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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.

RSA appoints Charlotte Jones to CFO role

27th February 2019

Multinational insurance group RSA has announced the appointment of Charlotte Jones as Chief Financial Officer, a position vacated by the current UK & International Chief Executive Officer Scott Egan earlier this month. Jones, who currently serves as a non-Executive Director of RSA and is a member of the Group audit and ... Read the full article

Industry veteran Lizabeth Zlatkus joins AXIS Board of Directors

26th February 2019

Bermuda-based insurance and reinsurance firm, AXIS Capital Holdings Limited has added insurance industry veteran Lizabeth Zlatkus to its Board of Directors, effective March 15th 2019. In her new role, Zlatkus will serve as a member of AXIS' Audit and Finance Committees. The addition of Zlatkus takes the total number of AXIS ... Read the full article

Former XL exec Susan Cross to serve as a Director of Unum Group

26th February 2019

Former XL Group executive, Susan Cross, has been elected to serve as a Director of Unum Group, a provider of financial protection benefits in the U.S. and the UK. Cross served as Executive Vice President (EVP) and Global Chief Actuary at insurer and reinsurer XL Group from August 2008 until September ... Read the full article

Hiscox’s Jonathan Fletcher named CFC’s new Chief Technology Officer

26th February 2019

Specialist insurer CFC Underwriting has announced the appointment of Jonathan Fletcher from Hiscox as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In his new role, Fletcher will take oversight of the insurer's technology and infrastructure strategy, while leading the firm's expanding development and support teams. David Walsh, CFC's Chief Executive Officer (CEO), commented: ... Read the full article

MGAA adds Markerstudy co-founder Humphreys to board

26th February 2019

The Managing General Agents’ Association (MGAA) has announced the addition of Gary Humphreys as a Board Director. Humphreys is currently Group Underwriting Director at Markerstudy Group, a UK MGA he co-founded in 2001. The Group, a member of the MGAA, includes Zenith Insurance and Markerstudy Insurance Services, and recently acquired the Co-op’s ... Read the full article

Aon expands restructuring plan, estimates additional job losses

25th February 2019

Insurance and reinsurance broker Aon's global Restructuring Plan, initiated in 2017, is now expected to result in estimated job losses of between 4,800 to 5,400, which is up 12% from the 4,200 to 4,800 expected job eliminations announced in early 2018. The updated range was announced in the global broker's most ... Read the full article

Pacific Life Re appoints Andrew Gill as MD of Australia, Asia units

25th February 2019

Pacific Life Re has announced the appointment of Andrew Gill as Managing Director of the its Australia and Asia business units. Currently serving as Managing Director of Pacific Life Re Australia (as well as a member of the company’s global executive team) Gill has so far lead the Australian team to ... Read the full article

WTW adds Chubb’s Ben Dunston as Head of Broking in Asia

22nd February 2019

Global re/insurance brokerage Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has announced the appointment of Ben Dunston as Head of Broking in Asia, effective March. Dunston was previously the Head of Marine at Chubb Insurance Company, Singapore. Prior to that he held key leadership positions, including at Chubb Syndicate London and Pembroke Managing Agency London. “With ... Read the full article

THB bolsters board with four senior appointments

22nd February 2019

Specialist insurance and reinsurance broker THB Group has made four senior board appointments including Kay Smith, who joins as Group Chief Financial Officer. Smith takes over from Rob Wilkinson, who transitions to commercial director. Smith has held a number of senior financial positions in the insurance broking sector, most recently at Arthur ... Read the full article

Argo adds two independent directors to board

22nd February 2019

Bermudian specialty insurer and reinsurer, Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. has added Samuel Liss and Tony Latham to its Board, as Independent Directors. Liss is currently managing principal of advisory firm Whitegate Partners LLC, and is also a board member of Verisk Analytics and J.S. Held. He previously served as an executive ... Read the full article

Brokerslink adds regional manager for Europe

22nd February 2019

Global broking network Brokerslink has announced the appointment of Christos Gavriel as regional manager for Europe. Gavriel currently serves as Managing Broker for Renaissance Insurance Brokers, a leading independent corporate insurance brokerage in Cyprus he established in 2008. Previously, he worked as Regional Property Underwriting Manager Middle East, Mediterranean, South Asia at ... Read the full article

Jeff Burt named President of Hannover Re US

21st February 2019

Hannover Life Reassurance Company of America (Hannover Re US), a division of German-based reinsurance giant Hannover Re, has promoted Jeff Burt to President. The appointment sees Burt take responsibility for the reinsurer's life and health reinsurance operations in the U.S. He first joined Hannover Re US roughly 16 years ago as Vice ... Read the full article

Swiss Re names Anette Bronder as Chief Operating Officer

21st February 2019

Swiss Re has announced the appointment of Anette Bronder as Group Chief Operating Officer (COO) and member of the Group Executive Committee, effective 1 July 2019. She will succeed outgoing COO Thomas Wellauer, who is retiring at the end of June. Bronder joins Swiss Re from T-Systems International, where she was a ... Read the full article

Orchid Insurance appoints MD for Corporate Development & Strategy

21st February 2019

Orchid Underwriters Agency, LLC (Orchid Insurance), a specialty underwriter of catastrophe exposed property insurance, has appointed Joe Zuk as Managing Director (MD) of Corporate Development & Strategy. In this newly created role, he will be responsible for Orchid’s corporate development and strategic initiatives across the enterprise, reporting to Brad Emmons, President ... Read the full article

PartnerRe adds Chubb’s Jacques Bonneau to Board of Directors

20th February 2019

Bermuda-based reinsurer PartnerRe has announced the addition of Jacques Bonneau to its Board of Directors, effective February 20. Bonneau joins from Chubb where he served as Group Chief Underwriting Officer between 2014 and 2017. Previously, he served a the Chief Executive Officer of Chubb Tempest Re Group from 2005 for nine years. Prior ... Read the full article

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