CNA Maritime
Jonathan Cripps has been appointed fine art and specie underwriter at CNA Maritime at Lloyd's.
He has 17 years' experience and joins from Zurich Specialties.

Independent Insurance
Don Oakley has returned to Independent Insurance to take on the role of manager of its Ireland office in Upper Hatch Street, Dublin.Oakley worked for Independent from 1996 to 1999, becoming regional manager of the St Albans branch before moving to Royal & Sunalliance where he was strategy development manager for 18 months.

Primary Insurance Group
Phillip Smith is joining the underwriting team of Primary Insurance Group where he will develop the travel and health schemes. He was previously with Independent.

St Paul
Jonathan Houghton has been appointed to the new position of London development manager at St Paul International Companies. He was previously at CGNU where his last role was working within the national broking head office team as the trading consultant. His new role involves developing broker relationships in the London market and growing St Paul's speciality property and liability business.


Special Risks Insurance Brokers
Special Risks Insurance Brokers has appointed Peter Askew as chairman. He was previously Managing Director of Aon Construction and has had extensive senior management experience as a main board director of Bain Dawes and chairman of Bain Hogg (Special Risks).'

Smithson Mason Financial Services
The Bradford branch of Smithson Mason Financial Services has appointed four new account managers.
Henry Swarbrick, Darrell Wood, Mohammed Idris and Mark Briggs will be working with the main board director Graham Douglas.

A Manning UK
Geoffrey Archer joins A Manning UK to look after its TVR Insurance Motor Scheme and the high net worth portfolio. He was previously with Burke Forde Insurance Group.

Graham Harris has been appointed sales and marketing director for motor initiatives at the corporate risks division of Willis. He was previously at PHH Accident Management.


Foreign & Colonial Management
Robert Siddles has been appointed head of US Smaller Companies at Foreign & Colonial Management (F&C). He was previously head of US Equities at Gartmore.

Acoat Bodyshop Services
Lisa Fantom has been appointed as company accountant with Acoat Bodyshop Services, the vehicle repair network. She will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the financial systems.

Claims investigation company Brownsword has appointed six members of staff.
Rob Evans will work in the liability department. He joins from Axa. He is joined by three recruits from the former Motor Legal Group. Joc Dooley heads the Brownsword filed force, Terri Walsh joins the theft team and Vicki Booth is appointed office administrator. The other appointments are Gerry Curran from Eagle Star who will work in the debt recovery department and Jim Palmer from Groupama who joins the motor vehicle theft team.

Berrymans Lace Mawer
Berrymans Lace Mawer has appointed six partners. Karen Barlow, a personal injury specialist and Boris Cetnik, who deals with occupational disease claims, join the London office. Guy Bailey joins the Birmingham branch where he will specialise in employers' liability, industrial disease, public liability and school work. Three personal injury specialists, Juliette Sherrard, Peter Bowler and Andrew Hibbert join the Liverpool, Manchester and Southampton offices respectively.Three personal injury specialists, Juliette Sherrard, Peter Bowler, and Andrew Hibbert join the Liverpool, Manchester and Southampton offices respectively.