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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.

Direct Line Group CEO to step down

27th January 2023

Direct Line Insurance Group has announced that Penny James has agreed with the Board to step down as Chief Executive Officer and Director with immediate effect. The firm states that the Board is initiating a process to appoint a successor, noting that until that process is complete, Jon Greenwood, currently Chief ... Read the full article

BMS hires Aviva’s Eyre as Managing Director of Construction

27th January 2023

BMS, an independent specialist re/insurance broker, has announced the appointment of Caroline Eyre as Managing Director of Construction, effective April 2023. She brings to the firm over two decades of experience in the insurance industry. Eyre joins BMS after spending close to four years with Aviva, where she most recently held ... Read the full article

Analysts see Thierry Léger appointment as positive for SCOR, negative for Swiss Re

27th January 2023

Analysts at JP Morgan see the recent appointment of Thierry Léger as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) as a positive for SCOR in light of his strong track record of fixing issues, although the loss of his capabilities as Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) is seen as a negative for Swiss Re. Read the full article

Miller forms new structure to support UK & international growth

27th January 2023

Specialist re/insurance broker Miller has announced the re-alignment of its business into two divisions, Miller UK and Miller International. The firm states that Miller International, which launched at the beginning of 2023, will oversee all activity across Miller’s global offices, supporting its ambitions for continued expansion. Meanwhile, Miller UK, which came into ... Read the full article

Lockton launches Sweden office to expand Nordic footprint

27th January 2023

Insurance broker Lockton has announced the opening of a new office in Stockholm, Sweden, as part of the firms expanding proposition to clients in the region. Lockton stated that the office is expected to be operational by the end of January, following the arrival of two key hires and industry experts, ... Read the full article

CoreLogic appoints Selma Hepp as Chief Economist

27th January 2023

CoreLogic, a global provider of property information, analytics, and data-enabled solutions, has appointed Selma Hepp as Chief Economist. In July 2022, she was named interim chief economist. Prior to her interim role, Hepp served as an executive of research and insights in the Office of the Chief Economist. Within her role, she leads ... Read the full article

SCOR hires Swiss Re CUO Léger as its new CEO

26th January 2023

Thierry Léger, who has served as the Group Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) of global reinsurer Swiss Re since 2020, has been named as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of French reinsurer SCOR, effective May 1st, 2023. Léger has been with Swiss Re, one of the world's largest reinsurers, for 25 ... Read the full article

Felipe Hoetz joins Clyde & Co Chile to lead insurance practice

26th January 2023

Global law firm Clyde & Co has hired re/insurance and claims settlement expert, Felipe Hoetz as a partner to lead its Chile insurance practice. Hoetz holds over two and half decades of experience and is the legal representative in Chile for the Lloyd’s of London insurance market. He joins Clyde & Co ... Read the full article

Peter McConnell joins Travelers Europe as CFO

26th January 2023

Travelers Europe, a provider of property casualty insurance for auto, home and business, has appointed Peter McConnell as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), succeeding Mike Gent. In his new role, McConnell will report to Matthew Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of Travelers Europe, and oversee the financial management of Travelers’ European operations. He will ... Read the full article

Charbonnier to lead AXA XL captive business for APAC & Europe

26th January 2023

AXA XL Insurance has announced the appointment of Marine Charbonnier as Head of Captives & Facultative Underwriting, for the Asia-Pacific region (APAC) and Europe. In her new role, Charbonnier will lead AXA XL’s captive business for the APAC & Europe Business Unit. She will work closely with the company’s underwriting teams ... Read the full article

SiriusPoint names Maddie Morris Underwriter, Energy & Marine Liability

26th January 2023

Global specialty re/insurer SiriusPoint has appointed Maddie Morris as an Underwriter in its Energy & Marine Liability team. Morris holds almost a decade of experience in Marine & Energy Liability underwriting, joining SiriusPoint from Munich Re Syndicate. In her new role, Morris will oversee the growth and refinement of the firm's Marine ... Read the full article

Munich Re’s HSB names Niraj Shah as CUO for UK&I

26th January 2023

HSB, a specialist engineering and technology insurer and part of Munich Re, has announced the appointment of Niraj Shah as Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) for the UK and Ireland. He will succeed outgoing CUO Stephen Morris who is set to retire in 2023. Based in London and reporting to HSB CEO Stephen ... Read the full article

Rance joins Resilience as Head of Bermuda & Global Head of Large Accounts

25th January 2023

Cyber risk solutions firm Resilience has announced that Dan Rance will be joining as Head of Bermuda and Global Head of Large Accounts. Resilience states that the appointment will help it secure the capacity to support large enterprise clients who are seeking a more sophisticated risk transfer and mitigation solution than ... Read the full article

Darlea named AVP, Product Recall of Nexus US Specialty Casualty Division

25th January 2023

Specialty managing general agent (MGA), Nexus Underwriting has appointed Justin Darlea as Assistant Vice President, Product Recall, in its Specialty Casualty business. Darlea joins Nexus Underwriting from Starr Insurance Companies, where he held the role of Regional Underwriting Manager, Crisis Management, and was responsible for a significant portfolio for the last ... Read the full article

Beazley hires Swiss Re’s Fred Kleiterp as European General Manager

25th January 2023

Beazley has appointed former Swiss Re executive Fred Kleiterp to the role of European General Manager as the firm continues its growth across Europe. Kleiterp will join the company on 1 June 2023 and will additionally become a member of the Executive Committee. Beazley suggests that the appointment is another step in ... Read the full article