Insurance movers and shakers

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Insurance movers and shakers

Lumley Finance has appointed David Wright to the position of Victorian state manager and Christopher Caruso to the role of senior business development manager. 

Wright joins Lumley Finance from Hunter Premium where he was a business development manager while Caruso joins after spending three successful years at Pacific Premium Funding

Natasha Gale, head of distribution, Lumley Finance said: “Their respective appointments reflect Lumley Finance’s commitment to being the premium funder of choice in the market.” 

The Underwriting Agencies Council has five new directors following its annual general meeting in Sydney. 

Three retiring directors, Heath Amber, Linda King and Jo Lindsay-Eschbank were re-elected to the board. They are joined by Peter Bailey and Steve Boucher.

Chairman John Iles, who was not required to stand for re-election, congratulated the new directors and welcomed them to the board. UAC also adopted a new constitution, replacing the council’s previous memorandum and articles of association. 

Ironshore has appointed Ian Rouse to lead its specialty offerings in Australia for Political Risk, Political Violence, War and Terrorism. 

Rouse joins Ironshore from Marsh in Sydney where he oversaw the development of the Political Risk and Structured Credit business lines. Prior to Marsh, Rouse worked in Sydney for QBE, where he served as an underwriter for the trade credit and political risk business. He also was with Marsh’s trade credit and political risk division in London for more than a decade.

IAG chairman Brian Schwartz has announced that Alison Deans had been added to the IAG Board as a non-executive director. 

Deans has knowledge of digital environments having established eBay in Australia, as well as having taken a portfolio of businesses including Ninemsn and Ticketek, from significant loss to profitability as CEO of eCorp. She is currently CEO of Netus, a private company that invests in and supports the growth of digital businesses. 

Chris Doubé has been handed the role of CEO for the Allianz-backed Euler Hermes in Australia and New Zealand. Doubé succeeds Babette Bottin, who will be leaving the company to pursue other opportunities.

Doubé has over 11 years’ experience within the trade credit insurance industry in Australia, holding various management positions with Coface, QBE Trade Indemnity and Dexta Corporation. Until May 2012, he was country manager of Coface Australia, and most recently served as general manager of Trade Credit Underwriting Agency at National Credit Insurance Brokers (NCI).