The insurance giant has appointed Dipak Warren as a corporate risk solutions director.

Warren joins from Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance in London, which she joined in 2000. In her last role as active underwriter and director of the firm, she was responsible for the syndicate business plan and performance across property, casualty, motor, PI, marine, construction, commercial mid-market and aviation.

She will take up her new role in September.

Wedlake Bell
The City law firm has hired Shapna Roy, a major infrastructure project specialist, as a partner in its corporate team.

Roy joins from Amey, where she was senior legal counsel in the group legal department. Prior to that, she spent almost 12 years at Lovells, latterly as of counsel in the infrastructure and project finance department.

She has previously advised on projects such as the £2.7bn Birmingham Highways PFI project and the £3.4bn Skynet 5 PFI project procured by the MoD.

Kleinwort Benson
The private banking group has appointed Richard Stanwell as head of its Newbury office, responsible for leading the wealth management practice in a region stretching from the Thames Valley into the West Country.

Stanwell joins from Barclays Wealth, where he has been a senior private banker for the past four years.

Catherine Whyle has also been appointed to support the Newbury wealth management team, joining from Coutts & Co.

Standard Life Investments
The asset manager has appointed director David Paine as head of property investments, following managing director Alex Watt’s decision to take early retirement in November.

Paine is currently responsible for the group’s Heritage With Profits Fund property portfolio and the UK Shopping Centre and UK Retail Park Trusts. He has over 25 years of experience in property fund management and development.

Buck Consultants
The human resource and benefits consultancy has appointed Mike Tyler to lead its health and productivity practice in the UK, effective from July.

Tyler joins from Mercer, where he was UK chief operating officer and previously led the firm’s health and benefits practice. More recently, he ran his own consulting business alongside his interests in the healthcare and benefits sector.

The business and technology consultancy, part of the BAE Systems group, has hired Chris Coker as its new finance director.

Coker joined Detica in 2007, working his way up through central and operational finance role to become UK finance director. He previously worked at accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.