Personal and commercial lines insurer MMA Insurance has appointed Marion Deacon as its commercial property manager. She has over 25 years experience specialising in commercial property and liability underwriting.
Lloyd's managing agency XL Brockbank has promoted Ann-Louise Seago to the position of deputy class underwriter for syndicate 861's specie account, which comprises fine art, jewellers block, armoured car business and any other interests of suitably high value.
She has been with XL Brockbank since 1995 when she joined as underwriting assistant following three years at CE Heath.
Allianz Cornhill has appointed Suzanne Chesterton to the role of personal lines marketing manager. She was previously head of marketing at Barclays Mercantile.
Insurance, risk management and financial services group Bland Bankart has appointed Andrew Pratt as development executive.
He previously worked for Axa Insurance.
Alleghany Underwriting has announced that Darren Redhead has been appointed to a wider group role at AUL, with responsibility for outwards reinsurance.
He will handle the development of a new strategy for the group's outwards reinsurance programme.
Cameron McKenna's aviation insurance team has recruited David Thompson.
He deals with a wide range of aviation law specialisations, including accident and liability work, product liability and global and UK commercial litigation.
DLA has announced the appointment of insurance and reinsurance litigator Charles Gordon, who joins the company as a partner. Before joining DLA, Gordon headed up the insurance group at Manches, and prior to that he spent periods working for Carter Faber and Clifford Turner.
Sterling Hamilton Wright
Sterling Hamilton Wright has announced that Stephen Duffy has been promoted to head up the agency management and marketing division. He joined the company in 1993 as account executive in the York office, was promoted to head of the York team in September 1997 and became director in 1999.
Marsh, one of the world's biggest brokers, have appointed Maureen Batten to their public risk services team in Scotland. She joins with specific responsibility for developing Marsh's strategic risk services within the public sector.
Claims Management Group
Leading London-based claims and insurance management services provider Claims Management Group (CMGL) has appointed Andrew Smith, who joins from Omni Whittington. He will take on the role of account manager.
Royce Appointments has appointed Faye Cannon as recruitment consultant. She will be assisting with the new portfolio of business and new account development.
ABS bodyshop services has made two new appointments to the post of regional network manager.
Robert Proctor assumes responsibility for ABS in the South East and has spent more than two decades in the body repair industry, including periods spent at Dagenham Motors, Burton and Deakin and at Nationwide Crash Repair Centres.
Timothy White will look after the ABS Midland region and has similar levels of experience, including 14 years at CD Bramhall, that saw him rise from panel beater to assistant manager.
Deloitte Consulting has appointed Andrew Power to its senior management team, in the firm's UK insurance practice. He will be responsible for working with insurance companies on leading- edge strategic, operational and technology issues. He joins Deloitte from Accenture, where he was one of the top strategy consultants.