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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.

AXA XL adds Zurich’s Arezes to Property Insurance team in Canada

13th August 2019

Global re/insurer AXA XL has announced the appointment of Jennifer Arezes to its Property Insurance team in Canada as the firm targets national growth of its P&C Large Property business. She will work alongside Ian Rutherford, Head of Property, Canada and Urs Uhlmann, Chief Executive Officer and Country Manager of AXA ... Read the full article

Lard Friese proposed as Wynaendts successor as Aegon CEO

12th August 2019

The Supervisory Board of Aegon has announced its intention to propose the appointment of Lard Friese as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Shareholders, succeeding Alex Wynaendts. Friese will rejoin the firm as CEO-designate effective March 1st, 2020 and will succeed Wynaendts at the AGM to ... Read the full article

Lockton adds Aon’s Barber to lead global healthcare practice

12th August 2019

Global re/insurance brokerage Lockton has appointed William Barber to lead an international healthcare practice focused on driving collaboration and integration across its London teams and international network. It’s hoped the practice, formed as part of the company’s professional and financial services offering, will enable Lockton to bring the best of the ... Read the full article

Standard Asia marks China expansion with HK office, CEO hire

12th August 2019

Standard Asia, the Singapore-based subsidiary of mutual insurance association The Standard Club, has established a Hong Kong branch and appointed Michael Turnbull to lead as Chief Executive Officer. The legally-qualified insurance industry veteran will help spearhead an expansion effort in the Greater China region. He reports to Managing Director of Standard ... Read the full article

TransRe announces regional leadership changes

12th August 2019

TransRe has announced numerous changes to its regional leadership teams, including the appointment of Louise Rose as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of TransRe London Limited (TransRe London). Her appointment is effective September 1st, 2019 and sees Rose take over from Geoff Peach, who is retiring after 27 years with TransRe. Rose's appointment, ... Read the full article

Alliant names Dan Madej as SVP, Public Entity

12th August 2019

Alliant Insurance Services has announced the hiring of Dan Madej as Senior Vice President (SVP), Public Entity, based in the firm's Chicago office. In his new role, Madej will serve as the Practice Leader for the Public Entity Analytics Practice, a subdivision of Alliant Public Entity. He will be tasked with providing ... Read the full article

Fairfax promotes Jennifer Allen to group CFO

9th August 2019

Re/insurance holding company Fairfax Financial Holdings has announced the appointment of Jennifer Allen as the group’s Chief Financial Officer. Allen succeeds John Varnell, who will cease serving as CFO in an interim capacity and continue on as Vice President, Corporate Development of Fairfax. She has been with Fairfax for over 13 years, ... Read the full article

Paretchan appointed VP, East Region Lead for Everest Insurance division

9th August 2019

Everest Insurance has announced the appointment of Vahan Paretchan as Vice President and East Region Leader for its risk management casualty division. The division is primarily concerned with providing primary casualty solutions to customers in the large account marketplace. Vahan will oversee a team of underwriters operating in various US offices across ... Read the full article

Beazley appoints Roscoe to lead smart tracker syndicate

9th August 2019

Specialist insurer Beazley has appointed Will Roscoe to lead the company’s ‘smart tracker’ special purpose syndicate 5623 at Lloyd’s. Having joined the company in 2011 as an underwriter within open market property team, Roscoe will now oversee syndicate 5623's growth strategy whilst taking responsibility for underwriting the portfolio and working to ... Read the full article

Kaufman Group adds WTW’s Paul Smith as VP, Carrier Relations

9th August 2019

H.W. Kaufman Group, the parent company of wholesale brokerage and managing general underwriter Burns & Wilcox, has added Paul G. Smith as Vice President, Carrier Relations. Based in the Greater New York City area, Smith will lead and manage strategic relationships with Kaufman insurance company partners. He will also work closely with ... Read the full article

Third Point Re names Malloy CEO, adds Sid Sankaran to Board

8th August 2019

The Board of Directors of Third Point Re has affirmed the appointment of Dan Malloy as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) following the resignation of Robert Bredahl earlier this year. Malloy was appointed interim CEO at the time of Bredahl's departure and after the Board's review, he has now been affirmed ... Read the full article

The Boeing Company’s Michael Tarling rejoins Marsh

7th August 2019

International re/insurance brokerage Marsh has appointed Michael Tarling as Senior Adviser within the Aviation Practice of Marsh JLT Specialty. Tarling previously worked for Marsh between 2005 and 2011, and rejoins the broker in what's a newly-created position that will see him deliver senior client engagement and risk advisory services to Marsh ... Read the full article

Risk Strategies appoints Giannone to lead Chicago office, oversee central U.S.

7th August 2019

U.S. domiciled insurance brokerage, Risk Strategies, has appointed Steve Giannone to run its Chicago office and oversee operations in its central U.S. region. Industry veteran Giannone joins Risk Strategies from USI Insurance Services’ Insurance Brokerage and Consulting practice in Chicago, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President (SVP) and ... Read the full article

Fidelis names Dublin CUO & CEO as Colm Lyons departs

7th August 2019

Fidelis Insurance Ireland DAC (FIID), Fidelis Insurance's Dublin hub, has appointed Robert Kelly as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Simon Crone as Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO), positions previously held by the departing Colm Lyons. Kelly joined the firm in 2018 from PartnerRe as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of FIID, and ... Read the full article

Cobbs Allen expands insurance brokerage team with David Payne hire

7th August 2019

David Payne has joined Cobbs Allen from JLT US as the firm continues to expand its insurance brokerage team. He is set to join the company's leadership team that is building a national specialty platform dedicated to providing complex risk solutions for corporate and private equity clients. Most recently, Payne served as ... Read the full article