Going Places


Paul Hennessy, chief underwriting officer for CNA's global operations has relocated from CNA's head office in Chicago to CNA's European head office in Lo …

Going Places


Paul Hennessy, chief underwriting officer for CNA's global operations has relocated from CNA's head office in Chicago to CNA's European head office in London, where he will assume the additional role of chief underwriting officer for Europe. Hennessy became chief underwriting officer for CNA's global operations in 1997 and has been responsible for setting underwriting philosophy and governance for all of CNA's operations outside of the US. This includes Canada, Europe, Argentina, Asia-Pacific, FICOH in Hawaii and the foreign needs of US clients. He is already a director of CIE and will join the board of CNA Maritime.

Hennessy has more than 30 years' experience in underwriting both in Europe and the US, having spent 25 years with Chubb before joining CNA.

Royal & SunAlliance
Royal & SunAlliance (R&SA) announces a change to the UK personal executive team.

Duncan Finch has been appointed finance director of the UK personal team. He was previously financial controller for London Market operations at the UK commercial operation.


QBE International Insurance has appointed Dagmar Bohning and Barry Robinson to its UK trade credit division to assist Derek Barnett. Bohning joins from Euler & Hermes International and has more than eight years' experience. Robinson worked at Euler Trade Indemnity for seven years.

Singer & Friedlander
Singer & Friedlander Insurance Finance has appointed Alison Drake as customer relations manager. She takes over the new customer relations team, having been promoted from her previous position as accounts manager.

Smart & Cook
Smart & Cook Skipton has appointed Marshall Sugden as sales and development director. Sugden, who is currently branch director at Smart & Cook's Skipton office, will work alongside branch directors and existing sales teams to raise corporate profile and share best practices in sales activity throughout the group.

Simon George, account executive at Smart & Cook Skipton, has been promoted to associate director.

MRM Intermediaries
MRM Intermediaries (formerly MRM Hancock) announces the following changes:

Kevin Stratton has been promoted to managing director. Alan Main has been appointed executive director of the newly formed non-marine reinsurance division

Paul Ray and Stuart Robertson have been appointed divisional directors. James Seddon-Brown and Kevin Godwin have been promoted to assistant directors. Graham Bell has been appointed executive director of the newly formed marine reinsurance division.

Steven Herbert has been appointed divisional director. Brian Wheaton and Spencer Pardoe have been appointed assistant directors

Christine Taylor, manager of the claims department, has been promoted to assistant director.

Lloyd's specialty market broker THB has acquired niche insurance specialist TL Clowes. TL Clowes comprises three subsidiaries: London-based Lloyd's broker TL Clowes & Co; Leamington Spa-based financial services provider TL Clowes Financial Services and Leamington Spa-based commercial broker TL Clowes (Warwick).

TLC joint managing directors Paul Dudley and Karen Watson will hold senior positions in the THB group.


Elborne Mitchell
Chris Croft, a corporate lawyer with more than 20 years' experience, has re-joined City solicitors Elborne Mitchell as partner after a spell in industry. He joins the firm's commercial department.

Croft, who was previously a partner at Elbornes from 1987 to 1995, has been working as corporate affairs director at Exchange FS Group.

City dispute resolution firm Kennedys has appointed professional indemnity lawyer Nicola Vickers. She has more than seven years' experience dealing with professional negligence claims.

James Chapman
Manchester-based law firm James Chapman announces two new appointments. Martin McAleer and David Johnson have joined the firm as assistant solicitors, specialising in defendant personal injury advice.


Mark Keith has been appointed at Crutes law firm as a paralegal. He join the general insurance unit to handle insurance litigation.

Rebus iS
Rebus iS announces changes to its board of directors.

Robert Gogel has been appointed as chief executive officer, replacing Roger Summers who retired earlier this month, after 32 years with the company. Robert Gogel joins Rebus iS from global investment firm Antfactory, where he was senior vice president and general manager. Prior to Antfactory, Gogel was group executive vice president and a member of the executive committee at the AXA Group. He has also previously worked at Siemens Nixdorf, Siemens Business Services and Gemini Consulting.

Sales & marketing director Gary Lowrey is leaving the board after two years with Rebus iS, having successfully fulfilled his remit.

Chem-Dry UK
Disaster restoration specialist Chem-Dry UK has recruited Richard Cable to its board of directors as business development director. He joins from KPMG Consulting where he specialised in major insurance companies.

Adrian Jolly has been promoted to technical director and will direct the technical team.

Bollington Group
Bollington Group announces the following promotions. Andy Large becomes team leader for the motor trade telesales department. Tanya Cragg has been promoted to manager of the retail department. Phil Price becomes product development manager.