romford, Essex.

Reddyhoff is the development director for Redrose, with responsibility for getting any new regional offices into operation. The Romford office will be servicing East London, Essex and Cambridgshire. Reddyhoff has been a director at Redrose for five years.

Heath Lambert has made some changes to its management team.

Adrian Colosso has been appointed group managing director. Colosso assumes overall responsibility for the strategic direction and the day-to-day management of Heath Lambert.

He was previously managing director, UK and he remains head of broking.

Mike Bruce has been appointed group commercial director, with overall responsibility for business strategy and planning and operational productivity and development. Previously chief operations officer, UK, Bruce retains his position of head of IT and operations.

In addition, Heath Lambert has appointed Merise Wheatley as managing director of its captives management division.

Wheatley will continue to be based in Guernsey. She joined Heath Lambert in July 2002, having previously been a director of Marsh in Guernsey for nine years and a senior account executive in Johnson & Higgins Cayman Islands for five years.

Martin Ecott will join Heath Lambert's transportation unit within the project risks division.

Ecott joins Heath Lambert after 12 years with broker JLT. Ecott specialises in bus and mass transit risks and he will be involved in business development and client management at Heath Lambert.

MW Appointments

MW Appointments, a specialist insurance and reinsurance recruitment consultancy, has appointed Joanna Greensmith as senior temporaries consultant.

Greensmith has three years' experience as a specialist temporaries consultant, providing temporary staff for clients in the London insurance market.

CMGL Syndicate Management

CMGL Syndicate Management has appointed Eric Stobart as non-executive director and chairman and Sarah Wilton as a non-executive director. In addition, Tim Shenton has been appointed finance director.

Stobart is currently director of public policy and regulation at Lloyds TSB Group.

He also worked at Hill Samuel bank where, as chief executive, he was responsible for integrating the business and operations of the bank into Lloyds bank.

Wilton is a former member of the senior executive and franchise executive team at Lloyd's. She was director of the run-off and open years projects at Lloyd's, where she developed a strategy to control and minimise members' exposure to discontinued insurance business.

Shenton has been head of syndicate finance for CMGL since 2002, administering the finances of eight Lloyd's syndicates in run-off.


The FSA has appointed two new members to the Financial Services Consumer Panel. Carol Stewart joined on 1 June and Tony Hetherington joins on 1 January 2005.

Stewart is a generalist adviser with Citizens' Advice. She was an executive director in legal and compliance at UBS, but took early retirement.

Hetherington has been a financial journalist since 1982. His weekly column responding to readers letters on financial matters appears in the Mail on Sunday. He also writes a syndicated weekly advice column that appears in local and regional newspapers.


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