Chubb has made four appointments.

Scott Bailey joins as accident and health senior underwriter and will assist with account acquisitions and regional development strategy. He was previously with Independent Insurance.

Giles Barker, Graham Wood and Craig Worth join as accident and health underwriters.

Highway has appointed Christopher Hill as director of underwriting.

He joins from Fortis Insurance where he worked as underwriting director.

He will take full control of the company's underwriting and develop Highway's strategy of focusing on non-standard motor insurance from his base at Highway's head office in Brentwood, Essex.

Agricultural Insurance Underwriting Agencies
Andrew Bell has been promoted to managing director of Agricultural Insurance Underwriting Agencies (AIUA) following David Murray Well's move to chairman.

Bell began his career as an underwriter with the NFU Mutual in 1982, subsequently moving to Eagle Star where he held a number of underwriting and sales roles before arriving at the Leeds office as business development manager to supervise the commercial sales team. He joined AIUA as director and general manager in 1998.

Rob Ryan has joined AIG Europe's European E-business Group as vice president, E-business.

His responsibilities will focus on two areas: the identification of profitable e-business opportunities in the commercial market and the development of business with alternative distribution channels for web-enabled personal lines insurance, focusing on speciality and niche customer segments.

Before joining AIG Europe, Ryan worked for Axa's European e-services company in Paris, predominately in the financial services sector and prior to that was managing director of Orion Personal Insurances.

Garwyn Ireland
Garwyn Ireland has appointed Peter Haran as its new managing director, replacing Ciaran Breen.

Breen recently resigned from the company to become head of claims at the government's Claims Agency.

Haran has been a director of Garwyn since joining in April 2000 and was previously director of Arnold & Green Ireland, where he worked for 12 years.

Declan Treanor has been appointed chairman of Garwyn Ireland, having been director since its formation in February 1998. Treanor has also been a director of the parent company Garwyn Ltd, where he has worked since 1979.

David Johnson has resigned as chairman to concentrate on his role as the parent company's managing director, but will remain a director of Garwyn Ireland.

Hanover Park Commercial
Steve Brindley has been appointed managing director of Hanover Park Commercial, a member of the Hanover Park group of companies.

Brindley, 41, became sales director of Hanover Park Commercial in 1995, having joined Hanover Park in 1988 as commercial manager.

Previously he was with contractor Wimpey, working in China, Sudan and Kenya and in the company's London-based insurance division.

Jardine Commercial Risks
Hilary Wilkins, formerly the managing director of Jardine Commercial Risks, starts this week as executive director designate of the members directorate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

He will assume full responsibilties from September 1.

Market Intelligence
Allison Carvalho has been appointed editor of Market Intelligence, the online magazine of the new website.