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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.

Liberty Mutual appoints Wesley Hyatt as Chief Client Officer

8th March 2021

Liberty Mutual Insurance has appointed Wesley Hyatt as Chief Client Officer of its Global Risk Solutions (GRS) division. Hyatt will be responsible for the leadership of the Client Executive team whilst also overseeing the US Client Service team, which provides day-to-day service support for large domestic policyholders and their brokers. Hyatt has ... Read the full article

Applied Underwriters announces four leadership promotions

8th March 2021

Risk services firm Applied Underwriters has announced the promotions of four members of the company's actuarial leadership in a bid to develop actuarial resources to accommodate its growth. Justin Smith has been named Chief Underwriting Officer. He joined Applied Underwriters in 2006, having held several roles for over twenty years in ... Read the full article

The Hanover adds to board of directors

8th March 2021

The Hanover Insurance Group has strengthened its board of directors with the addition of J. Paul Condrin last month. Condrin has served in various executive leadership roles at Liberty Mutual for just under 30 years, where he most recently served as executive vice president and president of commercial insurance, from 2012 ... Read the full article

Gallagher Re adds Rothseid as Partner, Head of Legacy

8th March 2021

Gallagher Re has added Andrew Rothseid to the newly created role of Partner, Head of Legacy. Rothseid will continue to be US-based and reports into Matt FitzGerald, Managing Partner of Specialty at Gallagher Re. He brings over 25 years’ experience in the global insurance and reinsurance industries and spent the last decade ... Read the full article

Aon bolsters Offshore Wind team

8th March 2021

Insurance and reinsurance brokerage Aon has added both Ray Spreadbury and Sarah Burston to the Offshore Wind team within its Global Broking Centre (GBC), based in London. Spreadbury joins the team as Executive Director and Burston as Director, both reporting into the Power team, led by James MacNeal. Spreadbury joins from ... Read the full article

Munich Re names Scott Hawkins as Managing Director, Australasia

8th March 2021

Global reinsurer Munich Re has announced the appointment of Scott Hawkins to succeed Ralph Ronnenberg as Managing Director of Australasia, effective April 1st, 2021. In his new role, Hawkins takes on responsibility for overseeing the leadership and strategic steering of the firm's operations in Australia and New Zealand, as well as ... Read the full article

RLI Corp. makes several leadership appointments

5th March 2021

US property and casualty insurer RLI Corp. has made several leadership appointments as part of the company's growth plan. Eric Raudins, Vice President, Personal Lines, has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Transactional Insurance Solutions, and will oversee RLI’s Personal Lines and Commercial Transactional Insurance Solutions products. With 37 years of industry ... Read the full article

Risk Strategies adds Eric Levy as COO

5th March 2021

National specialty insurance brokerage Risk Strategies has appointed Eric Levy to the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO). Levy brings 20-year’s experience and assumes the COO position from Sharon Edwards, who has transitioned into the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). “Eric is joining at a pivotal time for our company,” said ... Read the full article

Lockton Re announces addition of Simon Moore as a Senior Broker

5th March 2021

Reinsurance brokerage Lockton Re has announced that Simon Moore, former Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) of Markel CATCO's Investment Management in Bermuda, will be joining the firm in October 2021 as a Senior Broker. Moore is set to join the company as a Senior Broker within its Non-Marine Retrocession & Property Specialty ... Read the full article

Scott Egan to remain as RSA UK&I CEO following Intact acquisition

5th March 2021

RSA UK & International, a division of RSA Insurance Group plc, will continue to be led by Scott Egan as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) following the completion of the insurer's proposed acquisition by Intact Financial Corporation and Scandinavian insurer Tryg. After finalising a $3.2 billion capital raise ahead of its ... Read the full article

Cytora adds Thomas Huerlimann to board of advisors

4th March 2021

UK insurtech Cytora has announced the appointment of Thomas Huerlimann to its board of advisors as the company looks to bolster its growth plans. Huerlimann brings 30 years of experience in banking, reinsurance and insurance. He joins a team of existing advisors that includes AXA XL’s former Chief Executive, Client and Country ... Read the full article

LSM hires Marleen Lemmens as European COO

4th March 2021

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has appointed Marleen Lemmens to the newly created role of European Chief Operating Officer (COO). Lemmens will be based in The Netherlands and report to Kadidja Sinz, Head of Europe and Kirk Maddern, Chief Operating Officer, LSM. She takes up the role ... Read the full article

Aon names John McElroy as Head of Casualty in Bermuda

4th March 2021

Global re/insurance broker Aon has announced the appointment of John McElroy to the Bermuda operations of Reinsurance Solutions, as Head of Casualty, subject to immigration approval. In his new role, McElroy will report to Tony Fox, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Bermuda, Reinsurance Solutions. He brings almost three decades of industry ... Read the full article

Zurich names Sierra Signorelli as CEO for Commercial Insurance

4th March 2021

Zurich Insurance Group has announced the appointment of Sierra Signorelli to the role of Chief Executive Officer for Commercial Insurance Signorelli, who currently serves as Zurich’s Group Chief Underwriting Officer, will also become a member of the Executive Committee with immediate effect. She succeeds James Shea, who has decided to leave Zurich ... Read the full article

Joseph Brandon to succeed Weston Hicks as Alleghany CEO

4th March 2021

Weston Hicks, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Alleghany Corporation, has announced his intention to retire from his position and as a director of the company at the end of 2021. Hicks will be succeeded as CEO by Joseph Brandon, currently Executive Vice President (EVP), who will also join the ... Read the full article

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