Brian Johnston & Co

Brian Johnston & Co
Peter Gray has been appointed managing director of Brian Johnston & Co. He was previously a director of G R Patrick & Co and Aon.

James Weaver has been appointed as development manager Leicester at Avon. He started his career in 1986 with Royal & Sunalliance progressing through various sales and marketing positions before joining Avon as an inspector last year.

Laurence King, Colin Hawes and Charles Lennox have joined Fusion. Hawes and King have been appointed as UK claims manager and UK risk control manager respectively. Lennox will support the director of underwriting and claims. All three were previously with Independent.

Raman Sankaran has been appointed marketing communications manager at Healthsure Group, the healthcare cash plan provider.

Neil Clayton has been appointed development manager at Independent with responsibility for the regional offices of Aberdeen, Leeds, Glasgow and Newcastle. He joins from St Paul.

Markel syndicate 702 has appointed David Armes as class underwriter for professional indemnity. He has been working in the London Market for more than 23 years, eight of which were as an active underwriter. During this time he also held directorships of two managing agencies.

Weather Direct
Steve Warner has been appointed managing director with Weather Direct. He was previously with Insurex Expo-Sure.

GAB Robins
Richard Jones has been appointed marketing manager at GAB Robins UK. He was previously at National Westminster Bank.

Manjit Rana has joined ICL, the e-business services company. Prior to joining ICL, he was a freelance strategic consultant to internet start-ups in the insurance sector. Rana will be part of ICL's E-Innovations unit.

Universal Salvage
Richard Weale has been appointed business development manager at Universal Salvage.

Rarrigini & Rosso
Charles Ashwell has been appointed group marketing and PR manager at Rarrigini & Rosso. He was previously business development manager at Thomas Cook.

BIAS Insurance and Administration Services
Nigel Davies has joined BIAS Insurance and Administration Services as director of new business. BIAS is a subsidiary of Bland Bankart, and provides third-party administration services to insurers and major manufacturers. Davies brings with him more than 20 years' experience in the insurance industry.

SVB Underwriting Services
SVB Underwriting Services, the new service company of SVB Syndicates at Lloyd's has appointed Anita Hawkes as its marketing and communications manager. Hawkes joined SVB in January 2000 to assist in the development of its internet insurance provider, Fusion. She was previously employed by QBE.