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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.

WTW exec Edwards to join Risk Strategies as COO

8th January 2020

US insurance broker and risk management firm Risk Strategies has appointed Sharon Edwards as Chief Operating Officer. Edwards, who will join the firm’s executive committee and lead its operating committee, assumes immediate oversight and management responsibilities for national operations. She previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Willis Towers Watson’s corporate risk ... Read the full article

UK P&I Club adds Tom Starr as Senior Claims Executive

8th January 2020

The UK P&I Club, a provider of protection and indemnity (P&I) insurance and other services to the international shipping community, has appointed Tom Starr as a Senior Claims Executive. Starr joins the UK Club from Reed Smith, where he worked as a solicitor and Master Mariner. At Reed Smith, he practised in ... Read the full article

Hanni Ali to lead renamed Hamilton ILS platform

8th January 2020

Bermuda-based insurer and reinsurer, Hamilton Insurance Group, Ltd. has renamed its insurance-linked securities (ILS) platform and appointed Hanni Ali as its new lead executive. The re/insurer launched its ILS and third-party capital unit in 2018, under the name Hamilton Capital Partners. The platform is home to the firm's ILS activities such ... Read the full article

Milliman names Thomas Snook as Global Health Practice Director

8th January 2020

Consulting and actuarial firm Milliman has announced the appointment of Thomas D. Snook as the firm's Global Health Practice Director. He succeeds Lorraine Mayne, who is retiring after six years in the role, during which time the revenue of the practice grew by more than 60%. Snook first joined Milliman in 1988 ... Read the full article

W. R. Berkley names Levesque as President of Preferred Employers Insurance

7th January 2020

W. R. Berkley Corporation has announced the appointment of Dennis J. Levesque as President of Preferred Employers Insurance, effective immediately. He succeeds Steven A. Gallacher, who has been appointed Chairman of Preferred Employers Insurance. Levesque has over 30 years of experience in the property casualty insurance business, including in leadership positions for ... Read the full article

Martin Kelsh joins HWI as board director

7th January 2020

Independent global insurance brokerage HW International has announced the appointment of Martin Kelsh as board director and head of the international non-marine team of the firm's London operation, H.W. Wood Limited. Kelsh will also lead HWI’s expansion and hiring in the insurance market and brings over 37 years of industry experience ... Read the full article

Mike Karmilowicz named President of Everest Insurance North America P&C

7th January 2020

The specialty insurance division of Bermudian reinsurer Everest Re Group, Ltd., Everest Insurance, has announced the appointment of Mike Karmilowicz as Executive Vice President (EVP) of Everest Insurance and President of Everest Insurance North America P&C. In his new role, Karmilowicz will take responsibility for all of the insurer's P&C underwriting ... Read the full article

Brit adds AIG’s Douglas Ruhlman as cyber AVP

6th January 2020

Global specialty re/insurer Brit has appointed Douglas Ruhlman to serve as assistant vice president of cyber for Brit Global Specialty USA (BGSU). Ruhlman will join BGSU’s cyber & technology team and reports to Jeff Norton, Senior Vice President, Cyber Liability. He will work closely with Norton to support the underwriting and growth ... Read the full article

Zurich’s Serena Thio appointed CEO of Munich Re Malaysia

6th January 2020

Global reinsurer Munich Re has announced the appointment of Serena Thio as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Munich Re Malaysia, effective January 6th, 2020. In her new role, Thio will report to Tobias Frenz, Munich Re's Managing Director of Life & Health for Southeast Asia, and will be tasked with leading ... Read the full article

Berkshire (BHSI) recruits Hilary Browne as Head of Casualty for UK & Europe

6th January 2020

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has announced the appointment of Hilary Browne to the dual role of Country Manager for Ireland and Head of Casualty for UK and Europe. Based in BHSI’s Dublin office, Browne joins the company from AIG, where she most recently served as Head of International Casualty. She has ... Read the full article

Capsicum Re establishes aviation reinsurance team

6th January 2020

Specialist reinsurance brokerage Capsicum Re has announced the launch of a new aviation reinsurance team led by David Bell, who will be based in London. Bell joins with 36 years of aviation industry experience and began his career at C.T.Bowring before joining Aon in 1999. In 2016 he joined AIG as Global ... Read the full article

James Millard appointed Hiscox CIO

6th January 2020

Specialist global insurer Hiscox has appointed James Millard as the group’s Chief Investment Officer. Millard most recently served at Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI), where he worked as co-head of Multi-Manager Strategies. Previously, he was Chief Investment Officer at Skandia Investment Group until its merger with Old Mutual Asset Managers, where he became ... Read the full article

Coverys launches European Holdings platform, names leadership

6th January 2020

Coverys, a provider of medical professional liability insurance, has announced the launch of Coverys European Holdings Limited (CEH), an Agency platform and network that will invest in and collaborate with managing general agencies in Continental Europe and the UK. The new business will target non-competing MGAs across Europe with complementary portfolios ... Read the full article

Aston Lark appoints new CEO & CFO in Ireland

6th January 2020

Insurance brokerage Aston Lark has announced the appointments of a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in Ireland following the acquisitions of Wright Insurance Brokers and Robertson Low. Specifically, Robert Kennedy joins as CEO Ireland and Mark Nolan as CFO Ireland, effective March 2020, subject to regulatory ... Read the full article

Jeff Saper promoted to CEO, Pacific at Guy Carpenter

6th January 2020

Reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter, part of Marsh & McLennan Companies, has named a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Pacific region, promoting Jeff Saper to the role. Saper is a long-time Guy Carpenter employee in the Australia and Pacific region, having joined the company in 1999 and working there for ... Read the full article

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