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Tokio Marine HCC names Susan Rivera as new CEO

27th July 2018

Tokio Marine HCC has announced that Susan Rivera has been appointed as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), succeeding current CEO Christopher J.B. Williams from September 1, 2018. Rivera has served as Tokio Marine HCC’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since April 1, 2018, before which she was ... Read the full article

Danny Gluszkiewicz joins BMS as a director of Australian operations

13th July 2018

Specialist insurance and reinsurance broker BMS Group Limited has announced the hiring of Danny Gluszkiewicz within its Australia team, as a Director of the Australian operations, effective August, 2018. He will be based in Brisbane, and will form part of BMS Australia's national team, reporting to BMS Australia Chief Executive Officer (CEO), ... Read the full article

Tim Plant named CEO of General Insurance, Australia & New Zealand, Zurich

9th July 2018

Zurich Australian Insurance Limited, a division of global insurer Zurich, has appointed Tim Plant as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of General Insurance, Australia & New Zealand, effective August 7th, 2018. Plant joins the firm from icare, where he was most recently Group Executive of Insurance for NSW, which is the largest public ... Read the full article

Re/insurance industry calling for inclusive workplaces

4th July 2018

Global insurers and reinsurers, along with brokers and other organisations across the insurance industry, have collaborated to establish the Inclusive Behaviours Pledge, designed to alter behaviours and develop a more inclusive work environment across the industry. The Pledge was founded by Lloyd's and Zurich, and includes companies such as RSA, AXA, ... Read the full article

Hannover Re joins new Chinese reinsurance blockchain initiative

29th June 2018

Hannover Re, China Re, Germany General Re (Gen Re), and Zhong An Technology have launched a new intercompany trading platform to support the implementation of blockchain technology in the Chinese reinsurance market, according to China Insurance News Network. The parties recently released the Reinsurance Blockchain (BIC) White Paper in Shanghai, a ... Read the full article

Allianz planning huge UK insurance acquisition, Aviva and RSA both targets

18th June 2018

A report from The Sunday Times suggests Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Allianz, Oliver Bäte, has been working with investment bankers for several months as he weighs up options on a list of potential deals. Allianz are said to be interested in pursuing a large UK insurance acquisition, with Aviva and ... Read the full article

CFO appointment bolsters Ascent Underwriting’s senior team

5th June 2018

London-headquartered Ascent Underwriting has announced the appointment of Rob Harden as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), subject to regulatory approval. Harden has over 20 years experience in the industry - including senior finance and corporate development roles at Liberty Specialty Markets, Beazley, QBE and Close Brothers - and joins from ... Read the full article

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty appoints new President of Australasia

4th June 2018

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has announced the appointment of Mark Lingafelter as President, BHSI, Australasia. In a move that sees him assumes responsibility from its new President of U.K. & Europe, Chris Colahan. Lingafelter joins the Sydney-based role after 3 years at QBE insurance, where he served out of Singapore ... Read the full article

Hamilton Re welcomes Carol Redahan as new Controller

16th May 2018

Hamilton Re, the Bermuda-based insurance and reinsurance platform for Hamilton Insurance Group, has announced the appointment of Carol Redahan as Senior Vice President, Controller. Reporting to Hamilton Re Chief Financial Officer Vanessa Hardy Pickering, Ms. Redahan will be bringing almost 20 years’ experience within the financial services and reinsurance industries. She joins ... Read the full article

Canopius appoints Construction and Engineering Underwriter

3rd May 2018

Global specialty lines re/insurer Canopius has announced the appointment of John Shaw as Construction and Engineering Underwriter. Shaw joins Canopius from QBE, where he has served since 2014, most recently as Construction Underwriting Manager for Northern Australia. Spencer Pearce, Head of Heavy Industry & Construction at Canopius, commented: “We are really pleased ... Read the full article

Volante Global names Underwriting and Franchise Director

12th April 2018

Volante Global Limited, an international managing general agent (MGA) platform, has announced the appointment of Jerry Probert as Underwriting and Franchise Director. The appointment also sees Probert join the Volante Executive Committee and Volante Global Board, and he will work closely with the firm's Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Talbir ... Read the full article

Tokio Marine HCC appoints Susan Rivera as Chief Operating Officer

3rd April 2018

Tokio Marine HCC has announced the appointment of Susan Rivera as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). Rivera joins Tokio Marine from V3 Insurance Partners LLC, where she was a founding shareholder, and has served as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) since 2009. In her new role, she will ... Read the full article

Tokio Marine Kiln appoints Stuart Chamberlain to senior casualty underwriter

21st March 2018

Tokio Marine Kiln has appointed Stuart Chamberlain, who joins from QBE as senior casualty underwriter, set to report to Paul Woodward, Head of UK liability and Europe. Woodward said: "Stuart is a well-established casualty underwriter in the Manchester market. He is technically strong across a broad range of sectors and trades ... Read the full article

ArgoGlobal strengthens casualty division with two key hires

15th March 2018

ArgoGlobal has strengthened its casualty division with two key hires, naming Geoffrey Bull as casualty treaty underwriter and Jaime Garcia-Anton Lopez as professional indemnity (PI) underwriter, effective immediately.  Bull will report to Stuart Dale, international casualty treaty class underwriter, and Garcia-Anton Lopez will report to James McPartland, PI class underwriter. Ryan Barnes, ... Read the full article

MIB appoints Dominic Clayden as new CEO

14th March 2018

MIB has announced that Dominic Clayden will succeed current Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ashton West OBE from 14th May 2018, as well as becoming an Executive Director to the Board. The transition will follow West’s retirement after 15 years at MIB, and he is expected to work closely with Clayden over ... Read the full article