A guide to this week’s movements in the insurance industry

Broker

NMB

Newman Martin and Buchan Limited (NMB) has appointed Mark Burbridge and Paul Dunster to run its newly launched capital markets division.

Burbridge has spent much of the past 20 years at the forefront of design and implementation of alternative risk transfer products in the reinsurance industry.

Dunster has held various senior roles in the London reinsurance broking and underwriting sectors, where he played a leading role in developing and structuring reinsurance programmes for a wide range of businesses.

JLT group

Jardine Lloyd Thompson has appointed Vida Wilson to head up SuperPrint.

Wilson has been involved with the print industry for over 30 years and specifically with the BPIF (British Printing Industries Federation) Scheme operated by Aon.

Insurer

NIG

NIG has appointed Steve Mayne to the position of distribution implementation manager.

Mayne will be responsible for embedding new com-mercial propositions secured through NIG’s key accounts teams, as well as assisting NIG’s regional offices with tender opportunities.

Mayne joined NIG in November 2005 as an underwriter and brings 28 years’ experience in the insurance industry to the role.

Markerstudy

The Markerstudy Group has appointed Peter Smith as schemes underwriting manager.

Formerly head of private car and specialist schemes with Link Insurance, Smith’s experience spans over a decade and encompasses the private car, commercial vehicle, motorcycle and specialist schemes markets.

Zurich

Zurich has appointed Neil Fraser to the new role of claims market services manager.

Fraser will be responsible for supporting and working with Zurich’s market-facing business divisions.

Andrew Jepp has also been appointed by Zurich Municipal as head of local government.

He will report to managing director, Rob Allison.

Cardif Pinnacle

Cardif Pinnacle has appointed Richard Hage business development manager of its motor finance division.

Hage’s responsibilities will include managing both the creditor and GAP portfolios within Cardif Pinnacle’s Volkswagen financial services (VWFS) account.

He joins from GMAC.

Legal

Silverbeck Rymer

Silverbeck Rymer has announced partner promotions for Robert Mares and Gillian Carlisle.

Mares has over 20 years’ experience in insurance law and has been with Silverbeck Rymer for eight years.

In addition to his partnership duties Mares will continue to spearhead the growth of the multi-track department, which deals with the full range of catastrophic injury claims.

Carlisle has been with the firm for 3 years as business process manager and has over ten years’ experience in personal injury.

She is in charge of developing the firm’s case management system.

Other

Whittington Group

Whittington Group has app-ointed Gary Griffiths as managing director of Whitt-ington Capital Management.

He will also continue with his role as run-off manager for Syndicate 376.

Griffiths has worked for Whittington since 1994.

Whittington Group has also appointed Peter Tan as group strategic acquisitions director.

Tan has overall responsibility for all merger and acquisition activity across the group.

He will be based in Singapore and report to the group chief executive officer, Tony Hobrow.

KnowledgeCenter

KnowledgeCenter has announced the appointment of Alan Isaacs as corporate development manager and Matt Snape as sales manager for the London Market.

Deloitte

Deloitte has announced a number of senior appoint-ments to its specialist UK insurance team.

Four directors, Cindy Chan, Stephen Ross, Garth Hackshall and Andrew Gallacher have been promoted to partner.

Chan leads Deloitte’s insurance regulatory consulting team.

She works with companies to transform their compliance functions and supports initiatives to respond to regulatory developments.

Stephen Ross is a member of Deloitte’s corporate finance insurance team and works on strategic projects in the insurance sector.

Garth Hackshall will lead the financial services advisory team, working on purchase and sale mandates in the insurance sector as well as fundraising activities.

Gallacher leads Deloitte’s insurance practice in Switzerland where he has been based for five years.