Who's moving where

Insurers

AIG Europe
AIG Europe (UK) has appointed Scott Morrison as assistant vice president for trade credit.

Prior to joining AIG Europe, Morrison held a number of positions in both the risk and commercial underwriting areas with Euler Hermes UK where he worked for over 13 years.

Lesa Storr joins as regional underwriter for the crisis management division.

Storr has more than 11 years' experience in the insurance industry. Prior to joining AIG Europe, she held a number of underwriting positions within the London Market, working for GE Frankona Re and Royal & Sun Alliance.

Zurich London
Zurich London has appointed Neil Strickland, pictured left, and Colin McPhie as customer relationship managers.

Strickland joins from AIG where he worked in various roles for eight years. His most recent role was to manage client relationships for major risk clients. McPhie has been with Zurich for 13 years, his most recent role was as business development manager within Zurich's strategic partnerships business.

Zenith
Raymond Ho joins Zenith as risk manager. He will be based at the group's head office in Haywards Heath. Ho joins from Inter Group Insurance Services.

Ace European Group

Ace European Group has appointed Stephen Shepherd as financial lines claims manager.

Shepherd, previously European claims director at CNA, joins the Ace European Group's claims management team, which recently integrated the claims operations of its three European platforms, Ace Global Markets (Lloyd's Syndicate 2488), Ace Europe and Ace INA UK .

Shepherd has more than 25 years' experience in claims management, including 15 years in financial lines.

TT Club
TT Club has announced that senior underwriter Andrew Kemp is transferring from London to Singapore. He takes up the new position of regional underwriting manager for the Asia-Pacific region, while also retaining responsibility for the Club's Indian subcontinent business.

Kemp's successor in London is Andrew Farrant, who brings both cargo and liability expertise to the European international underwriting team. He joins from insurer CNA, where he developed the marine liability product. Previously he enjoyed a 16-year career with Royal Insurance and with Independent Insurance Company.

Bond & Stein Commercial

Bond & Stein Commercial has appointed Martin West as joint commercial manager. West joins from ARG.

Also joining the company from ARG, Don Nelson has been appointed as commercial business development manager.

Cyril Giles joins the private motor and fleet department as assistant motor manager. He joins from Tangent Insurance.

Regency
Regency Insurance Group has appointed Craig Wright as managing director. He takes over from the group's founder, Kerry Michael, who moves to become executive chairman.

Wright joined HomeServe - which bought out Regency in May - in February 2003.

He has also been chief executive of a specialist component manufacturing group and a mergers and acquisition specialist at KPMG.

Glencairn
Glencairn has appointed Steve Hearn as group chief executive.

Hearn joined the group in September 2002 when he was appointed as managing director of Glencairn Affinity. Prior to his appointment at Glencairn Affinity, he was a managing director of Marsh responsible for its affinity operations throughout Europe. He began his career with Sedgwick, which was later acquired by Marsh, in 1989.

Beachcroft Wansbroughs

Ian Reynolds, former general manager of Commercial Union Life and most recently an FSA 'grey panther' has joined Beachcroft Wansbroughs Consulting as a senior consultant.

Reynolds is an actuary as well as having extensive senior management responsibility in the life insurance industry. He has just completed a five-year term as a member of the Council of Institute of Actuaries.

Keoghs
Law firm Keoghs has appointed Heather Dare as marketing manager. She will assist with the development of the firm's insurance and fraud practices.

Dare joins from Ward Hadaway Solicitors, where she was marketing manager for five years.

ABI
Joanne Hindle, corporate services director of disability insurer UnumProvident, has been appointed chair of the ABI's life and health regulation working group.

FSA
The FSA has appointed Ann Foster as chairman of the Financial Services Consumer Panel from 1 November, succeeding Colin Brown who is moving to a senior post at the Office of Fair Trading. Foster has been vice-chairman of the panel since January 2001.

Autoglass
Autoglass has appointed Bernadette Myers as customer service manager.

Myers , who has been with Autoglass for nine years, moves to the newly created position having had significant exposure across the business and brings with her many years of experience at the front end of the business.

Tom Stanley joins as business manager.

Previously, he worked in account management positions with Credit Acceptance and Daihatsu.

Stanley will be responsible for managing business partnerships with leading fleet and insurance partners.

Tillinghast-Towers Perrin
Tillinghast-Towers Perrin has announced two major promotions. Peter Needleman has been promoted to the position of global practice director of the life and financial services practice and Steve Taylor-Gooby to global business director.

Needleman has been with Tillinghast for 18 years and has more than 25 years' experience in insurance and consulting. During his time at Tillinghast, he has served on the financial services management committee, was the global practice leader for the mergers, acquisitions and restructuring practice, and most recently has been responsible for marketing in Europe. He is a director of Towers Perrin and serves on the audit and quality committee.

Taylor-Gooby joined Tillinghast in 1985 and has been Tillinghast's primary consultant to a number of leading multinationals in Europe, Canada and South Africa. He also played a major role in developing Tillinghast's life and financial services operations in Japan and South Africa.

EMPLOYEE OF THE WEEK
NFU Mutual appoints Kennyas claims manager

John Kenny has been appointed as claims manager for Stratford-upon-Avon based mutual insurer NFU Mutual.

He has worked for NFU Mutual for more than 15 years, most recently as assistant claims manager.

Company focus
Aascent grows business development team

Aascent Finance Company, which provides premium finance services for commercial brokers, has appointed Anne Brownfield and Grant Scott to the Aascent business development team.

Based in Newcastle, Anne Brownfield has been appointed to manage broker accounts in this area. She has worked in all aspects of the insurance industry, as a broker, insurer and, latterly, in the legal expenses field.

Grant Scott joins Aascent as business development manager, based in the Midlands. Previously with Masterplan and Sirius, Scott also brings with him a thorough knowledge of the latest in broker technology issues.

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