Phil Calvert is appointed head of national accounts at Permanent Insurance. He has more than 20 years experience, having worked in national account roles at Zurich Life and ZIFA.His new responsibilities will include designing and implementing a strategy for national accounts development, strengthening relationships with head offices of nationals and networks and delivering initiatives at local level to assist them in expanding their protection business.
Ansvar has appointed Leigh Ide as its south east regional manager. He was 15 years at Allianz Cornhill as commercial lines business developer.
Mark Stephenson is appointed city sales manager at Independent, where he has worked since 1995. Previous roles at the company included senior sales assistant and senior inspector.
RJ Kiln & Co
RJ Kiln & Co has appointed two new people to the company. Edward Creasy is appointed director of underwriting. Mike Lewis is appointed director of RJ Kiln & Co. Creasy was previously managing director of Lloyd's managing agent Cassidy Davis. Lewis joined RJ Kiln & Co and was company secretary and compliance officer. Lewis will spearhead the support services for the insurance operations.
Prudential has appointed Philip Broadley as finance director and he takes up his post next month. He is currently a partner at Arthur Andersen, where he is chief operating officer of the UK financial services industry assurance practice, with responsibility for audit and risk consulting services to the firm's insurance and banking clients. He was one of the Arthur Andersen partners who assisted the Bank of England's Board of Banking Supervision investigation into the collapse of Barings.
Giles Schofield and Mark Burbidge are appointed to the Alternative Risk Transfer at Euclidian. Prior to joining Euclidian, they co-founded Stockton Re's London office in 1996, having previously spent eight years together at Swire Fraser pioneering the development of finite risk products.
Property & Casualty Services
Steve Ashwell is appointed liability adjuster at Quest Partnership. He was previously assistant claims manager at Folgate Insurance before joining.
AssureSoft has appointed two new people to the company. William Watling is appointed to the board as business development director. David Redbond is appointed information technology director. Watling in his new role will ensure that AssureSoft will take full advantage of the opportunities IT brings to the IFA market. Redbond in his new role will work with Watling and AssureSoft's senior management team to accelerate delivery of AssureWeb's innovative product portfolio to IFAs.
Antony Hodari & Co
Antony Hodari and Co has appointed two new people. Anjana Joshi is appointed to deal with a growing portfolio of medical negligence, while Gerald Halon is appointed as personal injury specialist at the law firm.
Barlow Lyde & Gilbert
Kathleen Ford is appointed reinsurance specialist at Barlow Lyde & Gilbert, where she joins the reinsurance and international risk team. Kathleeen was a previously a partner at the New York-based law firm Mendes & Mount, where her speciality was in asbestos and in environmental reinsurance claims.
Glass's Holdings has appointed two new high profile people. Philippe G. von Stauffenberg is appointed chief executive officer. Robin Oliphant is appointed chairman of the group, and was previously managing director. Philippe G. von Stauffenberg previously worked for Hicks Muse, where he was responsible for developing the company's European media and technology business.
Rarrigini & Rosso
David Abbott is appointed head of Active Risk Management (ARM), which is a division of Rarrigini & Rosso. He was previously the head of sales at Drive & Survive and is a well known figure in the industry. In his new role at ARM, he will lead the division in using advanced risk management and driver training techniques to cut clients' insurance costs and running expenses as well as reduce the human costs of vehicle accidents.