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Insurance and reinsurance industry hiring, appointments and people moves news and announcements. Covering key hires and people moves across the global reinsurance, commercial and specialty insurance markets.

ArgoGlobal names Head of Operations for Europe, Middle East & Asia

1st April 2019

ArgoGlobal, the Lloyd’s insurer and member of Argo Group, has announced the appointment of Helen Donegan as Head of Operations – Europe, Middle East and Asia. Donegan joins ArgoGlobal from MS Amlin, where she has served as Group Head of Underwriting Management since the merger of Amlin and MSIG in 2017. Prior ... Read the full article

Kristina Maffit named VP, property reinsurance for Brit Global Specialty Bermuda

1st April 2019

Global specialty re/insurer Brit has appointed Kristina Maffit as Vice President, Property Reinsurance for Brit Global Specialty Bermuda (BGSB), effective 1 April 2019. Maffit joins from alternative investment manager Elementum where she spent six years as a Portfolio Management Associate, specialising in collateralised natural catastrophe reinsurance investments. Prior to that, she assisted ... Read the full article

Marsh appoints Anthony Gruppo as CEO of Jelf

29th March 2019

Global re/insurance broker Marsh has announced the appointment of Anthony Gruppo as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Jelf and leader of its wider UK & Ireland Commercial and Consumer client segment. He will take up his new London-based position in May, succeeding Phil Barton who is leaving with immediate effect to ... Read the full article

HDI Global Specialty hires leader for new aviation team in Australia

29th March 2019

HDI Global Specialty SE – Australia, the collaborative specialty insurance venture between HDI Global and Hannover Re, has hired James Bowes to lead a new General Aviation team in the Asia Pacific markets. Bowes has 20 years’ experience and joins HDI Global Specialty SE – Australia from QBE, where he served ... Read the full article

Aon appoints Marsh’s Charnaud EMEA Chairman, M&A and Transaction Solutions

28th March 2019

Global insurance and reinsurance broker Aon has announced the appointment of Edwin Charnaud from Marsh as EMEA Chairman for its mergers and acquisition (M&A) and Transaction Solutions unit. The appointment is effective April 15th, 2019, and Charnaud will be tasked with assisting the acceleration of the regional M&A and Transaction Solutions ... Read the full article

Hyperion promotes Rebecca Scott to Group COO

28th March 2019

London-headquartered Hyperion Insurance Group has promoted Rebecca Scott to the position of Group Chief Operating Officer, effective 1 March. Scott will report to Chief Executive Officer of Hyperion, David Howden, and has also joined the Group Executive Committee. She joined Hyperion in 2014 as Head of Internal Audit, before being appointed Chief ... Read the full article

Gilles Moëc to join AXA as Group Chief Economist

28th March 2019

AXA has announced that Gilles Moëc is to join from Bank of America Merrill Lynch as its new Group Chief Economist, effective June 3rd, 2019. Currently the Chief European Economist of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Moëc's new position will see him report to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AXA Investment ... Read the full article

Markel International adds Christian Stobbs as Strategy Director for Asia

28th March 2019

Specialist insurer Markel International has appointed Christian Stobbs as Strategy Director For Asia. Stobbs will be based in Singapore and oversee the development of the company’s strategic priorities in the region. He joins from Abbey Tax, a Markel International company based in the UK, where he served as Managing Director. Prior to Abbey ... Read the full article

Chubb Bermuda names Richard Porter SVP, Head of Financial Lines

27th March 2019

Currently General Counsel for Chubb Bermuda, Richard Porter has been appointed Senior Vice President (SVP), Head of Financial Lines at the firm, reporting to Judy Gonsalves, Vice President (VP) of Chubb Group and Division President, Chubb Bermuda. He brings more than twenty years of industry experience to the role, and will ... Read the full article

Caitlin Crist appointed Head of Claims, Coverys Syndicate 1975

27th March 2019

Lloyd's of London Managing Agent of Syndicates 1975, 1991, 3330 and 1110, Coverys Managing Agency Limited, has named Caitlin Crist Head of Claims of Coverys Syndicate 1975, a newly created position. Effective June 2019, Crist brings more than ten years of liability claims experience to the firm, and joins from Brit ... Read the full article

Gallagher appoints John Farley to lead cyber practice

27th March 2019

Gallagher, the global re/insurance brokerage and risk management services firm, has appointed John Farley as its Managing Director, Cyber Practice Group leader. He joined the firm in March 2019 to lead its Cyber Practice, a role that will see him develop and executive strategy for cyber insurance and related business lines ... Read the full article

Volante appoints senior underwriters to lead new Canadian MGA

26th March 2019

Volante Global Limited, a multi-class international managing general agent (MGA) platform, has appointed three senior underwriters to lead its soon-to-be-launched MGA, Volante Canada Limited. Richard Newman, Robert Tsai and Steve Vandriel will head the new operation, which will provide property, casualty and automobile products in all provinces and territories in Canada. The ... Read the full article

AI insurtech omni:us adds Joost Heideman as strategic advisor

26th March 2019

omni:us, an insurance-focused artificial intelligence (AI) solutions business, has appointed Joost Heideman as strategic advisor to help drive its global expansion plans. Heideman has more than 25 years experience in the insurance industry and was until January 2019 Chief Executive Officer of Dutch mutual insurance company Univé. In his new role, Heideman ... Read the full article

AmWINS Group adds Alycia Kiley as SVP

26th March 2019

Global specialty insurance provider AmWINS Group has announced the appointment of Alycia Kiley as Senior Vice President. Kiley, who most recently served as Senior VP at the Council for Insurance Agents and Brokers (CIAB), will be focused on building strategic partnerships with the firm’s retail clients. Prior to her time with CIAB, ... Read the full article

Concirrus adds former Munich Re Exec Dieter Berg to Board

25th March 2019

London-based insurtech Concirrus has added former President of the International Union of Marine Insurance, Dieter Berg, to its Board as Non-Executive Director. Berg served across a number of senior positions at Swiss Re before joining Munich Re as an Executive Manager in 2001. He would go on to serve in a ... Read the full article

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