Hardy Underwriting

Ian Ivory has been appointed as non-executive director at Hardy Underwriting.

He replaces Nigel Ellis, who has retired.

Ivory, a chartered accountant, was previously involved in the development of two investment management companies (Ivory & Sime and Stewart Ivory).

He also has extensive knowledge of Lloyd's, having been a member from 1978 to 1996 and a director of Premium Underwriting.


Amlin has appointed David Harris as operations director.

Harris joins Amlin from AXA UK where he was UK claims manager for its general insurance business.

Prior to joining AXA, he worked for Royal & SunAlliance (R&SA) in a variety of claims management roles, most recently as operations manager, including responsibility for London Market underwriting.

He has particular experience of process improvement and the application of IT systems for insurance operations.

Newton Crum

Specialist boating broker Newton Crum has appointed two new directors as a result of internal promotions.

Linda Ransom and Syreeta Collins together have 20 years' experience of marine insurance. They are based at the company's St Leonards head office.


Goss & Co has appointed Theo Pastuch and James Cooper as associate directors. Pastuch will be responsible for internal marketing and Cooper for systems operation.

Pastuch has more than 20 years' broking experience. He joined Goss in 1994 as an account manager and currently heads a team of six and is responsible for commercial clients.

Cooper has worked in the Reading insurance market since leaving school. He started with General Accident and has been involved in almost every aspect of personal and commercial insurance. He joined Goss in 1999 as an account manager and now also heads a commercial lines team.

Peter Hill Insurance Group

Peter Hill Insurance Group has promoted Craig Sherwood to the main board of directors.

He has been with the group for two years as an account executive and office manager and has over 14 years' industry experience.

Lambourn Insurance Services

Lambourn Insurance Services has appointed Jayne Stanley as wordings manager offering a new wordings and policy outsourcing facility to both London Market brokers and underwriters.

Stanley joins from R K Harrison insurance brokers with more than 12 years' industry experience, gained in both the Company and Lloyd's Markets, and in both a broking and insurer capacity.


Keoghs has promoted two new associates.

Helen McGovern is a member of the personal injury team and a team leader of the fast-track road traffic accident team.

David Walkinshaw is a member of the special claims unit. His job is to defend potentially fraudulent claims as well as fast and multi-track professional indemnity litigation.

Law Society

Carl Dray, partner and head of the personal injury team at Nabarro Nathanson in Sheffield, has been appointed to the Law Society's new reference group for multi party actions.

The group will operate as a support network for the Law Society's civil litigation committee and assist when issues relating to multi-party actions become high profile, for instance, a government announcement or the publication of a consultation document or Green Paper.


Auto Indemnity chief executive Adrian Palmer has been appointed chairman of the Accident Management Association (AMA) for 2003.

He succeeds Steve Bennett, chief executive, Hallmarque Assistance.


Powerhouse has appointed John Loscombe as insurance and warranty manager.

Loscombe joins from Dixons Group where he worked for Coverplan, part of Mastercare Service and Distribution.

He has 25 years' experience in major corporate insurance and reinsurance, spanning underwriting, broking and captive management.

Following a period in the London Market, Loscombe spent five years in Bermuda and then, on his return to the

UK, worked for a predecessor company of Jardine Lloyd Thompson for nearly ten years specialising in captives, ART and strategic risk management.


Meena Kanagavel has been appointed to the newly-created role of project manager at ABS.

She will be responsible for the management of a wide variety of IT projects within the company, with special attention paid to the accident repair network's internal systems, and the integration of new customers into ABS' own bespoke system.

Kanagavel has spent the last two years at Congleton-based ControlForce, where she also held the title of project manager.


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