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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.

Lloyd’s names Aviva’s Patrick Tiernan as Chief of Markets

22nd January 2021

The specialist Lloyd's of London insurance and reinsurance marketplace has appointed Aviva's Patrick Tiernan to the newly created role of Chief of Markets, which will see him take oversight of market performance and distribution. Tiernan joins the market from Aviva where he currently serves as Managing Director, UK Commercial Lines & ... Read the full article

Core Specialty names Van Spanos as new VP

22nd January 2021

Specialty insurance carrier Core Specialty Insurance Holdings has appointed Van Spanos as Vice President. He will be leading its newly formed excess & surplus (E&S) primary Product Liability group and will be responsible for managing all facets of this business. This will include direct oversight over the underwriting team dedicated to the ... Read the full article

AXIS adds two to underwriting team

21st January 2021

AXIS Insurance, the specialty insurance business segment of AXIS Capital Holdings, has hired two additional underwriters within its renewable energy business. Nicholas Boswell Brown and Claire Whelan will join in April in order to support the expansion of the company’s renewable energy business in Spain, Portugal and Latin America. Boswell Brown joins ... Read the full article

Kevin Gordon joins BMS from Willis Re as SVP, Treaty Reinsurance

21st January 2021

BMS Group, the specialist insurance and reinsurance brokerage, has continued its expansion in the U.S. treaty reinsurance marketplace with the addition of Kevin Gordon as Senior Vice President (SVP), Treaty Reinsurance, effective immediately. In his new role, Gordon joins the broker's Chicago office and will report to Bred Nebel, Branch Manager ... Read the full article

Alliant Specialty Group hires Lauren Gregory as SVP

21st January 2021

US insurance broker Alliant Insurance Services has appointed Lauren Gregory as Senior Vice President for its Alliant Specialty Group. She will be located in New York, serving as a leader in Alliant Public Entity, with a focus on public entity and infrastructure. Gregory expands Alliant’s expertise in public entity to the East Coast ... Read the full article

Chubb makes two senior leisure travel appointments

21st January 2021

Global re/insurer Chubb has named Shane Guerin as Head of Travel for UK and Ireland, and Ruben Rivero as Head of Travel for Continental Europe. Guerin currently serves as Accident and Health Manager for Ireland, and now takes on the additional responsibilities for the strategic development and growth of the firm's ... Read the full article

Blackstone adds Morgan Stanley’s Hovey to lead insurance acquisitions

21st January 2021

US investment giant Blackstone has appointed Michael Hovey to the role of senior managing director. Hovey will lead acquisitions and strategic partnerships for Blackstone Insurance Solutions and reports to Gilles Dellaert, global head of the unit. He joins from Morgan Stanley, where he was a managing director and most recently served as ... Read the full article

Ascot hires Joy LaHuta as SVP, Head of Claims

21st January 2021

Global specialty insurance and reinsurance underwriter Ascot has appointed Joy LaHuta as its Senior Vice President, Head of Claims in Bermuda. She brings over 15 years of claims leadership experience with specialisation in Excess Casualty, Financial Lines, and Healthcare. LaHuta joins from RenaissanceRe where she was Vice President, Head of Claims for ... Read the full article

RT Binding Authority announces leadership team

21st January 2021

RT Specialty, the wholesale brokerage unit of Ryan Specialty Group, has created a new leadership team for its national binding authority operations, RT Binding Authority. As previously announced, Seth Johnson will be leading RT Binding Authority as President. Prior to his appointment as President of RT Binding Authority, Johnson served as ... Read the full article

Astaara makes three leadership hires as part of expansion

20th January 2021

Risk management company Astaara has employed three new senior members of staff as part of the company's expansion. Victoria Knowles has joined as Chief of Staff, while Asti Rogers and Gemma Smyth take on the roles of Head of Operations and Head of Analytics. Knowles has over 20 years of experience in ... Read the full article

Global Indemnity CEO Cynthia Valko to retire

20th January 2021

Global Indemnity Group's Chief Executive Officer Cynthia Valko is set to retire from the company on January 31. She will continue to serve the in an advisory capacity. The company’s board of directors will be undertaking a search process to identify the successor for Valko. “It has been my great privilege to serve ... Read the full article

QBE adds directors to North America board

20th January 2021

QBE has announced the addition of two new Non-Executive Directors to the board of its subsidiary, QBE North America. The new appointments are Shamla Naidoo and Sharon Ritchey. Both new directors will serve on the Audit, Investment, People & Remuneration and Risk & Capital Committees. There are also plans for Ritchey to Chair ... Read the full article

Constellation acquires INSUREtrust

20th January 2021

Constellation Affiliated Partners has acquired INSUREtrust, a specialty wholesale broker and MGA headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. INSUREtrust distributes cyber liability, technology errors & omissions, and miscellaneous professional liability coverages. Alongside its acquisition by Constellation, a New York-based insurance consolidator platform, the INSUREtrust team also announced the promotion of Christiaan Durdaller to President ... Read the full article

Gallagher acquires Atlas General Insurance Services

20th January 2021

Re/insurance broker Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has announced the acquisition of San Diego-based multiline program manager and managing general agency Atlas. Founded in 2009 by Bill Trzos, Atlas offers workers compensation, commercial lines and specialty property programs nationwide, with expertise in the California workers compensation market. Mike Mathews, Charles Lasher and ... Read the full article

Donegal Insurance names WTW’s Jeffery Hay as SVP and CUO

19th January 2021

The Donegal Insurance Group has named Jeffery Hay, previously of re/insurance broker Willis Towers Watson (WTW), as Senior Vice President (SVP) and Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO). Hay is expected to play a vital underwriting oversight role at the company as it looks to expand its capabilities to maximise the value it ... Read the full article

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