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News on insurance and reinsurance industry hiring, appointments and people move news and announcements. Covering key hires and people moves across the global reinsurance, commercial and specialty insurance markets.

Tom Macfarlane to lead Berkshire’s (BHSI) Europe expansion

1st December 2020

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance has named Tom Macfarlane to lead the expansion of its capabilities in Europe, by underwriting Downstream Energy Property Insurance. Macfarlane comes to Berkshire Hathaway with over 40 years of insurance experience spanning both the underwriting and broking sides of the business. He has held various leadership ... Read the full article

Trisura hires new Chief Underwriting Officer, US Surety

1st December 2020

Trisura Group has appointed George R. James as Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO), Surety, for the organisation’s new US surety platform. This appointment will take place from January 4th, 2021 as he leads Trisura’s entry into the U.S. surety market and heads its US surety operations. James is a seasoned surety leader with ... Read the full article

AXIS Re hires David Bangs as Head of Japan

1st December 2020

AXIS Re, the reinsurance business segment of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, has announced the appointment of David Bangs as AXIS Re Head of Japan. Bangs joins AXIS Re from Willis Re Singapore where he previously served as Executive Director. Prior to this, he held the role of Japan Representative at Willis Re ... Read the full article

Toa Re America recruits new CEO from StarStone

1st December 2020

Japanese reinsurer Toa Re has announced that Richard N. Sanford has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of its US business, Toa Re America. Effective January 1, 2021, Sanford will take over from Edward J. Stanco, who has served as CEO of Toa Re America since January 2009. Sanford has 36 years’ industry ... Read the full article

Howden Iberia hires MD for Employee Health and Benefits

1st December 2020

Insurance broker Howden has hired Ana Matarranz as Managing Director of the Employee Health and Benefits practice for Howden Iberia. The appointment comes after Howden's acquisition of Compensa, a flexible compensation and Human Resources consulting firm, where Matarranz will be added to its Board of Directors. She has over 20 years of ... Read the full article

Karen Green & Michael Watson join Council of Lloyd’s

1st December 2020

Insurance and reinsurance marketplace Lloyd’s of London has announced the election of two new corporate external members to the Council of Lloyd’s. Asta Corporate Member Limited, represented by Karen Green, and Flectat Limited, represented by Michael Watson will both commence their terms on December 1st, 2020. Asta and Flectat won the most ... Read the full article

Obsidian hires CUO Andrew Aldorisio from SCOR

30th November 2020

Obsidian Insurance Holdings, Inc., a program fronting insurance holding company recently launched by Genstar Capital and insurance industry executives, has appointed Andrew Aldorisio as its Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO). Most recently, Aldorisio served as Vice President, Program Business at SCOR, where he managed casualty and professional lines programs and led ... Read the full article

Zurich makes appointments to life executive team

30th November 2020

Global insurer Zurich has appointed Louise Colley to lead its individual protection business and join its life executive team as Head of Retail Protection on the 1st of December. Colley has over 15 years of experience in insurance, and joins from Aviva where she held multiple roles including Managing Director (Protection) ... Read the full article

Arch Insurance adds Hull & War Senior Underwriter Jason Page

27th November 2020

Arch Insurance International has announced the appointment of Jason Page as Senior Underwriter, Hull & War, with immediate effect. Page joins with over 30 years' experience from Markel, having most recently served as Head of Hull & War. He will be responsible for underwriting activities across the portfolio, focusing on opportunities to expand ... Read the full article

Swiss Re CorSo names Manuela Baroncini as Global Head E&C

27th November 2020

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, the commercial insurance arm of reinsurer Swiss Re, has announced the appointment of Manuela Baroncini as Global Head Engineering & Construction (E&C), effective March 1st, 2021. In her new role, she will be based in London and will report to Martin Hegelbach, Head Property & Specialty. Baroncini takes ... Read the full article

MS Amlin hires Head of Risk Engineering

27th November 2020

Lloyd's of London insurer and reinsurer, MS Amlin has announced that Pierre Edouard de la Roncière has joined its European business as Head of Risk Engineering. de la Roncière will be bringing a range of experience in industrial risk management, loss adjusting and claims analysis across various industrial sectors. He will be ... Read the full article

Gallagher Re names Director of Brazilian operations

26th November 2020

Specialist reinsurance broker Gallagher Re has announced the appointment of Thiago Navega as Director of its Brazilian operations. The appointment is expected to bolster the broker’s growing presence in the Latin America region, particularly in the global energy sector. Navega will be based in Gallagher Re’s Rio de Janeiro office, reporting to ... Read the full article

Gallagher hires Regional Managing Director for UK Midlands

26th November 2020

Insurance broker Gallagher has announced that Gareth Parry-Jones has been appointed Regional Managing Director of the Midlands, UK. In his new role, Parry-Jones is responsible for leading over 200 colleagues across branches in Birmingham, Coventry and Leicester. He will report into Peter Matthews, Managing Director of the North in Gallagher’s UK Retail ... Read the full article

AGCS names Karina Suarez as Chief Actuary

26th November 2020

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), Allianz’s specialist carrier for corporate insurance business, has announced the appointments of Karina Suarez as Chief Actuary and Christian Kortebein as Chief Pricing Actuary. Suarez Rodriguez took up her new Munich-based role earlier this month, reporting to AGCS Chief Financial Officer Claire-Marie Coste-Lepoutre. She succeeds Christian ... Read the full article

Charles Taylor appoints Head of Canada

25th November 2020

Technology solutions provider Charles Taylor has promoted Michael Guy and Dallas Hirsche to the positions of Managing Director and Regional Head of Canada, and Deputy Managing Director and Deputy Regional Head of Canada, respectively. These appointments are the result of the continued growth of Charles Taylor’s Canadian Adjusting business and its ... Read the full article

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