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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.

Willis Re International names Shea Head of Strategic & Financial Analysis

24th January 2019

Willis Re, the reinsurance arm of international broker Willis Towers Watson, has announced the appointment of Brian Shea as Managing Director and Head of Strategic and Financial Analysis for Willis Re International. Shea was previously Head of Willis Towers Watson Securities Europe, having joined the company in 2015. He has 26 years’ ... Read the full article

Miller expands entertainment offering with new music team

24th January 2019

Miller Insurance Services, a London wholesale and specialist re/insurance broker, has expanded its entertainment offering with the addition of four new specialists in music insurance. The music team is led by Martin Goebbels and consists of Holly Leary, Pamela Choat, and Rose Burgess. The group have worked together for many years and ... Read the full article

RSA names Karen Caddick as Group & UK HR Director

23rd January 2019

RSA Group, one of the largest UK commercial insurers, has announced the appointment of Karen Caddick as Group & UK HR Director. She replaces Cathy Lewis, who has served in the role since 2016 and is due to retire from executive work this year. “With a strong track record inside and outside of ... Read the full article

W. R. Berkley names Gary Gudex President of North Pacific subsidiary

23rd January 2019

Re/insurance holding company W. R. Berkley Corporation has appointed Gary Gudex as President of its subsidiary Berkley North Pacific, effective immediately. Gudex joins the regional commercial property and casualty insurer with over 30 years’ experience in the industry. He has served as Director of Underwriting at the corporation's subsidiary Berkley Net since ... Read the full article

Newline adds Markus Schäfer to Cologne team

23rd January 2019

Speciality insurance group Newline has appointed Markus Schäfer as Senior Underwriter, General Liability at Newline Insurance Company Limited in Cologne. Newline set up offices in Cologne last year after announcing in May that it had selected the city as the location for the European Union (EU) insurance hub of Newline ... Read the full article

Gjensidige hires Hope as Director, Reinsurance

23rd January 2019

Leading Nordic insurance group Gjensidige has hired Aleksander Hope as a new Director in its Reinsurance division based in Oslo, Norway. Hope had previously worked at a reinsurance company and an insurance-linked securities (ILS) specialist, giving him broad experience across the various types of reinsurance capital and structures that can be ... Read the full article

Jerry Ridge to be Head of Reinsurance at Lockton Re

23rd January 2019

Reinsurance broker Lockton Re has announced that Jerry Ridge is to lead the firm as Head of Reinsurance, following the retirement of George Carrington this Spring. As Head of Reinsurance at Lockton Re, Ridge will lead the firm's 60 dedicated reinsurance professionals across the UK and the U.S., as the company ... Read the full article

Emma Woolley named Cathedral Underwriting CEO

23rd January 2019

Specialty re/insurance group Lancashire Holdings has appointed Emma Woolley as Chief Executive Officer of its subsidiary Cathedral Underwriting Limited (CUL). She replaces Andrew Mckee, who has served in the role since June 2017 and is due to depart at the end of the month. Woolley brings over two decades of experience in ... Read the full article

FANDO appoints heads of Global Markets & Broking

22nd January 2019

FANDO Group, an independent wholesale, MGA and reinsurance broker based in Sydney, Australia, has appointed Julian Sparkes as Head of Global Markets and David Boreham as Head of Broking. Sparkes, who joins FANDO with effect from 1 January 2019, is the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Founder of Savannah Group, ... Read the full article

Shali Vasudeva to leave Hiscox for AXA UK COO role

22nd January 2019

Shali Vasudeva is set to join AXA UK and Ireland from insurer Hiscox as Chief Operating Officer (COO), a newly created position, effective March 1st, 2019. The appointment remains subject to regulatory approval, and will see Vasudeva deliver more robust operational stability across the firm, as well as lead a Transformation ... Read the full article

Incoming Tokio Marine CEO eyes increased overseas M&A activity

22nd January 2019

The newly promoted, incoming Chief Executive Officer of Tokio Marine Holdings has indicated that he intends to further diversify the company’s geographic footprint via oversees mergers and acquisitions (M&A), according to reports by Reuters. Japanese re/insurers, of which Tokio Marine is one of the most acquisitive, have become increasingly reliant on ... Read the full article

Chubb’s ABR Reinsurance hires Ramlal as Underwriting Director

21st January 2019

ABR Reinsurance Capital Holdings, the self-reinsurance vehicle jointly operated by Chubb and investment management firm Blackrock, has appointed Sean Ramlal as an Underwriting Director. Ramlal joined ABR Re in November 2018 from QBE Reinsurance, where he served for the previous four years as Vice President, Treaty Underwriter. At QBE Re, he was responsible ... Read the full article

Markel CATCo heads dropped after review, new execs take over

21st January 2019

Markel Corporation has announced that reinsurance executives Jed Rhoads and Andrew Barnard are to take over management of Markel CATCo following an internal review that resulted in the departure of the unit’s former heads, Anthony Belisle and Alissa Fredricks. Belisle, who was CATCo’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and Fredricks, who was ... Read the full article

Allianz announces three senior promotions

18th January 2019

Insurance giant Allianz has revealed the promotions of three senior executives, starting with Birgit König, current Chief Executive Officer of Allianz Deutschland’s private health insurer Allianz Private Krankenversicherung (APKV), who will now head the international unit Allianz Digital Health (ADH). König has been CEO of Allianz Private Krankenversicherung since 2012 and ... Read the full article

Swiss Re appoints non-exec Chairman of ReAssure, still targets IPO

18th January 2019

Global reinsurance giant Swiss Re has announced the appointment of Archie Kane as the new non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of ReAssure, its UK closed book business. The appointment is effective immediately, and sees Kane provide leadership to the firm's Board of Directors, as well as advise management on ... Read the full article

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