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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.

Hive Aero adds Andrew Webster, David Adcock to new Aviation team

18th September 2020

London-based managing general agent Hive Aero has added Andrew Webster as Class Underwriter and David Adcock as Head of Aviation Claims. Effective October 1, Webster and Adcock will be based in London and report to Chief Operating Officer, Bruce Carman. Webster will be responsible for the Aviation Hull and Liabilities (All Risks) ... Read the full article

Carbon Underwriting adds Gary Clark as property underwriter

18th September 2020

Specialist independent managing general underwriter Carbon has announced the appointment of Gary Clark as property underwriter. Clark brings over a decade’s experience and most recently served as an underwriter at Antares Managing Agency. Commenting on his appointment, Clark said, “I’m immensely excited to join Carbon’s dynamic and forward-thinking team. "My focus has always been on ... Read the full article

Aon adds Camilo Ruiz to facultative reinsurance team in Colombia

18th September 2020

Re/insurance broker Aon has announced that Camilo Ruiz has joined its Reinsurance Solutions Facultative business in Colombia. Ruiz joins Aon from Carpenter Marsh Fac, where he was Fac Senior Vice President since 2018. During his 27-year broking career, he has also held Senior Vice President positions at Willis Re and JLT Re. Based ... Read the full article

Convex names Paskin & Butt as CEO’s of core underwriting subsidiaries

18th September 2020

International speciality insurer and reinsurer, Convex Group Limited, has announced the appointment of Matt Paskin as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Convex Re Limited (Bermuda) and Theo Butt as CEO of Convex Insurance UK Limited (London). Both of these roles were previously held by Convex Co-Founder and Group Deputy CEO, Paul ... Read the full article

AXIS Insurance expands U.S. Excess Casualty team

17th September 2020

AXIS Insurance, part of AXIS Capital Holdings, has announced the appointments of Jonathan Martin and Jennifer Fisher as Vice President and Assistant Vice President, respectively, within the its U.S. Excess Casualty underwriting team. Martin joins AXIS with over 12 years of experience at Gen Star Management where he held a variety ... Read the full article

RT Specialty appoints Seth Johnson President of Binding Authority

17th September 2020

RT Specialty, the wholesale brokerage unit of Ryan Specialty Group, has appointed Seth Johnson president of RT Binding Authority. Effective January 1, Johnson will succeed Scott H. Smith, who announced his intent to retire at the end of 2019. Johnson is currently president of RT Specialty - Atlantic, having joined the company ... Read the full article

Generali (GC&C) appoints Head of Underwriting in Asia

17th September 2020

Generali Global Corporate & Commercial (GC&C), a subsidiary of the Italian insurance giant, has announced the appointment of Brendan McDonald as Head of Underwriting for Asia. McDonald joined Generali in 2018 as Head of Financial Lines Underwriting for GC&C Asia. Prior to that, he was Head of Liability at Oman Insurance Company ... Read the full article

David Corry takes senior role at Argo Environmental

17th September 2020

Argo Environmental, a subsidiary of specialty re/insurer Argo Group International Holdings Ltd., has announced the appointment of David Corry as Senior Vice President (SVP), Head of Environmental. Corry joins Argo from Markel, where he was senior director of environmental and energy insurance. He previously spent a decade working at Crum & Forster ... Read the full article

Liberty Mutual appoints head of field operations for GRS North America

16th September 2020

Liberty Mutual has announced the appointment of Marc Orloff as President of North American Field Operations for Global Risk Solutions (GRS) North America. Orloff previously led Liberty Mutual's GRS field distribution team, which includes retail and wholesale field organizations, national broker management, and private equity and construction practices. He will continue to ... Read the full article

Premia adds Lloyd’s expertise with addition of Colin Grint from AJG

16th September 2020

Bermuda domiciled reinsurance run-off group, Premia Holdings Ltd., has appointed Arthur J. Gallagher's (AJG) Colin Grint as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Premia Managing Agency Ltd. Subject to regulatory approvals, Grint is expected to join Premia on October 1st, 2020 and will take oversight of all of the company's operations in ... Read the full article

RSG Underwriting Managers announces leadership changes

16th September 2020

Ryan Specialty Group, LLC (RSG) has announced the appointments of Nick Cortezi as Chairman & CEO of RSG Underwriting Managers, and Matt Nichols as President of RSG Underwriting Managers. Current leader of RSG Underwriting managers, Mike Rice, recently announced his intention to retire at the end of this year, however ... Read the full article

Alliant hires Senior Vice President

16th September 2020

US insurance broker, Alliant Insurance Services, has announced the appointment of Larry Shapiro as Senior Vice President, Alliant Mergers & Acquisitions. Shapiro will be serving as the Representations and Warranties team leader for Alliant Mergers & Acquisitions. His position will take place effective immediately. He will be based in San Francisco to ... Read the full article

Lockton Re adds Ben Firshein to International P&C division

16th September 2020

Lockton Re, the reinsurance arm of insurance broker Lockton, has announced that Ben Firshein is set to join its International Property and Casualty (P&C) division. He arrives from Gen Re, where he most recently served as Head of Specialty, having joined Gen Re in 2007 as an underwriter. Firshein has held a ... Read the full article

Peak Re names Matteo Cussigh as SVP of Markets

16th September 2020

Hong Kong domiciled reinsurer, Peak Reinsurance Company Limited, has announced the appointment of Matteo Cussigh from NewRe as Senior Vice President (SVP) of Markets. Cussigh brings two decades of reinsurance industry service to the role, with experience in both traditional reinsurance and alternative risk tools with brokers and reinsurers. Prior to Peak ... Read the full article

Canopius appoints Lisa Davis President, CUO of US business

15th September 2020

Global specialty re/insurer Canopius has appointed Lisa Davis as President and Chief Underwriting Officer of its US business. Effective October 1, Davis reports to group Chief Underwriting Officer Mike Duffy and will oversee all of the group's US operations, comprising of Canopius US Insurance in Chicago and Canopius Underwriting Agency in ... Read the full article

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