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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.

AXA XL names Dan Curran as CUO for London Market Wholesale

15th October 2018

AXA XL insurance has announced the appointment of Dan Curran as Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) for its property and casualty (P&C) London Market Wholesale business. Curran takes over the role from Paul Greensmith, who was recently appointed as regional leader for the UK to help shape the new division as part ... Read the full article

AXIS Re appoints Ann Haugh as President of Global Markets

15th October 2018

AXIS Re, the reinsurance unit of Bermuda-headquartered global re/insurer AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, has appointed Ann Haugh as President of its Global Markets division. Haugh joins AXIS Re from international insurance services firm Thomas Miller, where she most recently served as Group Chief Operating Officer. Previously, she also held a number of ... Read the full article

Liberty hires Markus Hefel as Deputy Country Manager for Switzerland

12th October 2018

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), the specialty re/insurance subsidiary of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has announced the appointment of Markus Hefel as Deputy Country Manager for Switzerland. Hefel joins LSM from Ironshore, where he also served as Country Manager for Switzerland, in addition to his role as Senior Underwriter Liability and Personal ... Read the full article

Antares appoints CNA Hardy’s John Taylor as Head of Specialty

12th October 2018

Antares, the Lloyd’s managing agent and member of the QIC Group, has announced the appointment of John Taylor as Head of Specialty. Taylor will report to the Active Underwriter Joe Battle and replaces Kieran Oliver, who is retiring from Antares after nearly two decades at the firm. With 25 years’ experience in ... Read the full article

Langhorne Re appoints Steve Zonca to lead U.S subsidiaries

12th October 2018

Langhorne Re, a start-up launched earlier this year by Reinsurance Group of America and RenaissanceRe, has announced the appointment of Steve Zonca as Chief Executive Officer its U.S-based operating subsidiaries. Zonca’s experience spans 35 years, with more than 20 years of senior management responsibilities and experience in pricing, product development, valuation, ... Read the full article

WTW appoints Allianz’s Elke Vagenende as Head of FINEX, Western Europe

12th October 2018

Global insurance and reinsurance broker, Willis Towers Watson, has appointed Elke Vagenende Head of its Western Europe region for FINEX, a division that focuses on financial, executive and professional risks. Vagenende, who brings over 20 years’ industry experience to the London-based role, previously served as Head of Market Management, UK, with ... Read the full article

Peak Re names David Cabral as Chief Operating Officer

12th October 2018

Hong Kong domiciled reinsurer, Peak Reinsurance Company Limited (Peak Re), has announced the appointment of David V. Cabral as Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective 8 October 2018. Cabral has more than 35 years of global re/insurance experience, having worked in a variety of markets in start-up environments and building up organisations ... Read the full article

Willis Re appoints Edward Torres as Structured Risks & Legacy broker

12th October 2018

Willis Re, the reinsurance arm of international broker Willis Towers Watson, has appoint Edward Torres as Structured Risks & Legacy broker. As a member of the Financial Advisory team, Torres will operate out of Willis Re’s New York City office and will focus on the placement of prospective structured reinsurance solutions ... Read the full article

Hiscox Re & ILS appoints Liz Breeze as new Chief Financial Officer

11th October 2018

Hiscox, the specialist global re/insurer, has appointed Liz Breeze as Chief Financial Officer for its reinsurance & ILS division. Breeze has been working with Hiscox Re & ILS as its Interim CFO since June 2018. Prior to that, she spent four years as Head of Finance for Hiscox’s UK Retail operations, and several ... Read the full article

Willis Towers Watson appoints Technology Sales Leader for ICT in Americas

11th October 2018

Global insurance and reinsurance broker Willis Towers Watson has appointed Marisa Ruscitto as Technology Sales Leader for its Insurance Consulting and Technology (ICT) business in the Americas. Ruscitto joins Willis Towers Watson from Risk Management Solutions (RMS), where she most recently served as Managing Director and led a global sales team ... Read the full article

IGI appoints Capsicum Re’s Stephen Rix as Chief Actuary

11th October 2018

International General Insurance Holdings Limited has announced the appointment of Stephen Rix as Chief Actuary. Rix, who will be based in London, most recently served as Head of Analytics at Capsicum Re and, prior to that, was Chief Actuary at Liberty Speciality Markets. “We are delighted to have Stephen join us at ... Read the full article

Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty makes dual broker appointment

11th October 2018

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE, Allianz Group’s specialist carrier for corporate insurance business, has appointed Lee Brewer and Harriet Tiplady as Senior Broker Relationship Manager and Broker Relationship Manager, respectively. Based in London within the Market Management team, the pair will have responsibility for pipeline and relationship management with major ... Read the full article

Ascot Underwriting CEO Brooks announced as next Chairman of the LMA

11th October 2018

The Lloyd's Market Association (LMA) has announced that the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ascot Underwriting Ltd., Andrew Brooks, has been named as the next Chairman of the LMA, effective January 1st, 2019. Brooks has been a member of the LMA Board since 2012, and succeeds Neil Maidment, who is to ... Read the full article

Bosch named CUO of Deutsche Rück & reinsurance arm of the Association of German Public Insurers

10th October 2018

The supervisory bodies of Deutsche Rückversicherung AG and the Association of German Public Insurers have announced the appointment of Achim Bosch to the executive board of the two reinsurance companies, taking responsibility for non-life reinsurance operations. Bosch joins from reinsurer General Reinsurance AG in Cologne, and will take up the position as Chief ... Read the full article

RSA’s Risk Solutions business promotes Lee Mooney to UK Regions Director

10th October 2018

The Commercial Risks Solutions business of RSA, one of the largest UK commercial insurers, has promoted Lee Mooney to UK Regions Director. The announcement follows Mooney’s success in leading the company’s CRS Regions North business. “I am delighted to welcome Lee to this new role,” said Rob Gibbs, Managing Director, Commercial Risk ... Read the full article

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