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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.

Baker steps up as Hamilton CRO, as Skerlj departs for Vantage

8th November 2022

Bermuda-based specialty re/insurer Hamilton Insurance Group has announced that Alex Baker has been promoted to the role of Group Chief Risk Officer (CRO), effective January 1st, 2023. He will replace outgoing CRO Pete Skerlj, who is leaving the company to take up a similar role at Vantage, it was announced ... Read the full article

WTW welcomes new members to North America fac team

8th November 2022

Global advisory and broking solutions company, WTW, has appointed three new senior hires to its North America Facultative team. Ivan Breen has been appointed Head of North America Facultative, Chris Lynam as Head of Property, and Andy Murray as Head of Casualty. Breen is joining WTW from Canopius, where he operated as ... Read the full article

Vantage hires Peter Skerlj as Chief Risk Officer

8th November 2022

Bermuda-based re/insurer Vantage has announced the hiring and appointment of Peter Skerlj as its Chief Risk Officer. Skerlj will, said a statement, begin his new role in February, be based in Bermuda, and report to Greg Hendrick, the firm’s chief executive officer. In this new role, he will lead the further development ... Read the full article

Optio names Victoria Barrett head of financial lines

8th November 2022

Specialty MGA, Optio Group, has announced the appointment of Victoria Barrett as head of financial lines with immediate effect. She will be based in London and report to executive chairman Matthew Fosh. In her new role, Barrett will lead and build out Optio’s existing financial lines proposition, comprising professional indemnity and ... Read the full article

BILTIR appoints new Exec Director & Advisor

8th November 2022

The Bermuda International Long Term Insurers and Reinsurers (BILTIR) has appointed Christine Patton as Executive Director. At the same time, BILTIR has also appointed Curtis L. Dickinson as Executive Advisor. Patton will join BILTIR on November 21, 2022. Her executive and non-executive career in the international business sectors of Bermuda and Australia has spanned ... Read the full article

Sean McGovern appointed as new Chair of London Market Group

8th November 2022

The London Market Group (LMG) has announced that Sean McGovern, Chief Executive Officer, UK & Lloyd’s, AXA XL, will become its next Chair, taking up the role on January 1st, 2023. Matthew Moore, Executive Vice President and President of Underwriting at Liberty Mutual Global Risk Solutions will be stepping down at ... Read the full article

Stephen White to lead AXA XL’s Alt Risk and Captives team

8th November 2022

AXA XL, the property & casualty and specialty risk division of AXA, has announced the appointment of Stephen White as Alternative Risk and Captives Leader for Canada. In his new role, based in Toronto, White will oversee the continued growth of the company’s captive business in Canada, working closely with clients ... Read the full article

Markel International strengthens Dubai office with senior appointments

8th November 2022

Markel International, a subsidiary of the Markel Corporation, has announced three senior appointments at its Dubai office, further supporting its growth strategy as the organisation continues its expansion in trade credit, energy and marine markets across the Middle East and Asia Pacific regions. Max Robbie has been promoted to senior executive ... Read the full article

MS Amlin appoints HDI’s Constable as Head of Claims

7th November 2022

MS Amlin Underwriting Limited has appointed Clare Constable as Head of Claims. Her role is effective from November 21, 2022, and she will report Alberto Verga, Chief Operating Officer. Overall, Constable brings more than 20 years of specialty and reinsurance claims experience towards the role. She joins from HDI Global Specialty where she ... Read the full article

WTW brings Michael Holt back under its wing for new aerospace role

7th November 2022

WTW has said it has appointed Michael Holt to the role of associate director of client relationship management for aerospace. Holt is coming back into the WTW fold, re-joining the firm from McGill, where he served as Partner, Aviation and Aerospace since last February. Prior to McGill, Holt contributed to the growth ... Read the full article

AXIS names Miranda Hunter as Head of Investor Relations

7th November 2022

Bermuda-based re/insurer Axis Capital has announced the appointment of Miranda Hunter as Head of Investor Relations. Hunter has more than 15 years of re/insurance and financial industry experience, having held senior roles at various global firms. In the new role, AXIS states she will be responsible for leading its engagement with ... Read the full article

BHSI promotes Katharina Rütz to new role in Cologne

7th November 2022

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has promoted Katharina Rütz to head of commercial lines for E&P in Germany. The firm said that Rütz was previously senior underwriter for D&O at the firm and will continue to be based in Cologne. She joined the firm last year and reportedly has over thirteen ... Read the full article

WTW appoints Oliver Scarr to senior cargo role in Asia

7th November 2022

WTW has said that it is appointing Oliver Scarr to be its new head of cargo in Asia in its marine team within its corporate risk and broking business. The firm said in a statement that Scarr will be based in Singapore and report to Lewis Hart, head of marine Asia. ... Read the full article

WTW appoints Mark Vila Head of Corporate Risk & Broking, Midwest

4th November 2022

Global advisory, broking and solutions company, WTW, has announced the appointment of Mark Vila as the Head of Corporate Risk & Broking for the US Midwest region, replacing Scot Housh, who plans to retire at the end of 2022. Vila currently serves as the CRB Leader for the Great Lakes region ... Read the full article

McGriff makes new additions to Construction-Risk Management practice

4th November 2022

Broker firm McGriff, has announced the appointment of Danielle Ross as Head of Construction – Risk Management in its new National Construction – Risk Management practice, and Dana Moriarity as Casualty Leader for the National Construction Risk Management practice. Based in Dallas, Ross will be focused on building out McGriff’s new ... Read the full article