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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.

MGA Aqueous adds trio to underwriting team

18th January 2022

Specialist MGA Aqueous Underwriting has expanded its underwriting team with the addition of three new hires. Senior Underwriter Louise Redmond and Underwriter Debbie Farman join the MGA’s PI team, whilst Trading Underwriter Liam Wilson joins its e-trade team specialising in SME Package business. Redmond has over 20 years’ market experience and joins ... Read the full article

Willkie Farr & Gallagher names partners for Transactional and Regulatory Practice

18th January 2022

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has announced that Melanie James and Tim Baumgartner have joined the firm’s Insurance Transactional and Regulatory Practice as partners. Both appointments will be based in Willkie’s London office, having previously been partners at an international law firm, where James also served as Global Co-Chair, Insurance Sector. James brings ... Read the full article

Brit bolsters Property Facilities team

18th January 2022

Specialty insurer Brit has added Joanne Allen and Thomas Poynder to its Property Facilities team, effective early January 2022. Allen joins Brit as Flood Class Underwriter, reporting to Sarah Mendola, Divisional Director. Poynder joins as Underwriter for Transportation, reporting into David Perkins, Class Underwriter, Transportation. Joining from Argo Global, Allen has more ... Read the full article

Peter Child named CEO of SRS Europe

18th January 2022

Strategic Risk Solutions (SRS) has announced the appointment of Peter Child as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of its European operation, effective January 1st, 2022. Child will also retain his current role as Managing Director of SRS Guernsey. In his new role, he takes on responsibility for continuing to grow SRS' presence ... Read the full article

Richard Pike to join Howden Re as Executive Director, Treaty Reinsurance

18th January 2022

Richard Pike, currently of Berkley Re, is set to join reinsurance broker Howden Re in April as Executive Director, Treaty Reinsurance, based in Sydney. In his new role, which he takes on following his contractual obligations, Pike will report to Stephen Warwick, Head of Treaty for Asia Pacific. At Howden Re, Pike ... Read the full article

Zurich NA shuffles leadership; Meador to lead RCIS

17th January 2022

Global insurer Zurich's North America division has made a number of key leadership changes including the appointment of Jason Meador as the new Head of the firm's Rural Community Insurance Services (RCIS) unit, effective February 1st, 2022. Currently, Meador serves as Head of Captives at Zurich North America, and takes over ... Read the full article

Markel hires Michael Briggs as PI Underwriter

17th January 2022

Markel International has hired Michael Briggs as a professional indemnity (PI) underwriter. Briggs' appointment marks Markel International’s expansion plans to drive further growth and investment in its PI portfolio. He will be based in Markel's London office, and report to Duncan Sinnott, senior underwriter of professional indemnity and telecommunications, media, and technology. In ... Read the full article

Charles Kasmer joins Fortitude Re as CUO P&C Reinsurance

17th January 2022

Bermudian legacy reinsurance company Fortitude Re has appointed Charles Kasmer as Chief Underwriting Officer, where he will be responsible for sourcing and pricing new non-US P&C run-off transactions for the Fortitude International Re (FIRL) entity. He will also be assisting in the design and implementation of new products and structures, and expanding ... Read the full article

SCOR names Yves Cormier as Head of Investor Relations

17th January 2022

French reinsurer SCOR has appointed Yves Cormier as Head of Investor Relations, reporting to Ian Kelly, Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Cormier will be based in London, and joins from Rothschild, where he spent the last six years advising European insurers on corporate finance and strategy matters. Earlier in his career, ... Read the full article

AXA XL makes three hires across NA Programs business unit

14th January 2022

AXA XL's North America Programs business unit has made three recent new hires with the addition of Scott Young, Vice President and Senior Program Underwriter; Linda Mai, Senior Actuarial Analyst; and Michael Branson, Senior Actuarial Analyst. Part of AXA XL Insurance's Americas team, the North America Programs unit works with delegated ... Read the full article

Allianz makes commercial business leadership changes

14th January 2022

Allianz Insurance has made changes within its commercial business, adding four regional managers, who will each be responsibility for the engineering construction & power (EC&P) distribution and underwriting operations. The re/insurer has made these changes to bring together the former Commercial Broker Markets and the EC&P trading businesses. Chris Everett will lead the ... Read the full article

HDI Global SE names Niall Carberry as Head of Underwriting, Ireland

14th January 2022

HDI Global SE, UK & Ireland (HDI) has appointed Niall Carberry as Head of Underwriting, Ireland. In this role, Carberry will report to Stephanie Ogden, Director of Underwriting & Distribution. He joins HDI from Chubb where he most recently held overall responsibility for the Casualty Portfolio in Ireland. Carberry commented: “I am delighted ... Read the full article

TigerRisk names Joe Springer as Partner

14th January 2022

Re/insurance risk, capital and strategic advisor TigerRisk Partners has appointed Joe Springer as Partner. Springer joins from Aon, where he was most recently Managing Director at Aon’s Reinsurance Solutions and will report to Steve Pfeiffer, Partner and will be based in Boston. He joined Aon in 2011 as a member of the ... Read the full article

Chubb names Pannala as Global Chief Information Officer

14th January 2022

Chubb Limited has announced the appointment of Shekar Pannala as Vice President, Chubb Group and Global Chief Information Officer. Formerly Executive Vice President, Global Technology, Pannala in his new role is responsible for the strategic direction and execution leadership of Chubb's global technology function across applications, operations and architecture as well ... Read the full article

WTW appoints Robert Gardner to senior renewable energy role

14th January 2022

Re/insurance broker WTW has announced the appointment of Robert Gardner as GB Retail Industry Leader - Renewable Energy & Power for its Risk & Broking Division in GB. Specialising in Power and Renewable Energy, Gardner held a variety of leadership roles at Marsh during a 27-year tenure based in London and ... Read the full article

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