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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.

AXIS appoints Helen O’Sullivan to lead Ireland subsidiaries

18th September 2018

Bermudian re/insurance group AXIS Capital Holdings has announced the appointment of Helen O’Sullivan as Chief Executive Officer of AXIS Specialty Europe SE and AXIS Re SE. O’Sullivan, who steps into the role having most recently served as Deputy Global Tax Director at AXIS, will oversee the company’s subsidiaries and its branches ... Read the full article

Tokio Marine Kiln hires former Novae CFO Reeken Patel

18th September 2018

Tokio Marine Kiln (TMK) has appointed Reeken Patel, formerly of AXIS Capital Holdings and Novae Group plc, as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective 1 October. Patel was group CFO at Novae from 2016, where he was responsible for overseeing the finance, risk, actuarial and investment teams, and played a ... Read the full article

Chubb names Jeremiah Konz as Reinsurance Officer for overseas insurance

18th September 2018

Global property and casualty insurer Chubb has appointed Jeremiah Konz as Executive Vice President, Reinsurance Officer for Chubb Overseas General, the company’s international general insurance business in over 50 countries and territories. Konz currently serves as Senior Vice President, Ceded Reinsurance for Chubb’s North American operation, having joined Chubb in 2012, ... Read the full article

Ethos Specialty names Rory Cline as CEO

17th September 2018

Ethos Specialty Insurance Services, part of Ascot Group’s Managing General Underwriter platform, has appointed Rory Cline as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Cline has served as Chief Underwriting Officer since joining Ethos Specialty at its inception in 2017, before which he served as President of Ascot Specialty U.S, a position ... Read the full article

HDI bolsters underwriting team with appointment of RSA’s Tanya Patel

17th September 2018

Primary commercial specialists HDI Global SE has announced the appointment of Tanya Patel to the role of Underwriter. Patel will be responsible for underwriting a range life science risks including pharmaceuticals, medical products and devices, chemicals and clinical trials. She joins from RSA where, following participation on the insurer’s underwriting graduate scheme, ... Read the full article

Sedgwick integrates Cunningham Lindsey marine division

17th September 2018

Sedgwick has expanded its global marine practice through the integration of both Sedgwick and Cunningham Lindsey’s marine divisions, following the completion of its acquisition of Cunningham Lindsey in April 2018. Sedgwick said that the integration would continue to strengthen the claims services and solutions of its marine practice, which currently ... Read the full article

BMS expands Energy division with four new hires

17th September 2018

Specialist insurance and reinsurance broker BMS Group Limited (BMS) has expanded its Energy division with the appointment of four new team members, who will join in January 2019 and report to James Chicken, Managing Director of Energy. Lynsey Green joins BMS from JLT, where she focused on North American Energy clients. ... Read the full article

Fidelis announces key appointments as Bermuda CEO Ben Savill departs

14th September 2018

Fidelis Insurance, the privately owned Bermuda-based holding company, has announced a series of key role changes including the replacement of Ben Savill as Bermuda Chief Executive Officer. The announcement comes as Fidelis strengthens  restructuring its business along four pillars: Bespoke, Reinsurance, Partnerships and Specialty. Hinal Patel, Group Chief Financial Officer, will lead ... Read the full article

Liberty Specialty names Head of Underwriting, Delegated Authority, Specialty lines

14th September 2018

Liberty Specialty Markets, a division of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has announced the hiring of Lewis Edwards as Head of Underwriting, Delegated Authority for Specialty lines. Edwards joins the firm on September 17th, 2018 and will report to Liberty Specialty Market's Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO), Specialty, Mike Gosselin. In his new role, ... Read the full article

Simplitium appoints Head of Insurance Product Development

13th September 2018

Simplitium, a global financial services technology provider and wholly owned subsidiary of Cinnober Financial Technology, has appointed Matthew Jones as Head of Insurance Product Development and Aiste Kalinauskaite as Lead Insurance Product Developer, effective October 1. As a catastrophe risk modelling practitioner, Jones will lead the development of the company’s ModEx ... Read the full article

Sirius Group reshapes leadership team ahead of Easterly merger

13th September 2018

Sirius International Group, a global multi-line re/insurance group, has announced a series of promotions and the formation of a new management committee in anticipation for its merger with Easterly Acquisition Corp. Kernan V. Oberting has been appointed President of Sirius Group, and will manage the corporate, investment management, finance and public ... Read the full article

Colony Specialty names Jeff Canfield Head of Casualty

12th September 2018

Colony Specialty, member of insurer and reinsurer Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd., has announced the appointment of Jeff Canfield to serve as Head of Casualty, effective immediately. Canfield replaces Jim Cornwell, who is now Senior Vice President (SVP) of Argo Construction. He will report to President of the U.S. Excess & Surplus ... Read the full article

IDF appoints AXA’s Denis Duverne as Chair of Steering Committee

12th September 2018

The Insurance Development Forum has announced the appointment of Denis Duverne as Chair of its Steering Committee, effective September 11. Duverne, who succeeds Stephen Catlin, is Chairman of AXA Group and has held senior roles, including Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Officer, at the global insurer since 1995. “I would ... Read the full article

Everest Insurance adds three to cyber liability team

12th September 2018

Everest Insurance has announced the expansion of its Everest Specialty Underwriters Financial Lines Group, with the addition of three new cyber liability team members. The team, which is led by Vice President and Cyber Practice Leader Kevin Sherry, is focused on providing cyber liability coverage and solutions to companies across all industries. Firstly, Raphael ... Read the full article

RMS names Neil Isford EVP, Sales & Client Development

11th September 2018

Catastrophe risk modeller RMS has announced the appointment of Neil Isford to the role of Executive Vice President (EVP), Sales & Client Development, reporting to Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Karen White. Isford will be tasked with overseeing all aspects of client development, sales and consulting at RMS, and will also join the company's Executive Committee ... Read the full article

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