City Moves for 17 November 2014 | Who’s switching jobs

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The law firm has announced the appointment of Nick Richards as partner in its large loss and technical insurance team in London. He was previously a partner at Morgan Cole, and has over 20 years’ experience handling EU cross-border and large loss claims.

National Counties Building Society

Cameron Amaira has been appointed head of intermediary sales at the building society. He has over 30 years’ experience in the industry, and joins from Manor Mortgages, where he was national sales director. Amaira has also held positions at Intelligent Finance, Mortgage Express, and Bradford & Bingley.

King & Wood Mallesons

The law firm has announced three appointments to its structured real estate team. William Naunton and Clive Jones both join from Eversheds, where they were international head of real estate and London head of tax respectively. Cornelius Medvei joins King & Wood Mallesons from retirement, and was formerly London senior partner and head of real estate at Eversheds.

ANV Holdings

The insurance group has announced the appointment of two underwriters to the professional lines division of ANV Syndicate 1861. Tracy Ambrose joins as lead underwriter for professional indemnity from Catlin, where she was most recently class underwriter in professional indemnity. Ritchie List joins as senior underwriter, financial institutions, and has previously held senior positions at Marsh FINPRO, Paragon, HSBC, and XL Insurance Company.

Berwin Leighton Paisner

The law firm has announced that Kent Phillips, based in its Singapore office, and Richard Power, based in Berwin Leighton Paisner’s London office, have been appointed joint heads of its international arbitration team. The appointments will be effective from 1 December 2014.


The peer-to-peer mortage platform has appointed John Prust as head of sales and marketing. He has over 25 years’ experience in the mortgage industry, and has held senior positions at Lehman Brothers and Southern Pacific Mortgage.

Ryan Specialty Group

Mark Peeters has been appointed chief executive of the insurance services business’s new London-based directors and officers (D&O) managing general agent. Peeters was previously chief professional liability underwriter at Argo Re in Bermuda, and has also held senior positions at XL Insurance, Marsh, Aon, and Johnson & Higgins.

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