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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.

Martin Blackwell to join JLT Re as a Partner, Capital Solutions

10th September 2018

JLT Re, the reinsurance arm of global broker JLT Group, has named Martin Blackwell as a Partner, Capital Solutions, effective October, 2018. He brings more than 40 years of market experience to the role, and was Head of Client Management at Capita, having most recently served as a senior consultant at ... Read the full article

Craig Douglas named EVP of RFIB Americas

10th September 2018

Global Lloyd's insurance and reinsurance broker, RFIB Group Limited, has announced the appointment of Craig Douglas as an Executive Vice President of RFIB Americas, effective immediately.  Douglas joins from JLT Specialty Bermuda, and will be based in RFIB's Bermuda office, ... Read the full article

JLT Re appoints Henry Sanderson to London Global Markets division

9th September 2018

JLT Re, the reinsurance broking arm of global brokerage JLT Group, has announced that Henry Sanderson is to join the London Global Markets division this week. He will be focusing on Digital Risks & Innovation - Cyber and related products. “With our recent hiring of Erica Davis in New York and ... Read the full article

John Neal to succeed Inga Beale as CEO of Lloyd’s

9th September 2018

John Neal has been appointed to succeed Inga Beale as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the specialist Lloyd’s of London insurance and reinsurance marketplace, beginning on 15 October 2018. The search for a new head has been underway since June, when it was revealed that Beale, who has led Lloyd’s ... Read the full article

Locke Lord appoints Keith Andruschak to New York office as Partner

7th September 2018

Global law firm, Locke Lord, has announced that Keith Andruschak is to join its New York office as a Partner in the Firm’s Regulatory and Transactional Insurance Practice Group. The company says his experience advising clients on complex transactions involving the insurance industry, including mergers, acquisitions and dispositions of insurers and ... Read the full article

JLT Re hires Michel Fontaine from Guy Carpenter

7th September 2018

JLT Re, the reinsurance broking arm of global brokerage JLT Group, has hired Michel Fontaine, former Senior Reinsurance Broker at Guy Carpenter, as a Partner in its Paris Office. Fontaine has nearly 20 years of re/insurance market experience, having also previously held a number of senior positions Swiss Re, and started ... Read the full article

R&Q announces corporate restructure, establishes newly named unit, Accredited

7th September 2018

R&Q Investment Holdings Ltd. has announced a corporate restructuring to establish a newly named unit, Accredited, which comprises its U.S. and European program management business. At the same time, this restructuring is a renaming of R&Q’s Malta-based insurance platform, R&Q Insurance (Malta) Limited, to Accredited Insurance (Europe) Limited, effective immediately. Todd Campbell will jointly ... Read the full article

Aon’s reinsurance business announces new hire & series of UK leadership changes

7th September 2018

Global re/insurance broker Aon has announced a series of role changes within its London-based UK leadership team as well as the hiring of Peter Stubbings as a replacement for outgoing Chief Executive Officer of Global ReSpecialty, Bob Bisset. Bisset will become UK Growth Leader, overseeing Aon’s nine UK business divisions. He ... Read the full article

Gallagher promotes Steve Kluting within Food & Agribusiness Practice Group

7th September 2018

Gallagher has announced that it has promoted Steve Kluting to national director of product recall, within its Food & Agribusiness Practice Group. Kluting joined Gallagher in 2014, and has 18 years of experience as a "food lawyer", says Gallagher. He helps the firm's food, beverage and restaurant clients prepare for food ... Read the full article

Occam adds Alan Punter to Board as Non-Exec Director

7th September 2018

Specialty Lloyd’s of London managing general agent (MGA), Occam Underwriting, has added Dr Alan Punter to its Board as a Non-Executive Director. Punter worked for 25 years in global insurance broking groups Sedgwick, Alexander & Alexander and then Aon, where he was Managing Director in the Chairman's Office, and Chief Executive ... Read the full article

IDF appoints Ekhosuehi Iyahen as its first Secretary General

6th September 2018

The Insurance Development Forum (IDF), a partnership of the World Bank Group, the United Nations Development Programme, and global insurers, has appointed Ekhosuehi Iyahen as its first Secretary General, effective 1 October 2018. The organisation says Iyahen will be a visible and central point of contact for the IDF, establishing and ... Read the full article

Liberty Specialty appoints General Manager of Insurance for Germany

6th September 2018

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), the London-headquartered unit of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has announced the appointment of Ronan Gerety as General Manager of Insurance, Germany. Gerety brings over 30 years’ experience to the Cologne-based role and joins from from Ironshore International, where he was Head of Continental European distribution since 2016. “Our ... Read the full article

St. Maarten joins Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility

6th September 2018

St. Maarten has become the 20th country to join the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) SPC, purchasing coverage for tropical cyclones, earthquakes and excess rainfall. The island nation joined the Facility on September 1 as a late entrant this policy year, which began on June 1, following the British Virgin ... Read the full article

JLT Re hires Aon’s Vijay Mavani as Partner for Capital Solutions

6th September 2018

Reinsurance broker JLT Re has announced that Aon Benfield’s Vijay Mavani will be joining the firm as a Partner for its European and Global Capital Solutions business, starting in early 2019. Mavani has spent the previous 17 years at Aon Benfield, where he most recently served as Corporate Solutions Director. He ... Read the full article

GCube launches cyber risk cover for renewables

6th September 2018

Specialist renewable energy insurer GCube has a launched cyber risk policy aimed at protecting renewable energy sources from attacks. The policy follows a rise in cyber hostility towards global power generation and transmission infrastructure. “In the renewables market, the benefits of ‘big data’ and interconnectivity in driving operational efficiency are well-established ... Read the full article

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