Heath Lambert recruits director for professional risks team
Heath Lambert Group has appointed Ian McMullan as director of Heath Lambert financial and professional risks.McMullan has joined the professional risks unit to lead a specialist retail servicing team focusing on the construction sector. He has 24 years of industry experience. He was previously a director with Aon, where he specialised in large UK retail professional indemnity (PI) business in the design and construction sectors. Prior to this he was with Willis and Minet in similar roles. The appointment follows a number of other senior appointments within Heath Lambert financial and professional risks. Colin Fox, also from Aon, joined as a director late last year, while Richard Evans joined the team in February as associate director. Both Fox and Evans will be working with McMullan on construction sector business. James Dandridge also joined the team as an associate director from HSBC Insurance Brokers. Dandridge will work on general PI business, while a number of support staff have also been recruited.The Folgate Partnership
Deborah Lee has joined The Folgate Partnership as marketing communications manager. Lee has seven years of marketing communications experience. She has previously worked at GEC-Marconi and SITA. She has been recruited to focus on The Folgate Partnership's branding and communications. Miller Insurance Services
Miller Insurance Services has made a number of senior promotions. Xavier Villers, head of the marine unit, and Julian Taylor, head of the energy unit, have both become members of the board. They have joined the existing board, which comprises six executive directors and three non-executive directors.Tony Good has retired as a non-executive director of the holding company.Other promotions at Miller include: Peter Cannon, to director of professional risks; Roisin McGrady, also to director of professional risks; Stephen Ross, to director of IT; and Mike Jolly, to director of Miller Insurance Services (Labuan) Limited.SVB
SVB has appointed Jonathan Boyns as group claims director with responsibility for claims across the SVB group.Boyns has 25 years' experience in claims management, specialising in US casualty, professional indemnity, directors' and officers' and property claims. For 16 years he was a director of Denham Syndicate Management, a Lloyd's Managing Agency. In 2002 Boyns joined PRI (Professional Risks Insurance) as claims director, and more recently he has been an independent consultant working on claims and litigation projects in the UK and USA.Ecclesiastical Insurance
Ecclesiastical Insurance has appointed Anne Hudson to head its new regional underwriting centre in Newcastle.Hudson has 25 years of experience in the industry. She has worked at R&SA, Legal and General, AXA and Lloyds TSB on commercial and personal lines, managing people, projects and processes.The Newcastle underwriting centre will cover England north of the Humber, and Scotland.Zurich
Zurich has made several new appointments to its broker team.Sean Clark has been appointed as area sales manager for the South East and London. Clark has 12 years' experience with the intermediary market and has most recently been responsible for marketing groups and networks.Mark Coffey has been promoted to regional manager covering the Northern region of the UK. Coffey has more than 20 years' experience working in the broker market in underwriting and broker development. Richard Wood, who joined Zurich in September 2003 as development manager for the South East, has now been promoted to regional manager for the same area. Wood has 20 years' experience in the broker market and has previously worked for A-Plan insurance, most recently as a regional manager.Chris Woollam has been appointed as Zurich's regional manager for the Midlands. Woollam previously worked for more than ten years in the area of specialty insurances with a number of key insurers. UnumProvident
UnumProvident, a disability insurer, has appointed Dr Peter Dewis and Paul Davies to its board as executive directors.Dewis leads UnumProvident's customer care department, which deals with all aspects of claims management, including medical and rehabilitation services.Davies joined UnumProvident as business development director from Sun Life Financial of Canada last year.Endurance Speciality Holdings
Endurance Speciality Holdings, a Bermuda-based provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, has appointed Galen Barnes to its board of directors.Barnes was formerly president and chief operating officer of Nationwide Mutual Insurance, where he worked from 1975 to 2003. He has also worked as chief operating officer of Wausau Insurance, and has served on the board or committees for the Insurance Services Office, the Alliance of American Insurers, and the National Council on Compensation Insurance.Allianz Cornhill Engineering
Simon Cuthbert has been appointed as account development manager at Allianz Cornhill Engineering in London.Responsible for major national broker business, he has more than ten years' experience in the engineering insurance and inspection market. He spent eight years with Allianz Cornhill Engineering in its Birmingham, Bristol and, most recently, Manchester offices.Richards Butler
Chris Zavos will be joining Richards Butler's insurance and reinsurance group as a partner later this year. Zavos has 15 years' experience in advising underwriters in London and overseas on coverage issues in a broad range of hull, cargo, energy, yacht, construction and liability matters. Reynolds Porter Chamberlain
Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC), a commercial law firm, has appointed four new partners. All four partners - Nick Bird, Alex Buckland, Gavin Coull and Simon Goldring - work within RPC's insurance practice.Bird works in the professional liability department and Buckland is in the construction and physical risks department. Both Coull and Goldring are members of RPC's insurance and reinsurance department.Charles Russell
Partner Antoine West has joined Charles Russell's insurance and reinsurance practice.West, who was previously at Linklaters and Fishburns, specialises in professional negligence and has expertise in political risk insurance. He is also an experienced mediator and deals in arbitration in a range of sectors, including insurance, construction, IT, banking, international trade and energy.Clyde & Co
International law firm Clyde & Co has recruited a new partner, Juliette Stevens, and her senior assistant Geraldine Quirk.Stevens and Quirk have both joined Clyde & Co from DLA. They are experienced in advising on scheme of arrangement work, having advised on the first solvent scheme for an insurer. They also have expertise in both insurance insolvency and regulatory matters.Stevens and Quirk are to join the run-off group at Clyde & Co.Davies Lavery
Davies Lavery has appointed Sally Chalmers and Simon Staples as partners to its accident and injury division. Chalmers joined Davies Lavery in 1998 and specialises in the defence of product, public and employers' liability claims. Staples joined Davies Lavery's Birmingham team in January 2004. He specialises in workplace stress, industrial diseases, and health and safety prosecutions.

Chartered Insurance InstituteAlan Carnegie, head of the Aberdeen office of Marsh, has been appointed as president of the Chartered Insurance Institute in Aberdeen.Carnegie has worked with Marsh in Aberdeen for the last five years, after having spent 20 years in the industry in the North of England and Edinburgh.

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