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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.

Catalina appoints new CEO’s in Asia & US

11th July 2022

Catalina Holdings, an industry leader in the insurance legacy retrospective space, has appointed two new CEO’s to support its growing business. Loh Wei-Lyn has been appointed CEO of Asia and Luann Petrellis has been appointed CEO of the US. Wei-Lyn assumed the CEO role of Asia on 16 May, 2022 from Martin ... Read the full article

AXA XL promotes Paul Rothery and Mark Appleton to new roles

11th July 2022

AXA XL has promoted Paul Rothery and Mark Appleton new roles. Rothery has been promoted to the role of global CUO for marine liability and ports, while Appleton will be the head of energy liability for UK and Lloyd’s. Rother will be responsible for developing AXA XL’s global portfolio and driving governance, ... Read the full article

Bishopsgate names Seeley as head of international claims

11th July 2022

Bishopsgate Insurance Brokers has hired Richard Seeley as Head of Claims, International and Ireland. He joins from Lloyd’s Insurance Broker, Citynet Insurance where he has been Head of Claims for five years, specialising in property, liability and professional risk claims. Seeley started out his career in the industry as a claims examiner ... Read the full article

Chubb names David Kirk as New Head of Marine for Global Markets

8th July 2022

Global re/insurer Chubb has appointed David Kirk as Head of Marine for Chubb Global Markets (CGM) - the company's London Market wholesale and specialty business including its Lloyd's platform. He currently serves as Cargo Product Head and Deputy Head of Marine CGM. Within this new role, Kirk will assume responsibility for the oversight ... Read the full article

QBE announces Hobson as Head of Surety, UK

8th July 2022

Insurer QBE has announced the appointment of Leroy Hobson as its new Head of Surety, UK. Leroy has over 25 years experience in the surety market, having held Head of Surety roles at Zurich, Chubb and Aon. In his new role he will be responsible for driving profitable ... Read the full article

SiriusPoint names VP, Head of Claims for Environmental/Construction Pollution & Professional

8th July 2022

SiriusPoint has appointed Kanan Sheth as Vice President, Head of Claims for its Environmental/Construction Pollution & Professional team. The announcement was made on LinkedIn earlier this week. Based in New Rochelle, New York, Sheth brings several years of experience in the pollution & professional industry, with her towards her new role. She joins ... Read the full article

Ascot names Tom Nasso to lead new US Marine Insurance structure

8th July 2022

Specialty insurer and reinsurer, Ascot has announced the launch of a new US Marine Insurance structure. The structure will be led by Tom Nasso, Executive Vice President. The new insurance division will combine Ascot’s US Ocean Marine portfolio and US Inland Marine capabilities into a newly aligned underwriting unit. At the same time, ... Read the full article

WTW appoints senior industry figure to its risk and capital management team

8th July 2022

Advisory and broking solutions company WTW, has appointed Kartina Tahir Thomson to the company’s Insurance Consulting and Technology business. Tahir Thomson will be based in London, where she started her new role on 1 July. With over 20 years of actuarial, risk, governance and regulatory experience, she will play an integral role ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s Europe hires Heugues as Chief Underwriting Officer

7th July 2022

Lloyd's has announced the hiring and appointment of former Ageas senior executive as its new Bertrand Heugues as Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) for the Lloyd's Europe branch. Headquartered in Brussels, the Lloyd's Europe branch was originally established so the market could continue to operate effectively in Europe after Brexit, providing continuity ... Read the full article

AXA XL Reinsurance appoints Peter Kiernan and Simon Penney to new roles

7th July 2022

AXA XL Reinsurance has appointed Peter Kiernan to be its new head of US property for Bermuda reinsurance. Kiernan assumed his role on 1 July and is based in Bermuda. He replaces Simon Penney, who is relocating to London to take up a new global role as head of underwriting analytics ... Read the full article

Vesttoo adds three to EMEA Capital Market team

7th July 2022

Vesttoo, the digital insurance risk transfer and investment platform, has announced the initial members of its Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) focused Capital Market team, which will be led by Stefano Sola. In late June, Vesttoo announced the addition of Sola as its Global Head of Capital Markets, ... Read the full article

Markel International appoints two senior underwriters to renewable energy team

7th July 2022

Markel International has appointed Matthew Rowland and Clifford Blayney as senior underwriters to their renewable energy team, where they will specialise in offshore wind. The two men will report to Tom Baker, head of renewable energy for Markel International, Blayney and Rowland will be based at Markel’s London office. Baker said: “Our ... Read the full article

Enstar president lines up retirement for next year

7th July 2022

Enstar president Paul O’Shea is set to retire next year after nearly three decades with the firm. According to a statement from Enstar, O’Shea will remain as a member of the board of directors of Enstar. David Ni, who joined Enstar in 2019 as EVP of M&A and was appointed chief ... Read the full article

DUAL Europe appoints five new cyber underwriters

6th July 2022

DUAL Europe has announced that it has appointed five new cyber underwriters. The appointments include Nadine Biemann, who has been named Cyber Product Manager. She is a leading cyber specialist, and within her new role she will report to Ali Khodabakhsh, Head of Cyber, located in Germany. The new team will help ... Read the full article

Liberty Specialty Markets names new Head of A&H

6th July 2022

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM) has appointed Alli MacLean to the newly created role of Head of Accident & Health and Contingency. Within his new role, he will be responsible for further developing LSM’s position within the Accident & Health and Contingency classes. As an experienced veteran within the industry, MacLean has 20 ... Read the full article