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People moves round-up - July

KPMG in the UK has appointed David O'Hara (pictured) as a principal investment consultant to lead its newly established Scottish Investment Advisory team. He will be based in Glasgow and will report to Patrick McCoy, head of investment advisory for KPMG in the UK. The team will advise clients on their investment arrangements and will work alongside the Scottish Pensions team led by KPMG partner, Donald Fleming.

Mr O'Hara joins KPMG from Hymans Robertson where he provided investment advice to a range of major private and public UK pension schemes.

KPMG has also welcomed Gary Martin as a principal advisor in its Manchester Life insurance actuarial team. Mr Martin joins the team from Co-operative Insurance, where his focus was on product and business development. He qualified in 2002 and has 15 years' experience in the life industry.

Kendra Felisky has been appointed by Travelers to the newly created position of chief risk officer for Europe. Ms Felisky will be responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of risk management strategies and policies for the European operations. Additionally, she will assume the reporting line of the risk function and the capital modelling group, and will play a role in the organisation's Solvency II efforts.

Ms Felisky joins from Deloitte where she was a director in the Actuarial and Insurance Solutions consulting practice. Prior to Deloitte, Ms Felisky held leadership roles at CNA Re and CX Re and was previously a consultant in the UK and the US.

Barnett Waddingham has promoted seven of its senior client advisers to the position of partner and added 14 associates. The promotions take the total number of partners across its seven UK practices to 50, the firm said.

The seven new partners are actuaries Paul Hubbold, Ben Pullen, Ben Roach, Vanessa Smart and Ruth Thomas, who are joined by Mark Futcher and Julian Mainwood.

Angela Gay FIA joins the firm's Bromsgrove office as an associate with the other 13 new associates coming from within the firm. They are actuaries Jon Daykin, Martin Hooper, Oli McCulloch, Tracey McManus, Dan Robinson and Sam Underhill.

Peter RedheadAon Hewitt has announced that Peter Redhead (pictured left) has joined the company as business leader for the North West, based in the Manchester office. Mr Redhead joins the company after spending 16 years with Jardine Lloyd Thompson where latterly he was deputy chairman of its employee benefits division.

Munich Re has announced that Andrew Buchanan will join the firm as chief risk officer for the UK, Australian and South African Life markets. He will start the role from the beginning of September. Mr Buchanan joins from Prudential plc where he is the head of risk oversight. Prior to Prudential, he spent seven years at Oliver Wyman Financial Services.

Andy Batley has also recently started at Munich Re as commercial director for the life business in the UK & Ireland. He was previously at XL Re for eight years as global head of business development where he was responsible for a team based in the UK, US and Continental Europe covering protection and longevity business.

Peter Latimer has joined Chesnara plc as the corporate actuary responsible for financial reporting. Mr Latimer joins the Preston-based listed life insurer after 15 years working for AEGON in Lytham St Annes, primarily involved in financial reporting but latterly assisting with the group's Solvency II programme.

Hannover Life Re (UK) has recently announced the appointment of Peter Turvey as an independent non-executive director. Mr Turvey has worked for Swiss Re in the UK and held positions within a range of actuarial professional bodies.

Chris Lewis joins Milliman as a senior consultant in the London life practice. He joins from Aviva where he was most recently general manager of Aviva Re Europe in Dublin. Mr Lewis will initially focus on capital management and the provision of solutions for reinsurers.

Towers Watson has appointed Paul Morris as regional leader for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Mr Morris joined the company in 1988 as an international consultant in the New York office before relocating to London soon afterwards. Since then he has been an account director and consulted with a number of Towers Watson's largest multinational clients, both in Europe and the US, advising them on a range of international benefits and reward issues. In addition, for the past six years Mr Morris has been the office leader for the Reigate office, one of Towers Watson's largest offices globally.