Towergate TowergateUnderwriting Householdappoints Alyson Williamsas household developmentdirector. She has rejoinedafter working at theGallagher Group asdevelopment manager.TowergateUnderwriting FinancialRisks appoints Angus Oggas an underwritingmanager. He previouslyworked for Ink Insuranceleading their solicitors'professional indemnitycampaign.Mark Richardson joinsas an underwritingmanager. He was mostrecently class underwritingmanager for Navigatorsand has also held seniorpositions at Saturn, AIG(Chartis) Navigators andChiyoda.Towergate Insuranceappoints Neil Galjaard asgroup change director. Hehas been insurancedirector of Paymentshieldsince 2007 and, prior tothis, was partnerships andproduct developmentdirector at Lloyds TSBInsurance. He has alsobeen consultant to theCEO of Virgin MoneyGroup and marketingdirector at AMP.OnthemoveWho's going where? Christina SharpHayley BaverstockACE ACE appointsChristina Sharp as claimsclient relationshipmanager. With 24 years'insurance experience, shewas previously businessdevelopment manager forthe Van Ameyde Groupand before that managedthe assistance division ofFirstAssist.Alan & ThomasAlan & ThomasInsurance Group appointsHayley Baverstock asmarketing manager. Withover nine years' marketingexperience, she waspreviously marketingmanager of law firmMoore Blatch. AXAAXA Commercial Linesappoints Ryan Birbeck asLondon sales manager.Joining AXA in 2005 on thegraduate scheme, he hasworked within underwritingand sales and was also akey account manager.CapitaCapita CommercialInsurance appoints GregCarter as director of clientservices. With over 25years' insuranceexperience, he joins fromthe FSA where he wasmanager, wholesaleinsurance intermediaries.He has also held roles atStandard & Poor's, A.M.Best & Co and FitchRatings. Defaqto Defaqto appointsDavid Cartwright as headof insight. With more than30 years' financial servicesexperience, he joins fromAXA-Bluefin where he washead of research anddevelopment for eightyears, and has also heldsenior roles at MoorgateHouse and ProvidentMutual (General Accident).Carol ThompsonNick WhitingNeil GaljaardSSPSSP appoints CarolThompson as chieffinancial officer. She waspreviously chief financialofficer at Electricity NorthWest and operatingpartner at Marwyn LLP.Yvonne Spalding isappointed professionalservices director. She joinsfrom IT and businessservices firm Steria. Nick Whiting becomesbusiness developmentmanager of the insurerdivision. He has worked atSSP for nine years.DUALDUAL Ireland appointsMartha Gorman asdevelopment underwriter forfinancial lines. She joins fromMarsh where she was acommercial broker. 26 insurancepeopleMARCH 2012Ryan BirbeckCNACNA Europe promotesJohn Taylor to the newly-created role of chiefunderwriting officer. Hejoined in 2006, and hasover 25 years' experienceincluding spells at Chubband Willis.
MARCH 2012 insurancepeople27Douglas YoungCanopiusCanopius Groupappoints Douglas Youngas head of distribution fortheir UK retail insurancedivision. Having workedin insurance since 1982,he joined CanopiusGroup as managingdirector of K. DreweInsurance Brokers andhas held roles atTowergate Underwriting,Ensign Managing Agencyand E. Coleman & Co. Bob ScreenCNACNA Insuranceappoints Steve O'Riordanas underwriting manager- London property. With24 years' experience, hehas worked at CNA since2004 as assistantcorporate propertymanager and actingunderwriting manager.Prior to that, he was leadproperty underwriter atSLE Worldwide and alsospent 14 years at Royaland SunAlliance. Paul TimminsDrew BuckleyJonathan WrightDASDAS Group appointsPaul Timmins as chiefoperating officer andboard director. He joinedas head of complianceand risk management,later becoming head ofrisk and HR. Prior to thathe was compliancedirector at BritannicMoney and head of retailcontracts andcompliance at BAA.Bob Screen isappointed as head ofmarketing. He has held anumber of seniorpositions includingmarketing manager atNorwich Union Direct,marketing and businessinsurance director at HillHouse Hammond, andmanaging director atVEGA InsuranceServices. JunctionJunction appointsJonathan Wright as itsassociate director, E-commerce andaggregation. He joins fromSantander where he washead of E-commerce. Andrew MiddletonPHPThe Private HealthPartnership (PHP) appointsAndrew Middleton as headof sales. He was previouslymanager of personal lines& SME. Insurecom Drew Buckley joinsInsurecom as a businessdevelopment manager forthe South-East, havingpreviously run his ownconsultancy businessspecialising in IT assistancefor brokers. He also workedfor over eight years as an IT& project manager atFarmers and Mercantile.MarshMarsh appointsMartin South as CEO ofMarsh Europe. He willalso continue as CEO ofMarsh UK & Ireland. Hehas previously been CEOof internationalbusinesses at ZurichFinancial Services and amember of the groupmanagement board.Vincent C. Marrotjoins as global leader,energy engineering andleader of constructionengineering in theirinternational division.With 20 years'engineering experience,and the last 12 years asan insurance lossadjuster, he joins fromAquaterra Adjusterswhere he was senior vicepresident.Steve O'RiordanMAPFRE Mapfre Warrantyappoints Richard Hage ashead of sales. He joins fromSmart Insurance where hewas business developmentmanager. His automotiveinsurance industryexperience includes seniorroles at Cardif Pinnacle,GMAC and Capital BankMotor.