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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.

Westland Insurance names Jamie Lyons as new CEO

21st October 2022

Westland Insurance has announced that Jamie Lyons will assume the role of President & CEO effective January 1, 2023, with current CEO Jason Wubs transitioning to the newly created role of Vice Chair, Head of Mergers & Acquisitions and Strategic Initiatives. Lyons joined Westland in 2016 as Executive Vice President Insurance, ... Read the full article

Accelerant names Jay Green as new global CFO

21st October 2022

Insurtech firm Accelerant has hired Jay Green to be its new global chief financial officer. Green will begin in his new role at the start of November and will lead the company’s worldwide financial planning and analysis as well as investor relations and capital markets. He joins from Goldman Sachs, where he ... Read the full article

LMA adds three senior market leaders to its Board

21st October 2022

The Lloyd’s Market Association (LMA) has appointed three senior market leaders to its Board. The three new Board members are Jane Warren, Chief Underwriting Officer, Liberty Specialty Markets, Alex Powell, CEO, AEGIS London, and Richard Milner, CEO, Aspen Insurance UK Ltd & Aspen Managing Agency Ltd. Warren has over twenty years of ... Read the full article

Allianz (AGCS) names Mark Whayling Entertainment Global Product Lead

21st October 2022

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has announced the appointment of Mark Whayling as the new Entertainment Global Product Lead for the Live sector, effective immediately. Whayling was most recently Senior Underwriter, Live Entertainment, for AGCS’ London & Nordics region, having joined Allianz in 2017. In his new role, Whayling will be ... Read the full article

Skyward Specialty elects two new members for Board of Directors

21st October 2022

Skyward Specialty Insurance Group Inc. has announced that it has elected Kate Terry and Marcia Dall to its Board of Directors effective immediately. Terry is the co-founder and chief operating officer of Surround Group Inc., a property and casualty (P&C) insurance entity, and has more than 20 years of leadership and ... Read the full article

Fusion makes senior hires in Singapore & Hong Kong

21st October 2022

Specialty insurer Fusion has announced the appointments of Hui Ling Wong as Senior Partner, and Yen Lin Ee as Partner, in Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Underwriting. Hui Ling joins the Fusion team in Hong Kong as Senior Partner and is well regarded as an industry leader in the Asian M&A insurance ... Read the full article

Chubb names Bill Hazelton Head of North America Industry Practices

20th October 2022

P&C insurance company Chubb has appointed Bill Hazelton as Executive Vice President, Head of North America Industry Practices. In this newly created role Hazelton will focus on providing extensive industry-focused insurance coverages, risk engineering and claims services to customers across targeted practices in North America. These include Real Estate & Hospitality, ... Read the full article

Inver Re names Chris Carney as Head of Commercial Operations

20th October 2022

Inver Re, The Ardonagh Group’s reinsurance broker, has announced the appointment of Chris Carney to the new role of Head of Commercial Operations. Carney holds over three decades of insurance experience, including time spent at Marsh UK as COO of the Markets Division, and at Willis UK as Executive Director of ... Read the full article

Blunck to succeed Jeworrek as Chair of Munich Re’s Reinsurance Committee

20th October 2022

The Supervisory Board of Munich Re has announced that it has appointed Dr Thomas Blunck as the Chair of the Reinsurance Committee of the Group’s Board of Management with effect from January 1, 2023. Blunck will succeed Dr Torsten Jeworrek, who will be stepping down from the Board of Management of ... Read the full article

William Degnan named Chief Claims Officer at Universal

20th October 2022

Universal Insurance Holdings has announced the appointment of William Degnan as Chief Claims Officer. Degnan was previously Executive Vice President, Claims of Alder Adjusting Corporation, Universal’s wholly owned claims adjusting subsidiary. As Chief Claims Officer, Degnan will continue to lead enterprise-wide claims processing and adjusting, overseeing over 300 professionals and multiple third-party ... Read the full article

CFC hires George Beattie to be new head of innovation

20th October 2022

Specialist insurance provider CFC has hired George Beattie to be its new head of innovation. The firm said that Beattie, in his new role, will be leveraging its technology and data science. He begins in January 2023 and joins CFC from Beazley where he has lead the incubation underwriting function for ... Read the full article

Actuarial Risk Management recruits Chuck Chacosky as Managing Director

20th October 2022

Actuarial Risk Management (ARM) has announced the addition of Charles (Chuck) Chacosky as managing director consulting actuary. As a senior member of the ARM network of actuaries, Chacosky will work to enhance the financial reporting and regulatory compliance capabilities of the firm’s actuarial services, particularly within the life, annuity, long term ... Read the full article

Russell Group appoints weather analytics veteran as Head of Connected Risk

20th October 2022

Data and analytics company, Russell Group has appointed former CEO of weather analytics and insights modelling firm MetSwift, James Banasik, as Head of Connected Risk. Banasik’s appointment is part of a strategic transformation by Russell Group to provide its re/insurance clients, and corporate working group with the forward-looking data sets that ... Read the full article

David Guest named Head of Crisis Management for SCOR UK & SCOR Syndicate

19th October 2022

French reinsurer SCOR has appointed David Guest as Head of Crisis Management for SCOR UK and the SCOR Syndicate. His remit will include Terrorism and Political Violence and is effective 24 October, 2022. Within this role, Guest will be based in London and he will report to Marie Biggas, Chief Underwriting Officer ... Read the full article

Guy Carpenter expands delegated authority capabilities, adds new hires

19th October 2022

Reinsurance broker, Guy Carpenter has announced it has expanded its capabilities in the delegated authority arena. It is welcoming three new members to its GC Access team and forming a new collaboration with Guy Carpenter’s Ratings Advisory Service. Bryan Willingham joins as Managing Director and Co-Head of the Southwest Region. He ... Read the full article