Fortis Insurance has appointed Jeff Grosvenor as IT director.

He brings to this role 30 years' experience in IT gained predominantly in the insurance sector. Be …


Fortis Insurance has appointed Jeff Grosvenor as IT director.

He brings to this role 30 years' experience in IT gained predominantly in the insurance sector. Before joining Fortis Insurance, Grosvenor was operations manager of applications management for ICL. Prior to this, he worked at AA Insurance as general manager, responsible for systems development strategy and delivery.

Blue Legal Expenses Insurance
Blue has appointed Anne Brownfield to the position of senior account manager.

She has worked in the insurance industry for more than 18 years having previously held senior positions with Auto Indemnity, Helphire and Century.

Mike Gilboy has been appointed as account manager for the company's northern region. He has previously worked for the Key Choice and Countrywide marketing groups. His new role encompasses managing existing relationships, developing new business opportunities and general broker support.

Allianz Cornhill Engineering
Allianz Cornhill Engineering has appointed Martin Ball as its new underwriting and operations manager.

His duties include strengthening the underwriting expertise and capabilities of the organisation and maintaining levels of service support delivered to brokers and clients across the UK.

Thompson Heath & Bond
Tom Brien of THB North America and Darren Nightingale of THB Motor Fleet have been appointed to the board of directors of THB Limited.

Brien has been with THB North America since joining in February 1996 and Nightingale joined THB Motor Fleet in 1997 and took responsibility for the division in 2001.

Halifax General Insurance
Halifax General Insurance, part of HBOS plc, has appointed Louise Furness as head of household customer service. She was previously head of HR for the general insurance business, prior to which she held a number of senior HR roles for the group.

Peter Lycholat joins as senior claims manager. He joins after eight years with Norwich Union, where he held a number of business change and operations management roles.

The Zenith Group
The Zenith Group announces the appointment of Jonathan Powell.

He joins Zenith Syndicate 2002 as homeowners' underwriter from Equity Red Star where he was deputy class underwriter for UK personal lines.

Lumley Insurance Consultants
The Edward Lumley Group has appointed Adrian Bond as director and business leader of Lumley Insurance Consultants.

Prior to joining Lumley Insurance Consultants Bond was a freelance consultant, working with automotive manufacturers and insurance companies.

During his 12 years in the motor industry, he has worked on behalf of Aston Martin, BMW, Volvo, Jaguar and Mazda among others.

Landau Manson
Landau Manson announces the appointment of Marc Brennan as senior commercial broker.

He joins from Groupama's City of London office where he worked for nine years as senior corporate development underwriter.

Loss Adjuster

Claims management service provider CMGL has appointed Ian Finlayson as head of its non-London Market claims activity.

Finlayson joins from Aon, where he was claims director of the managed services division. He has also held senior positions at IRISC and Iron Trades Insurance Group.

Finlayson joins CMGL with a role focusing on the management for UK latent disease claims.

Premium Financier

Open & Direct Insurance
Open & Direct has appointed Peter James as insurer relations director, for Belfast-based Open & Direct Insurance. He is also managing director of broker Footman Jones.

Underwriting Agency

The Folgate Partnership has appointed James Hart as head of marketing. This new role will encompass responsibility for delivery on the group's marketing strategy. He has already started to build his new team.

Hart was previously marketing director at Willis Risk Management Services.


Focus Solutions Group
Focus Solutions Group has appointed Tim White as managing director. He will be responsible for achieving Focus Solutions' profit and loss targets in the UK and Europe. White was originally employed by Focus Solutions 12 months ago to undertake a review of its strategy. He was then appointed as head of the Goal technology product development group.

Prior to joining Focus Solutions, White was e-business director at Telewest. Before this, he held several senior positions at AT&T ISTEL, including head of its insurance service division.

Wheelies Direct
Wheelies Direct has recently promoted Chris Regis to the position of claims floor manager. He has worked in Wheelies Direct's insurance department for six years having moved from Wheelies retail arm.

More recently he has been heading Wheelies Direct's technical unit.

Nick Farina joins Insurance Services Office (ISO) as systems support analyst.

Farina will be responsible for building and maintaining a resilient infrastructure for ISO's Application Service Provider (ASP) services, providing robust technical support for customers that implement Claims Outcome AdvisorÝ (COA) remotely via a private network.

He has eight years of IT systems support and client computing solutions experience. Before joining, he spent two years at Vivendi International as systems support analyst. Prior to this, he spent three years as an IT support engineer at Shafer.


We welcome submissions for the Going Places page.

Please send details of new appointments to: Going Places, Insurance Times, 30 Cannon Street, London EC4M 6YJ.

You can also fax us at 020 7618 3499 or email .

Photographic prints must be good quality - scanned digital images must be 300 dpi resolution or above.