Coles is new MD at Robins

GAB Robins has appointed a new managing director to bolster itsboardroom, in the wake of the departure of former chief operating officerBenedict Burke to become managing director of operations at rivalsCrawford UK.

Derek Coles (above) has become MD for loss-adjusting, having joined GABfrom Barclays Insurance Services, where he was managing director. He willreport directly to John Castagno, UK chief executive officer, and willtake responsibility for the UK loss-adjusting business from June 2.