Former Thomas, Carroll managing director, Stuart Love, is working on a two-month project with Perkins Slade, Insurance Times has learned.

Love, who resigned from the Wales-based broker last month (News, 3 August) after a disagreement with its chairman, is understood to have been approached by several super-regional brokers with offers of employment.

He is believed to have accepted the role at Perkins Slade because it was an interim position.

Perkins Slade chief executive, David Slade, said he had instigated a "continuing relationship" with Love.

He told Insurance Times: "Stuart is a talented guy, and when he came on to the market we saw this as a great opportunity. He is currently working on a six- to eight-week project for us."

The news prompted speculation that Love is working on a succession plan to replace Slade, 64, when he retires.

One source said: "It would be a great place for Stuart to end up, and David doesn't want to carry on working for much longer - so this could be a great deal for both sides."

Slade declined to comment on the nature of the project.