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Acrisure Re bolsters leadership team with EVP, SVP appointments

8th November 2021 - Author: Charlie Wood

Acrisure Re, the re/insurance broker and fintech platform of Acrisure, has added Ian Wicks, as an executive vice president and Simon Arnott as a senior vice president.

handshake-bwWicks has been assigned to the firm’s London office and will report to partner Nigel Dane.

His new role at Acrisure Re will focus on the casualty side of the business with a broader strategic role in the reinsurance division.

Arnott is based in Bermuda and will report to Clark Hontz, president of Acrisure Re Bermuda.

He will be responsible for sourcing new business and expanding Acrisure Re’s property cat and retro offerings.

Arnott will also support the wider team in growing current accounts and developing long-lasting relationships across the market.

The pair hold over 75 years’ experience in the re/insurance market, with Wicks joining from Ed Broking having served as chairman of the non-marine reinsurance division.

He has also previously held roles at various London market reinsurance broking companies including Harman, Wicks & Swayne, Willis Re, and JLT Re.

Arnott joins from Securis ILS Management, where for three years he was head of business development for the non-life division.

Prior to that he spent 16 years at Tokio Millennium Re in Bermuda where he most recently held the positions of executive vice president and head of catastrophe lines.

“I am delighted to welcome Simon to the Bermuda team,” said Hontz. “His vast experience in structuring and pricing programs, extensive knowledge of the ILS market and broad network of global market relationships will significantly enhance our production capabilities and market insights. I look forward to working with him.”

On the appointment of Wicks, Dane commented, “I am so pleased to welcome Ian to our casualty team in London and look forward to working with him as we expand our footprint in third party lines. His knowledge and breadth of contacts will be invaluable.”

Simon Hedley, CEO of Acrisure Re, added, “I have known Ian and Simon for a long time, and they are both excellent additions to our team. Their wealth of knowledge and industry experience will further enhance our offering.”

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