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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.

Sompo appoints Lawrence Doyle as global markets COO

12th December 2022

Sompo International, a global provider of commercial and consumer property and casualty re/insurance, has announced the appointment of Lawrence Doyle as Chief Operating Officer (COO), Global Markets. In his new role, he will be responsible for operational performance and executing on key transformational programs across multiple functions, products and geographies in ... Read the full article

Swiss Re sets up reinsurance broker focused team led by Meyenhofer

12th December 2022

Swiss Re, one of the world's largest reinsurers, has announced it is setting up a new broker-dedicated Key Account Management team to be led by Matthias Meyenhofer. According to the announcement, this team will play a pivotal role in helping to sustain and expand relationships with Swiss Re’s top producing reinsurance ... Read the full article

AXIS appoints Andy Maher to head of cyber and tech in London

9th December 2022

Specialty lines insurer AXIS has appointed Andy Maher of head of cyber and technology in London. In his new role, Maher leads the London-based team of underwriters, and will focus on developing the team and enhancing the range of products and services that the team offers to its distribution partners and ... Read the full article

WTW names EMEA Head of Commercial Lines transformation

9th December 2022

Re/insurance broker WTW has announced the appointment of Derric Howard to the role of EMEA Head of Commercial Lines Transformation, within its Insurance Consulting and Technology (ICT) business. He will be based in London and work with European insurance firms, brokers and other market players to modernise and digitise the underwriting ... Read the full article

WTW adds Sallada from Marsh as Head of Casualty for NA

9th December 2022

Global advisory, broking, and solutions company WTW has announced the appointment of James Sallada as Head of Casualty within Corporate Risk and Broking (CRB), North America. He joins from Marsh where he has worked for the previous 20 years, most recently as Managing Director and Northeast Risk Management Placement Leader for ... Read the full article

Swiss Re proposes shakeup of board

9th December 2022

Swiss Re has proposed changing the makeup of its board, saying that it is nominating Vanessa Lau and Pia Tischhauser for election as new members. The moves come ahead of the firm’s upcoming AGM in April. It also said that current board members Renato Fassbind and Susan L. Wagner will not ... Read the full article

Aon’s Jane Kielty named as new deputy chair of BIBA

9th December 2022

Aon’s UK head of commercial risk Jane Kielty has been named deputy chair of the British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA). A statement from BIBA said that Kielty, head of commercial risk UK, has been on the board since taking the chair of BIBA’s Insurance Brokers’ Standards Committee in 2020 and steps ... Read the full article

AmTrust welcomes Camber and Philpott to Property Insurance division

9th December 2022

AmTrust Financial Services, global specialty property and casualty insurer, has announced the appointment of two new members to its Property Insurance division, as it looks to further grow its Property book in the UK and other European markets. Andy Camber joins AmTrust as Lead Underwriter and Pete Philpott as Senior Underwriter ... Read the full article

SiriusPoint adds Rob Gibbs to senior international leadership team

8th December 2022

SiriusPoint has appointed Rob Gibbs as president of its international business as well as CEO of SiriusPoint International Insurance Corporation. Gibbs is set to join the company next week and, based in London, will be responsible for driving growth, development, and profitability within SiriusPoint’s international platform. He will be responsible for the ... Read the full article

Sara Romine joins Lockton as US General Counsel

8th December 2022

Insurance and reinsurance broker Lockton has announced the addition of Sara Romine as US General Counsel, based in Kansas City. Romine succeeds Ann Abercrombie, who retired in May after 18 years with Lockton. She joins Lockton from AT&T, where she was an Assistant Vice President within the company's legal department. Previously, Romine was ... Read the full article

AmericanAg appoints Stefan Mumm as AVP Underwriting/Marketing

8th December 2022

AmericanAg, a global provider of reinsurance services, has appointed Stefan Mumm as Assistant Vice President, Underwriting/Marketing. Within this role, Mumm will be responsible for underwriting a portion of the firm's Broker Assumed domestic portfolio, which includes the US treaty business with broker partners in Minneapolis and Boston. Mumm joins AmericanAg from EMC ... Read the full article

Munich Re’s HSB names Ian Fox UK Head of Sales

8th December 2022

HSB, a specialist engineering and technology insurer and part of Munich Re, has appointed Ian Fox as UK Head of Sales. Based in Manchester, Fox will be reporting to Paul Kay, Director of Sales and Distribution. He will lead HSB’s UK team of Regional Development Managers and their Business Development teams ... Read the full article

Chubb appoints Alex O’Brien to role of head of cargo at CGM

8th December 2022

Chubb has appointed Alex O’Brien as its new head of cargo for its wholesale and specialty business Chubb Global Markets (CGM). The firm said in a statement that O'Brien will be responsible for leading the development and management of the CGM Cargo portfolio. He will be based in London and report to ... Read the full article

Zurich names Frank Steidl as UK head of commercial insurance

8th December 2022

Zurich has named Frank Steidl as its new UK head of commercial insurance. Steidl, who currently holds the role of UK head of energy, marine, and construction, will take up his new role on 1 January. Previous roles within the firm, include that of head of EMEA energy and global head of ... Read the full article

WTW adds Claims Advocate Sam Berry to Direct & Fac team

8th December 2022

Global advisory and broking solutions company WTW has announced the addition of Sam Berry to its Direct and Facultative team in London. Berry has been hired as new Claims Advocate. She brings two decades of experience handling North American property and casualty claims and joins WTW from BMS, where she served ... Read the full article