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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.

Castel Underwriting hires Doug Ker as Head of Performance

22nd September 2021

Castel Underwriting Agencies has appointed Doug Ker to the newly created role of Head of Performance. Ker will be responsible for working with the firm’s underwriting cells to enhance profitability. He will work across Castel’s UK and European regulated businesses. He joins Castel from Apollo Syndicate Management where he was underwriting business ... Read the full article

AXA UK names WTW’s Ovenden as CUO of Commercial business

22nd September 2021

AXA UK has appointed former Willis Towers Watson executive David Ovenden to serve as Chief Underwriting Officer of its Commercial business. He succeeds David Williams who after 41 years in the role is set to depart in search of non-executive roles at the year's end. At WTW, Ovenden spent 3 years leading ... Read the full article

Aviva names Andrea Montague as Chief Risk Officer

22nd September 2021

Aviva has announced the appointment of Andrea Montague as Chief Risk Officer, reporting to Group CEO Amanda Blanc. She will join Aviva’s Executive Committee along with Chief Information Officer John Cummings. Montague joined Aviva in April 2020 as Group Chief Financial Controller and has previously worked at Royal London and Standard Life ... Read the full article

HDI Global USA names David Sapia Director of Liability Underwriting

21st September 2021

HDI Global USA has named David Sapia Director of Liability Underwriting, a role that will see him responsible for the profitability, growth, and overall strategic direction of HDI’s US Casualty business. He reports to HDI Global USA's Chief Executive Officer Jim Clark and arrives with over 30 years' underwriting and field ... Read the full article

Lawrence to succeed Del Col as Sompo Intl. General Counsel

21st September 2021

Bermuda-based specialty property and casualty re/insurer Sompo International has announced the appointment of Windy Lawrence as its new General Counsel. Based in Sompo International’s New York City office, Lawrence will report to Chris Gallagher, Chief Executive Officer, Sompo International Commercial P&C and will serve on the Executive Leadership Team She succeeds John ... Read the full article

Liberty Specialty adds AXA XL’s Michael Harth to lead German team

21st September 2021

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM) has announced the appointment of Michael Harth, who will be joining the company in January as Country Manager for Germany. Harth reports to Kadidja Sinz, Head of Central Region and will be based in Cologne. He will be responsible for leading the German team and delivering strategy and ... Read the full article

James River hires Argo’s Brett Shirreffs as SVP, Investments & Investor Relations

21st September 2021

James River Group Holdings, Ltd. has announced the appointment of Brett Shirreffs, formerly of Argo Group International Holdings, as Senior Vice President, Investments and Investor Relations, effective September 20th, 2021. In his new role, Shirreffs takes on responsibility for investments, investor relations, and rating agency activity. He joins James River Group from ... Read the full article

Swiss Re’s Wiest named CEO of MS Amlin AG

21st September 2021

Robert Wiest has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MS Amlin AG (MS AAG), MS Amlin’s reinsurance company operations, effective January 3rd, 2022. Wiest currently serves as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Reinsurance at Swiss Re, where he has worked for over two decades. He took up his ... Read the full article

Everest Insurance names Andrew McBride as Global Head of Claims

21st September 2021

The primary insurance arm of global reinsurer Everest Re Group, Ltd., Everest Insurance, has announced the appointment of Andrew McBride as Senior Vice President, Global Head of Claims. In his new role, McBride will be based in London and will report directly to Mike Karmilowicz, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) ... Read the full article

ARPC welcomes new Board appointment

21st September 2021

Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation (ARPC) has welcomed the Australian Government’s appointment of Julie-Anne Schafer to its Board as a part-time Member for a three-year term commencing 14 September 2021. ARPC administers the national terrorism reinsurance pool. Schafer is currently a Non-Executive Director at Queensland Urban Utilities, C S Energy, and Av Super. She ... Read the full article

BMS Re adds EVP Jerry Farrell to origination team

20th September 2021

Independent reinsurance broker BMS Re has announced the appointment of Jerry Farrell as an Executive Vice President (EVP) in its origination team. Farrell previously spent 10 years at Toa Reinsurance Company where he was executive vice president and chief underwriting officer, with responsibility for P&C underwriting results for North America Prior to ... Read the full article

Acrisure Re names leaders within corporate advisory & solutions division

20th September 2021

Acrisure Re, the reinsurance business of Acrisure, has announced several senior appointments within its corporate advisory and solutions division (ARCAS), all of which will report to Managing Director, Ben Canagaretna. Firstly, Nick Godfrey has been named as Head of Capital Markets, with responsibility for capital raising activities across ILS, funds at Lloyd’s ... Read the full article

IRB Brasil RE names Raphael Carvalho as CEO

20th September 2021

Brazilian reinsurer IRB Brasil Re has announced the appointment of Raphael Afonso Godinho de Carvalho as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective October 1st, 2021. Carvalho takes over from Wilson Toneto, who has held the CEO role in the interim since March 2021 and who will remain as Chief Technical ... Read the full article

Apollo expands into casualty treaty with Paul Sandi hire

20th September 2021

Apollo Syndicate Management, the independent specialist insurer and reinsurer, has announced the appointment of Paul Sandi to head the build-up of a casualty treaty team within Syndicate 1969, subject to Lloyd’s approval. Sandi has nearly 20 years of industry experience and joins Apollo from Canopius, where he was head of casualty ... Read the full article

Gallagher adds Martin Rossiter as partner within aerospace practice

20th September 2021

Global reinsurance broker Gallagher has named Martin Rossiter partner within its aerospace practice, a role which will see him focus on further evolving the firm’s industry value proposition while supporting clients with their wider risk management needs. Rossiter joins from Etihad with 35 years’ experience in aviation risk. His final five years ... Read the full article

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