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Aon appoints Evans

Alun Evans has been appointed as managing director, UK business development, at Aon.

He joins from Cap Germini Ernst and Young, where he was a senior vice president for 13 years.

Before joining Cap Gemini, Evans was a regional director at PA Consulting

Group and a board member of the South West Regional Health Authority, the

CBIU Regional Council and was chair of the local Institute of Management Consultants.


Co-operative Financial Services (CFS) has appointed Craig Shannon, pictured left, to the post of executive director, marketing.

He joins from LEK Consulting, where he was a partner specialising in marketing and business strategies for major companies both in the UK and internationally.

Pinnacle Insurance

Pinnacle Insurance has appointed Derek Haynes as deputy group finance director. He was formerly a partner with Europe-wide accountancy and business advisory practice Mazars and has specialist knowledge of insurance accounting and regulatory requirements.


Bupa has appointed Orna Ni-Chionna as a non-executive director. Ni-Chionna worked at McKinsey and Company between 1983 and 2001 and has a MBA from Harvard Business School. She is also a non-executive director of Northern Foods and the Bank of Ireland UK Holdings.

Aon Consulting

Aon Consulting has appointed Alistair Connell as head of business development. He will lead the business development team.

Connell joins from Gissings where he was a director.

Manson Insurance Group

Manchester-based insurance broker Manson Insurance Group has appointed Stephen Proctor, pictured left, as finance director.

He was previously financial director of Neville Johnson Offices (NJO) in Trafford Park, Manchester for 11 years. During that time he played a key role as part of the MBO team that bought out NJO from Calderburn.


Andrew Marchington has been appointed as managing director of the Insurance Advisory Service (IAS).

He joins from Prudential UK where he was sales and marketing director of its direct business. He has also been managing director of HFC Insurance and Lex Body Centres.

Perkins Slade

Ron Forrest, pictured left, joins Perkins Slade as a shareholder and chairman. He joins the Birmingham-based broker alongside a further new shareholder, Noble Grossart, the long established bank based in Edinburgh. Forrest was formerly chairman and chief executive of Aon International, the retail insurance broking arm of Aon Group of Chicago.

Development and sports division directorTony Deacon, operations director, John Wade, and client service director Damien Doran all become shareholders under the new arrangement.


Kennedys has appointed Caroline Berens as partner in the casualty team. She joins from Vizards Wyeth and brings assistant Rachel Moore with her from that firm.

Mondial Assistance

Mondial Assistance has appointed Nigel Trevithick, pictured left, as marketing manager.

Trevithick joins Mondial from AXA Assistance (UK) where he spent three years as marketing manager.

Previously, he gained experience working at a number of communications and PR agencies.

Nicola Burchell, who has run the marketing department for the past two years, is promoted to head of marketing, controlling overall marketing strategy. Trevithick will report to her.


International engineering and services provider Amex has appointed Alan Swallow as corporate head of insurance.

Swallow, who now assumes global responsibility for insurance, has worked at the company for 25 years.

Worldwide Hole `n One

Worldwide Hole `n One is expanding its product lines to underwrite further contingency business. Specialist division Worldwide Special Risks has appointed Geoff Clark as the underwriting manager.

He has more than 15 years' experience writing various classes of contingency business.


ABS has appointed Stephen Stuart as regional network manager, covering Scotland.

He has more than 20 years' experience of the vehicle repair industry and has worked at Arval PHH Claims Plus and the Ford franchise dealer network. He has also managed an accident repair centre for Arnold Clark.


Heinz-Werner Hof, chief executive of Allianz Marine and Aviation, has joined the IUA board.

Prior to his current role, Hof was a board member at Allianz-Elementar in Austria, responsible for the property and casualty division. From 1993-2000, he was a board member of Allianz Hamburg and Allianz Globus MAT, holding the chairman's position from 1999-2000.

Prior to this Hof held various (senior) management positions within the Allianz Group in Munich, which he joined as an underwriter after graduatingin 1977.


Expansion shake-up at West Midlands' Footman James

West Midlands broker Footman James has made three new appointments to its managing team. The broker has become a member of Open + Direct Services (N Ireland) in 2000.

John Mace has been appointed as group marketing director (UK Insurance) for Open + Direct Services (N Ireland) and Footman James. He has worked at Guardian/AXA Insurance and Coventry broker Dial Direct Insurance Marketing.

Steve Beveridge has been appointed as scheme development executive for Footman James. He has worked at Pearl Assurance, Hill House Hammond and Rarragini & Rosso.

David Marlow has been appointed training and development manager. He was previously senior technical claims adviser and training co-ordinator for NFU Mutual and Avon Insurance. He will report to Debbie Smith.

HR manager Debbie Smith assumes overall responsibility for staff training and personnel matters.

Mike Millership becomes group compliance officer for Footman James and Open + Direct Insurance Services (N Ireland). He has worked in insurance for more than 30 years, most recently for Equity Red Star.

Director Trevor Keefe is to head up a new Footman James operation, formed from the streamlining of specialist vehicle and personal lines departments into one.

Personal lines manager Garry Carlin become responsible for sales and new business development for the new operation.


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