Lyn Carslake has been appointed manager of the commercial division of NIG following the retirement of Geoff Tooby.

He was previously with Commercial Union for 27 years, holding a number of underwriting roles, including area director in the City.

Markel Syndicate Management
Paul Jenks has been appointed active underwriter of syndicate 1009, under the Markel Syndicate Management. He was previously at Cox where he was head of the marine syndicate 1208.

AXA Assistance
David Beaven has been appointed property network manager at Axa Assistance. He is a technical member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

Groupama Personal Insurances
Barry Hawkins has been appointed knowledge manager of Groupama Personal Insurances.

He will be responsible for coordinating the organisation's management information strategy and the delivery of this information on all classes of personal business.

Mitsui Marine International
John Sidwell has joined Mitsui Marine International, the London Market corporate insurance start-up, as finance director. He was formerly UK finance director at Royal & Sunalliance.

Bollington Group
Simon Richards is joining the motor trade division of the Bollington Group. He will assist in the development of the group's motor trade road risk account.

Annan Insurance Consultants
Richard Ward has been appointed director of Annan Insurance Consultants. He joined the company in 1994, having worked in the Birmingham and London insurance markets.

Cameron Richard and Smith
Lloyd's broker Cameron Richard and Smith has made several appointments.
Paul Leith-Smith has been appointed deputy chairman; Stephen Loten, managing director of the marine division; Ken Aldrich, director; and Roderick Joyce, David Seddon and Colin Langley have been appointed associate directors.

James Chapman
James Chapman has appointed Jeff Williams as senior assistant solicitor.

He was previously with Rees Jones Huntbach & Phoenix where he was a partner and advised on the NFU Mutual and Avon Group account.

Kennedy's has made up three partners, Sumiya Basha, Anthony Greenwood and Paul Spibey.

This follows the arrival this month of new partners, John Chapman and John Lapraik, into Kennedy's Newmarket office from Mills & Reeves, increasing the total partnership to 56.

JST Mackintosh
JST Mackintosh has made two appointments. Jonathan Goodwin has been made equity partner. He specialises in professional conduct and disciplinary work, and heads the insurance fraud team.

Colin Gibbons has been made a salaried partner. His specialisms include commercial dispute resolution, including breach of contract, defamation, passing off, infringement of tradesmark and e-commerce.

GAB Robins
David Gillan has been appointed area operations director, north west, at GAB Robins. He will be responsible for commercial lines, personal lines and liability. He will be based in Manchester and will work closely with David Cobbold in the Leeds office.