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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.

ProAssurance appoints Edward Rand CEO

23rd May 2019

Specialty insurer ProAssurance has announced that its President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), Edward Rand, is to succeed W. Stancil Starnes as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective July 1st, 2019. On this data, Starnes will have served as CEO of the firm for twelve years, and will transition into the role ... Read the full article

Generali elects Frédéric de Courtois VP of Insurance Europe

23rd May 2019

Italian insurance giant Generali Group has elected its General Manager Frédéric de Courtois as Vice President of Insurance Europe, the European insurance and reinsurance federation. Courtois, who has been elected to serve for a three-year term, began his career in the insurance sector in 1993, holding several management positions in various ... Read the full article

AXA XL names Northeast & Central region leaders for North American Property

22nd May 2019

AXA XL has appointed Raymond Chiusano to lead its North America Property insurance team's Northeast region, and promoted Brian Gauder to lead its North Central region. Chiusano, who will be based out of New York, is assuming the role currently held by Joseph Moylan, who has announced his planned 2020 retirement. Prior ... Read the full article

Jeremy Johnson named CEO of Protective Insurance

22nd May 2019

Protective Insurance Corporation has revealed that its Board of Directors has appointed Jeremy D. Johnson as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective May 22nd, 2019. The appointment sees Johnson become a member of the firm's Board of Directors. He most recently served as President of US Commercial at AIG, and has also served ... Read the full article

Lockton promotes Sean Lyons to President of Florida operations

22nd May 2019

Insurance and reinsurance broker Lockton has promoted Sean Lyons to President of its Florida operations, based out of the firm's Miramar office. In his new role, Lyons will be responsible for overseeing the development and expansion in Florida to best serve customers on a national and global basis. He initially joined Lockton ... Read the full article

Stephen O’Flynn joins Ariel Re from Tokio Millennium Re

22nd May 2019

Ariel Re, a member of Argo Group, has named Stephen O'Flynn as its Head of Professional Lines and Casualty Treaty Underwriting, Bermuda, effective June 10th, 2019. In his new role, O'Flynn will report to Deputy Global Head of Reinsurance at Ariel Re, Matthew Wilken. He will be tasked with establishing, underwriting ... Read the full article

Ex-Lloyd’s CFO John Parry moves to Armour

22nd May 2019

Bermuda based insurer Armour Group has announced the appointment of John Parry as its Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO), starting in June. Lloyd’s of London revealed earlier this month that Parry was set to leave the corporation, where he has worked since 2001, most recently as CFO. In this role, he ... Read the full article

Fairfax appoints interim Chief Financial Officer

21st May 2019

Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited has appointed John Varnell, Vice President, Corporate Development, to serve as interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO) following the sudden death of Vice President and CFO, David Bonham, this past weekend. Fairfax Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Prem Watsa, commented: "The entire Fairfax family mourns the sudden and unexpected loss ... Read the full article

LSM adds AIG’s Paul Kunzer to lead new trade credit multi-buyer product line

21st May 2019

Liberty Specialty Markets, part of Liberty Mutual Insurance, has announced the appointment of Paul Kunzer to the role of Head of Trade Credit Multi-buyer and Excess of Loss. He will be leading the development of LSM’s new Trade Credit offering for Multi-Buyer and XOL programs. Kunzer will be based in Chicago and ... Read the full article

Beazley adds Cal Spessard to lead environmental liability claims team

21st May 2019

Specialist insurer Beazley has appointed Cal Spessard to lead a team responsible for handling claims arising from the company’s environmental liability business. Spessard, who will be based in New York, joins from environmental risk management specialists WCD Group, where he served as Director of claims and litigation services. Prior to joining WCD ... Read the full article

Munich Re Life US appoints RGA’s Quentin Marsh to CFO role

21st May 2019

The US Life division of reinsurance giant Munich Re has announced the appointment of Quentin Marsh as Chief Financial Officer, US Life and Health. Marsh, who was most recently Vice President in the Global Financial Solutions unit of Reinsurance Group of America, will report to Marc-André Giguère, President and Chief Executive ... Read the full article

Aviva’s James Drew joins Brit as Head of Outwards Reinsurance

21st May 2019

James Drew, previously Head of Reinsurance at Aviva, has been appointed as Head of Outwards Reinsurance at Brit, effective July 1st, 2019. Based in London, Drew will report to Christiern Dart, Brit's Group Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) and will also work closely with Reinhard Seitz, currently Head of Outwards Reinsurance at ... Read the full article

Sompo International adds Pützer as Head of Financial Lines Insurance in Germany

20th May 2019

Bermuda-based property and casualty re/insurer Sompo International Holdings (SIH) has announced the appointment of Udo Pützer to the company’s European insurance platform as Head of Financial Lines Insurance, Germany. He will be based in the company’s Düsseldorf office and will introduce a range of management liability, professional indemnity, and financial institutions ... Read the full article

AXA XL promotes Marc Bertha to lead U.S East Region Multinational Casualty team

20th May 2019

AXA XL has promoted Marc Bertha as team lead for the U.S Eastern Region Multinational Casualty group, based in New York. He will be tasked with leading the region’s underwriting team as they partner with new and existing clients in the management of complex international risks. Bertha joined AXA XL in 2013 ... Read the full article

Munich Re’s HSB Engineering appoints Paula Homan to Director role

20th May 2019

HSB Engineering Insurance (HSB), the specialist industrial engineering and construction insurance arm of reinsurer Munich Re, has announced the appointment of Paula Homan as Director of Engineering Services, effective immediately. Homan will be tasked with leading the activities of HSB’s engineering inspection services division in the UK and Ireland in line ... Read the full article

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