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

AmWINS’ Unicorn MGA names Matt Edwards lead underwriter, property specialty

13th June 2019

Unicorn Underwriting, the specialist managing general agent (MGA) of AmWINS Group, Inc. has appointed Matt Edwards as lead underwriter, property specialty, effective June 17th, 2019. In his new role, Edwards will report to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Unicorn and CEO of re/insurance broker THB Group, Frank Murphy. As lead underwriter of ... Read the full article

Richard Phelps joins Aon’s Enterprise Client Group in London

13th June 2019

Global insurance and reinsurance broker Aon has named Richard Phelps as an Enterprise Client Group Leader in the UK, based in London. In his new role, Phelps will report to Jim Herbert, Co-Global Head of Aon's Enterprise Client Group. He joins from Barclays Investment Bank, where he held numerous senior client-focused ... Read the full article

Willis Re’s Andrew Souter joins Pioneer as Head of Capital

13th June 2019

Andrew Souter has been appointed Head of Capital at Pioneer Underwriters, effective 19th August 2019. In his new role he will report to Pioneer's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Andrew McMellin, and will be responsible for the capital and reinsurance buying functions within the company, while at the same time being tasked ... Read the full article

Chaucer recruits A&H Treaty Underwriter from TransRe

13th June 2019

Chaucer, the international specialty re/insurance group, has announced the appointment of Sarfraz Pivano as an Accident & Health (A&H) Treaty Underwriter in its Reinsurance Division. Pivano joins Chaucer from Transatlantic Reinsurance Company (TransRe), where he served as a senior A&H treaty underwriter, having begun his career there as an underwriting assistant ... Read the full article

Allianz (AGCS) appoints new heads of Aviation & Marine

13th June 2019

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS) has announced the appointments of Tom Fadden as AGCS Global Head of Aviation and Ulrich Kadow as AGCS Global Head of Marine. Fadden will take over his role with immediate effect from Michael Hansen, while Kadow will succeed current Global Head of Marine and ... Read the full article

SCOR Global Life strengthens in France with three promotions

12th June 2019

SCOR Global Life, a division of global insurer and reinsurer SCOR, has announced a number of promotions in France, strengthening its position in the country. Formerly the Head of Client Solutions for SCOR Global Life, Barthélemy Philippe has been promoted to Director of the French Market. In this role, Philippe will work closely ... Read the full article

Allianz Asia adds Anusha Thavarajah as regional CEO, Life & Health

12th June 2019

The Asia Pacific operations of global insurer Allianz has announced the appointment of Anusha Thavarajah as Chief Executive Officer, Life & Health. Based in Singapore, Thavarajah will oversee the functional development of Allianz’s Life & Health business in Asia – advancing the segment’s strong growth to meet Allianz Asia’s long-term strategic ... Read the full article

Aon adds Guangjie Hopton to Intellectual Property Solutions team in Asia

12th June 2019

Aon has expanded its Intellectual Property Solutions team with the addition of Guangjie Hopton, who will focus on clients in China and the broader Asia region. Hopton joins the broker from Alibaba Group in Hong Kong, where she has spent the previous 14 years, including as Assistant General Counsel for International ... Read the full article

Marlo Edwards named President of Berkley’s Verus Underwriting Managers

12th June 2019

Marlo Edwards has been appointed as President of Verus Underwriting Managers, a subsidiary of W.R. Berkley Corporation. Edwards' appointment is effective immediately and she succeeds the retiring Dale Pilkington. She joins the firm with more than two decades of experience in the property and casualty (P&C) insurance sector, most recently serving ... Read the full article

Cyber insurer Coalition adds Aon’s Brian Specht as Head of Affinity

12th June 2019

Swiss Re and Argo-backed cyber insurer Coalition has announced the addition of Brian Specht as Head of Affinity. Specht - who will be based in New York City and Austin, Texas - joins with 30 years’ experience and has served with companies such as Aon, Ryan Specialty Group, AIG and Chubb. Prior ... Read the full article

Vibe’s Joe Sweeting to lead AXIS Re’s Lloyd’s Casualty Reinsurance

12th June 2019

The reinsurance arm of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, AXIS Re has announced that Joe Sweeting has joined the firm as Head of Lloyd's Casualty Reinsurance. In his new role, Sweeting will take responsibility for managing all aspects of the reinsurer's casualty operation at the specialist Lloyd's of London insurance and reinsurance marketplace. ... Read the full article

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty expands in Australia with new Adelaide office

12th June 2019

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI), the insurance arm of Warren Buffett’s global insurance and reinsurance company, has expanded its presence in Australia with the launch of a new office in Adelaide. In connection with the launch, BHSI has appointed Monica Holland as Underwriting Manager for South Australia. In this role, Holland will ... Read the full article

Iprism adds Manuela Roncalli as Finance Director

11th June 2019

Technology-driven specialist wholesale underwriting agency Iprism has announced the appointment of Manuela Roncalli as Finance Director, effective immediately. Roncalli brings more than 20 years of experience and will be responsible for its finance, risk & compliance and HR functions. She previously served as commercial finance director and business partner at Mitie Group ... Read the full article

North P&I Club makes key leadership changes

11th June 2019

North P&I Club, the UK-based marine mutual liability re/insurer, has announced a series of changes effective June 1 to its Senior Leadership Team as part of their ongoing succession planning and strategic development. Savraj Mehta, who joined in 1995, takes on the new role of Chief Commercial Officer, signaling an enhanced ... Read the full article

Charles Taylor InsureTech opens Dubai office

11th June 2019

Charles Taylor InsureTech has announced the opening of a new office in Dubai, as the company looks to build on its growth and success across Europe and Latin America. The new Dubai office has been launched to take advantage of increasing demand for technology-related business transformation programmes in the Dubai insurance ... Read the full article

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