<strong>Association of British Insurers</strong><br />The ABI has appointed Kerrie Kelly, currently chief executive of the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA), as its new director general, effective from next February.<br /><br />Kelly has led the ICA since 2006, having formerly been CEO of the country&rsquo;s Financial Planning Association. She is currently a non-executive director at HSBC in Australia, the Financial Literacy Advisory Board and the Financial Ombudsman Service.<br /><br /><strong>Alliance Trust</strong><br />The investment firm has hired Alan Trotter as its new finance director, effective from early 2010. <br /><br />Trotter is currently group corporate development director at insurer Legal &amp; General, where he is also responsible for the UK central finance function. <br /><br />Before joining L&amp;G, he held senior financial roles with a number of Scottish financial services institutions, having originally qualified as an accountant with Ernst &amp; Young in 1993.<br /><br /><strong>Coutts </strong><br />The private bank has appointed Robert Edwards as a senior banker in its Monaco office.<br /><br />Edwards will be responsible for advising the bank&rsquo;s clients in the principality, with a particular focus on the central and eastern European market.<br /><br />He has over 13 years of experience in the sector, having joined from Compagnie Monegasque de Banque in Monaco, where he was also a senior private banker. He has also worked for Britannia International in the Isle of Man and in a variety of roles at Barclays.