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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.

HDI expands U.S Engineering & Construction unit with new hires

9th November 2018

Industrial lines insurer HDI Global Insurance Company has expanded its U.S Engineering & Construction division with a series of new hires. These include the appointment of John Sprague as Senior Construction Liability Underwriter, who will be responsible for the continued growth and development of the U.S construction liability portfolio. Sprague has 25 ... Read the full article

Beazley’s Neil Maidment to join Lloyd’s Board in 2019

8th November 2018

Beazley's Neil Maidment has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of the Lloyd's Board for an initial three-year term, effective February 2019. The new appointment will be effective once Maidment's term of office on the Council of Lloyd's comes to an end on January 31st 2019. He is set to ... Read the full article

BMS builds Australia presence with senior hires from Gallagher

8th November 2018

Independent specialist insurance and reinsurance broker BMS Group Limited has expanded its operations in Australia with the appointments of Stuart Davies as a Director and Samantha Ford as a Corporate Broker. Davies has 25 years’ experience in the UK and Australia re/insurance markets and joins BMS Australia from Gallagher, where he ... Read the full article

Brit Global Specialty USA names head of Cyber & Technology

8th November 2018

Brit Global Specialty USA (BGSU), a division of global specialty re/insurer Brit Ltd, has appointed Jeff Norton as Senior Vice President, Cyber & Technology, effective October 1, 2018. Norton joins BGSU from Beazley Group, where he most recently served as a Senior Underwriter, Private Enterprise, with responsibility for leading the U.S ... Read the full article

Canopius hires SCOR’s Marco Silva as Senior Property Treaty Underwriter

8th November 2018

Global specialty lines re/insurer Canopius has announced the appointment of Marco Silva as Senior Underwriter, Property Treaty Reinsurance in London. Silva joins Canopius from SCOR, where he most recently served as a Senior Property Underwriter in the treaty team based in London. He has 25 years’ industry experience and has held various ... Read the full article

Validus Specialty appoints Head of U.S Political Risk and Credit Insurance team

7th November 2018

Validus Specialty Underwriting Services has appointed Corina Monaghan to lead its U.S Political Risk and Credit Insurance team, based in New York. Monaghan joins Validus Specialty from JLT North America, where she most recently served as head of Political Risks, spearheading consulting and brokerage for crisis management. She brings expertise in political ... Read the full article

RSG Underwriting Managers to combine MGU teams

7th November 2018

RSG Underwriting Managers, LLC (RSGUM), a subsidiary of Ryan Specialty Group (RSG), has announced that it plans to combine two of its Managing General Underwriter (MGU) teams, EmergIn Risk and ThinkRisk, under the EmergIn Risk brand. RSGUM said that uniting the teams will allow it to provide deeper underwriting expertise, broader ... Read the full article

James River appoints two new Board members

7th November 2018

Bermuda-based insurance holdings company James River Group Holdings has announced the appointments of Christopher L. Harris and Sundar Srinivasan to its Board of Directors. Harris and Srinivasan have also been appointed to the Board of Directors’ Audit Committee and Investment Committee, respectively. Harris has 25 years’ experience in the global re/insurance industry ... Read the full article

Swiss Re hires XL’s LaRocca to lead Corp. Solutions Property & Specialty lines NA

6th November 2018

Swiss Re has hired Michael LaRocca as Head Property & Specialty Lines North America for its commercial risk underwriting focused Corporate Solutions unit. LaRocca was most recently the Chief Underwriting Officer for XL Catlin's North American Property insurance business, a senior role which saw him overseeing one of the largest U.S. ... Read the full article

Markel forms new Marine and Energy divisions, names heads

5th November 2018

Specialist insurer and reinsurer Markel International has created two new standalone divisions for Marine and Energy, and has appointed Chris Fenn and Julian Samuel as Managing Directors of the businesses. The formation of the new divisions reflects the growth of Markel’s Marine and Energy business, which has become the single largest ... Read the full article

Occam appoints new Board member and CFO

5th November 2018

Specialty Lloyd’s of London managing general agent (MGA) Occam Underwriting has announced the appointments of Daniel Carr to the Board of Directors of the Company and Mark Fisher as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Carr has been with Occam since 2015 and will also continue in his role as Head of Innovation ... Read the full article

Willis Towers Watson names Sales Leader for Corporate Risk & Broking GB Retail business

2nd November 2018

Global insurance and reinsurance broker Willis Towers Watson has hired Adrian Willmott, formerly of Marsh, as Sales Leader of its Corporate Risk & Broking GB Retail business. Willmott will ... Read the full article

Canopius appoints Gabrielle Folliard as Head of Claims

1st November 2018

Global specialty lines re/insurer Canopius has announced the appointment of Gabrielle Folliard as Head of Claims. Folliard joins Canopius from Markel International, where she most recently served as Head of Specialty and Financial Lines Claims. She is due to take up her new role in early 2019 and will report to Laurie ... Read the full article

Industry veteran Tim Cramphorn joins Ensurance UK as Non-exec Director

30th October 2018

Ensurance UK Limited, a construction and engineering managing general agent (MGA) and Lloyd's Coverholder, has appointed Tim Cramphorn as Non-Executive Director, effective November 1st, 2018. Cramphorn is a former Managing Director of HSB Horton Engineering Insurance, which is owned by reinsurance giant Munich Re. He is a chartered director with more than ... Read the full article

Canopius appoints Alan Winch as Head of Accident & Health

29th October 2018

Global specialty lines re/insurer Canopius has announced the appointment of Alan Winch as Head of Accident and Health. Winch joins Canopius from Tokio Marine Kiln, where he most recently served as department head for Accident and Health. In his new position, he is joined by Henry Brigstocke from October 2018, Tim Prifti ... Read the full article

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