Agency Underwriting
Joanne Collins is joining the claims department at Agency Underwriting Limited (AUL) from Royal London Insurance, where she previously worked for ten years as a senior household travel insurance claims technician. Two more senior appointments to the travel department are in the pipeline following rapid growth of the company's travel business.

Independent Insurance
Independent Insurance has appointed Richard Holland as executive manager for group finance. He joined Independent in 1997 as financial controller and in 1998 was promoted to executive manager for finance.

Sarah Alton has been appointed UK channel marketing manager at Safeonline, the global manufacturer and distributor of digital risk insurance products. Alton's role will include developing and implementing channel strategy to build market share.

Alleghany Underwriting Risk Services
Julian Bosworth has been appointed to the board of Alleghany Underwriting Risk Services.
He will be responsible for handling all claims arising from the yacht and marina account. He has been with the company since November 1999, and in the London Market for more than 25 years.

Combined Insurance
Combined Insurance has announced the appointment of Alan Winch as part of the continued expansion of its international accident and health lines of business. He comes with 12 years of Lloyd's market experience, where he specialised in personal accident and reinsurance.


Ward Evans Group
Ward Evans Group has appointed Roger Snowden to the board of Ward Evans Direct and Mark Branney to the board of its financial services division. The company was founded in 1992 to conduct general commercial insurance broking. The group now has a turnover of £35m. In addition, Richard Storey has joined the board of brokers Ward Evans Corporate with immediate responsibility for launching the company's new office in Birmingham. Opening with six accounts, Ward Evans plans to double the Birmingham workforce over the next quarter.

Henderson has appointed several staff after relocating to new premises in Leeds. Keith Sutcliffe, Darron Brady and Robin Fearnley move to the new office as account handlers. David Fryer, Richard Nicholson and Chris Taylor are appointed to develop the business.


Savvion, a global provider of automated ebusiness process management solutions, has appointed Marie-France Dolla as marketing co-ordinator for its UK and Ireland operations.

Rarrigini & Rosso
Broker services support provider Rarrigini & Rosso Group, has appointed Gavin Simmonds as the group's non-executive chairman. He has held a variety of positions both in investment banking and in the management of substantial service businesses.


Town & Country Assistance
Motor claims processing specialists, Town & Country Assistance has appointed Andrew Round as business development manager. Round, 25, has already clocked up considerable motor insurance experience. He started his career with an independent broker before moving to Interleasing UK where he spent four years as new business consultant.

Capita Eastgate Insurance Services
George Lloyd-Roberts is joining the board of Capita Eastgate Insurance Services, the London Market insurance division of Capita, the FTSE 100 listed outsourcing group. He has previously held a number of positions within the London Market, including chairman of Lloyd's Non-Marine Association, membership of the Lloyd's Regulatory Board, and was until recently the active underwriter of syndicate 55.

Inter Partner Assistance
Dean Harvey has been appointed business development manager at Inter Partner Assistance. Harvey, who has just been awarded fellowship of the Institute of Sales and Marketing, has spent the last seven years at Europ Assistance, where he was sales manager. He also has five years' experience working in the holiday industry, as product manager at Something Special Holidays and Drive France Holidays.