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MMA Insurance expands UK commercial underwriting team

IBR Staff Writer Published 19 July 2011

MMA Insurance, a wholly owned subsidiary of French multi-national insurer, MMA IARD Assurances Mutuelles, has expanded its commercial underwriting team with new appointments and promotions, as part of strengthening its UK's commercial lines market.

In this regard, Brian Johnston has been promoted to senior regional underwriter in the Glasgow regional underwriting team.

Sally Chamberlain, who joined the firm as assistant underwriter three years ago, has been promoted to regional underwriter in the Manchester regional underwriting team.

The Newcastle Regional underwriting team has been strengthened with the appointment Irene McFarlane as senior regional underwriter, effective immediately.

McFarlane was previously employed in a variety of underwriting, management and broking roles with RSA, Ecclesiastical and Towergate. He has 15 years of experience in the Newcastle market.

Matthew Giles has been appointed as senior regional underwriter in the Reading regional underwriting

Giles will join the firm from Axa. He also served at Zurich, Aviva and RSA in London and the South East of England.

MMA appointed Nick Dinsdale as portfolio underwriting manager in the Mike Clothier's central commercial lines underwriting team in Reading, effective immediately.

Dinsdale has worked for QBE over the last 12 years in a variety of positions, with responsibilities across both technical and team management roles.