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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.

Gard’s Christian Pritchard-Davies appointed CFO

17th October 2019

Gard, the Norwegian shipowner-controlled provider of P&I, marine and energy insurance, has named Christian Pritchard-Davies Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective January 1st, 2020. Currently, Pritchard-Davies serves as Vice President - Head of Infrastructure & Operations at Gard, having joined the firm in 2014 from Skretting Group in Stavanger, Norway, where he ... Read the full article

Castel Specialty enters construction & engineering market

16th October 2019

Castel Specialty, a division of club-style MGA formation platform Castel Underwriting Agencies, has entered the construction & engineering market and appointed Beazley's Colin Rose to lead the effort. The new proposition will primarily be aimed at the UK, North America, Australia and Canada as well as other key territories. Rose joins from ... Read the full article

North P&I Club announces string of senior underwriting appointments

16th October 2019

North P&I Club, the UK-based marine mutual liability re/insurer, has announced a series of senior underwriting appointments across various lines and regions within its business. Back in June, the company announced the appointment of Savraj Mehta to Chief Commercial Officer, with Thya Kathiravel taking on Mehta’s previous role as Chief ... Read the full article

Alliant strengthens Southwest operations with VP hire

16th October 2019

US specialty insurance brokerage firm Alliant Insurance Services has bolstered its operations in the Southwest region with the appointment of Geoff Godsey as Vice President. Based in Dallas, TX, Godsey joins Alliant from a large regional insurance brokerage firm, where he served as a Commercial Producer. He is an experienced commercial insurance ... Read the full article

CRC Group appoints President of new Charlotte, NC office

15th October 2019

Specialty insurer CRC Group has announced the addition of Greg Watson as Office President of a new branch the firm is set to open in Charlotte, North Carolina. Watson started his career as a personal lines underwriter, and brings more than a decade of industry experience to CRC. CRC states that his ... Read the full article

ArgoGlobal adds Noel Praveen to Dubai underwriting team

15th October 2019

ArgoGlobal, the Lloyd’s insurer and member of Argo Group, has announced the appointment of Noel Praveen to its underwriting team in Dubai. He will taken up his position as Senior Underwriter for Casualty and Professional Lines with immediate effect. Praveen joins ArgoGlobal from Abu Dhabi National Insurance Company, where he most recently ... Read the full article

AXA XL announces new UK Head of Energy

15th October 2019

Peter Welton has been promoted to UK Head of Energy at AXA XL, succeeding Luis Prato, who was named Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) for UK Legal entities earlier this year. In his new role, Welton takes responsibility for developing the UK energy book and providing and designing innovative insurance and ... Read the full article

EmergIn Risk announces key hires to Miami, NYC offices

14th October 2019

EmergIn Risk, part of Ryan Specialty Group, has appointed David Overton and Ryan Kratz as director of sales and underwriter-cyber, respectively. Based in the EmergIn’s newly opened Miami office, Overton will oversee the development of growth globally and distribution strategy. He brings over 20 years’ experience and joins from Integro Insurance Brokers, ... Read the full article

Globe Underwriting recruits Senior Engineering Underwriter from Pioneer

14th October 2019

Globe Underwriting, the UK-based managing general agent, has announced the appointment of Dan Watson as Senior Engineering Underwriter, effective immediately. Watson joins Globe Underwriting from Pioneer, where he also worked as an Engineering Underwriter, having joined the company in March 2017. He has more than 15 years’ industry experience, including 12 years ... Read the full article

Markel CATCo portfolio managers depart to launch Chard Re

14th October 2019

Markel CATCo Investment Management Ltd., the collateralized reinsurance and retrocessional investment fund manager, has announced that two of its portfolio managers will be leaving the company to establish a new investment manager and fund, called Chard Re Investment Management (Chard Re). Rick Montgomerie and Charlie Vaughan were the portfolio managers for ... Read the full article

PartnerRe makes key exec changes as EVP & CFO departs

11th October 2019

Mario Bonaccorso, the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Bermudian reinsurer PartnerRe, is to depart the company on 31 March 2020 in order to pursue a new entrepreneurial venture. Bonaccorso will be succeeded by Nicolas Burnet, who joins from Zurich after serving across a number of senior positions for ... Read the full article

Trident Marine adds Jeana Ramos as director of underwriting

11th October 2019

Trident Marine Managers, a specialty marine and offshore energy Managing General Underwriter, has announced the appointment of Jeana Ramos as director of underwriting. Ramos’ appointment coincides with the establishment of a new office in Lodi, California. She brings over 25 years’ experience across the commercial and recreational Marine sector, as well as ... Read the full article

Sedgwick bolsters UK leadership team

11th October 2019

Sedgwick, a provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions, has made two senior staff adjustments designed to position the firm’s UK leadership team to deliver on strategic development plans. Adrian Cartwright-Bain has been promoted to oversee a newly created specialist division focused on forensic accounting services and the global ... Read the full article

HDI Specialty appoints RSA’s Simon Hunt as finance director

11th October 2019

HDI Global Specialty SE, the specialty lines insurer launched collaboratively by Hannover Re and HDI Global, has added Simon Hunt as director of finance and operations, effective immediately. Hunt will be based in the firm’s London office and will also join its UK executive team. He joins from RSA, where he served ... Read the full article

Aon execs John Zern and Cary Grace to step down

10th October 2019

Re/insurance broker Aon has revealed that two of its executive leaders, John Zern and Cary Grace, are to depart the company to pursue new opportunities. The announcement came alongside the launch of the next stage in Aon’s ‘Developing Aon United’ growth strategy. The strategy will see the firm implement a common ... Read the full article

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