Gary Beck has joined Willis as its professional services industry practice leader.Beck has 28 years' broking experience and joins Willis from Aon.Tysers
Independent Lloyd's broker Tysers has appointed Edward Slade as IT director. Slade was with broker Denis M Clayton & Co for nine years. SBJ
SBJ Group has appointed Richard Cirsch and Manoj Sharma as directors.In addition, Richard Cirsch and Ralph Williams are appointed joint managing directors of the marine cargo division of SBJ Ltd.FarmWeb
FarmWeb, a national network of agricultural insurance specialists, has appointed George Stonley as agricultural technical director. Stonley was formerly underwriting manager for NFU Mutual.Oxygen
Oxygen has appointed Richard Trebble as chief information officer (CIO).Trebble joins from The Rubicon Corporation, where he was CIO. Previously he held CIO positions at Aon, Independent Insurance and Save & Prosper, with UK, European and global remits.Jelf Group
Jelf Group has appointed David Walker to its board as a non-executive director. Walker will also chair the group's audit and remuneration committees. He has 25 years' experience in the financial services industry, previously working for JP Morgan, Bankers Trust Company and Credit Suisse First Boston in various senior roles.Marsh
Marsh has promoted Jim McCluskey to practice leader of its European client service group.McCluskey has worked for Marsh for 23 years and was previously the client service leader of the company's UK corporate client practice. He succeeds Hywel Bevan following his retirement on 1 January.Insurers

GE Insurance Solutions
Peter Hamilton and Jingwei Jia have joined GE's engineering facultative team.Hamilton was formerly underwriting manager for facultative engineering at Transatlantic Re and Jia is from GE Insurance Solutions' risk management unit.Hamilton joins as a senior underwriter focusing on global construction business. He has 30 years' experience in engineering insurance and reinsurance. Jia joins as a trainee underwriter. Atradius
Credit insurer Atradius has appointed Delfin Rueda as chief financial officer and a member of its management board. Rueda was previously senior vice president at JPMorgan's financial institutions group. He has also held roles at Warburg Dillon Read and Andersen Consulting.HSA
Health cash plan provider HSA has appointed John Dean as sales and distribution director.Dean was previously managing director of Gissings, an employee benefits consultancy. Prior to that he was head of healthcare at Aon Consulting. ITIC
Julia Mavropoulos, claims director of International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC), has retired.Mavropoulos's career in the shipping industry began in the 1970s when she worked for a Piraeus-based firm. When she returned to London in the 1980s she joined the management company of TIM, one of the predecessors of ITIC. Since then she has been an underwriter and claims handler for ITIC. She has served as director of claims for 11 years.Ace
Ace European Group has appointed Mark Alton to the newly-created role of regional excess multinational casualty manager within its Manchester branch.David Maynard has been appointed regional multinational casualty manager working from the Manchester office.Combined Insurance
Combined Insurance has made changes to its senior UK sales team following the retirement of vice president Roy Sandelands.George Munro has been appointed vice president and divisional manager of its accident and healthcare consumer sales operation for Northern UK. Seamus Fitzpatrick has been promoted to vice president and divisional manager of the same operation for Southern UK.Hampden Agencies
Hampden Agencies has appointed Roger Sedgwick Rough and Nicholas d'Ambrumenil. Both will join Hampden from Lloyd's members' agency CBS Private Capital when they are free to do so.Ecclesiastical
Ken Burdett has been appointed to the board of Ecclesiastical Insurance. For the past seven years he has been general manager of the company's UK division, responsible for Ecclesiastical's business in the UK, including its direct church and intermediary business. He previously held roles within Ecclesiastical as the company's chief underwriting manager, chief surveyor and development manager. Legal

Plexus Law
Plexus Law has recruited two assistant solicitors to its professional indemnity team.Gemma Gilchrist joins Plexus as an assistant solicitor from Lawrence Graham and will focus on directors' and officers' insurance liability.Sian Martin joins the company as an assistant solicitor from Hammonds. She will focus on employment practices liability insurance.RPC
Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC) has appointed former Akin Gump partner Patrick Devine. Devine joins as a partner in RPC's insurance regulatory and broker group, and will work closely with the firm's corporate practice.Profile

Stuart Davies
Aegis Managing Agency has appointed Stuart Davies as managing director. Davies has worked in insurance for 16 years. He was most recently operations director at Highway Insurance Holdings. Prior to this, he worked as claims director at Highway, finance director at Ockham Personal Insurance Agency and finance manager at Syndicate 37. Davies said: "In a changing and increasingly regulated market place, Aegis is a unique global energy operator, whose mutual status gives it a very different approach. My major challenge will be to build Aegis's position in the London market."In his spare time, Davies enjoys watching football and rugby, and looking after his eight-month old daughter.