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PartnerRe announces new leaders of P&C and Specialty Lines

4th January 2018 - Author: Luke Gallin

Bermuda-based reinsurer PartnerRe has announced new divisional leaders as a result of the retirement of Tad Walker, previously Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Property & Casualty (P&C).

PartnerRe logoFollowing the retirement of Walker, Charles Goldie, formerly CEO of Specialty Lines at PartnerRe, has been named as the new CEO of Property & Casualty.

Goldie has been the head of the reinsurer’s Specialty Lines since 2010, and as a member of the company’s executive management team has played a key role in its long-term strategy and structure.

He was also Senior Vice President (SVP), Head of Specialty Lines for PartnerRe US from 2002 to 2009, and Deputy Head of PartnerRe Global from 2014. The new role sees Goldie relocate to Stamford, Connecticut, U.S from Zurich, effective January 15th, 2018.

PartnerRe CEO Emmanuel Clarke will take on responsibility for Specialty Lines following Goldie’s appointment, and will be assisted by Greg Haft, who has been named Deputy CEO of Specialty Lines, effective January 1st, 2018. Within Specialty Lines, Haft will lead a new unit combined of Specialty Property, Marine and Energy.

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Clarke, commented; “As an established leader at PartnerRe, Charlie brings experience and stability for our clients and brokers in P&C who will continue to receive the same quality service from PartnerRe. Charlie’s success in building client relationships and delivering reinsurance solutions across a wide spectrum of markets will translate well to our P&C business.

“At the same time, I would like to congratulate Greg on his promotion to Deputy CEO Specialty Lines. His long and successful track record in property catastrophe coupled with his leadership skills made him an excellent choice for this position and I look forward to his support.

“In both cases, I am very pleased that we have been able to draw on the strength of our internal talent to fill these important positions and to provide meaningful opportunities for growth for our leaders. Finally, I would like to thank Tad for his important contribution to PartnerRe over the years. He has been a valued member of the executive management team and we are grateful to him for his work in helping to position PartnerRe’s future success. We wish him the very best for his future retirement plans.”

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