Market Moves & Appointments

Vivek Bhatia has been appointed CEO Australian and New Zealand Operations at QBE.  Bhatia joins from iCare.

TAS, the Insurance Tehnology provider, has announced the appointment of Stuart Torrens as Network Architect – Product Lead; Karpreet Singh as Secrity Architect; and Tristan Quick as Service Architect.  Stephen Bebb has also been appointed Chief Technology Officer, whilst Susanne Pringle has been named Marketing Director.

John Nagle has been named Managing Director & CEO of iCare, following the departure of Bhatia.

Joanne Clarke, Ben Choppin and Colby Treasure have been appointed Special Counsels at Sparke Helmore.  In addition, Deirdre Pennock and Melissa Scriva have been appointed Senior Associates.

Ross Gilbert has been appointed National Manager in charge of running both SURA Labour Hire and SURA Speciality.  Gilbert previously worked for SURA and rejoins the business.

Stephen Halmarick has taken up a new role with Commonwealth Bank.  Halmarick was previously Head of Economic and Market Research at Colonial First State Global Asset Management.

Brian Thomas has left Perennial as General Manager Investment Services, after 13 years with the fund manager.

Bob Collie has joined the Thinking Ahead Institute, the Willis Towers Watson offshoot.  Collie joins from Russell Investments.

AXIS Insurance has announced the appointment of Nicole Lim as Deputy Chief Underwriting Officer, overseeing the insurance business in Singapore.