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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.

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

Assurant appoints Paul Cosgrove as President for Canada

3rd January 2020

US specialty insurance group Assurant has announced the appointment of Paul Cosgrove as President of its Canadian operations, effective immediately. Cosgrove, who formerly served as Vice President, Business Development and Client Management, will succeed Robert Zanussi, who is retiring from the role after 16 years with Assurant. Zanussi is set to continue ... Read the full article

Watford Re hires Deloitte’s Cunningham as new Chief Risk Officer

3rd January 2020

Bermuda domiciled reinsurance company Watford Re Ltd., part of re/insurance holding group Watford Holdings Ltd., has hired Liz Cunningham, formerly a Partner at Deloitte, as its new Chief Risk Officer. Watford Re operates as an investment oriented, or total-return style, reinsurance company and is backed by Arch Capital and investment manager ... Read the full article

The Hanover appoints duo to commercial leadership roles

3rd January 2020

Massachusetts-based property and casualty insurer The Hanover Insurance Group has announced the appointments of Matthew Mitchell and Scott Grieco to leadership positions within its commercial lines business. Effective January 1, Mitchell will become President of The Hanover’s middle market business, reporting to Michael R. Keane, President of Commercial Lines. Mitchell previously served ... Read the full article

Argo capitulates to Voce board nominations

2nd January 2020

Specialty reinsurer Argo Group International Holdings has announced a new cooperation agreement with its shareholder, Voce Capital Management, that will see several changes made to the composition of Argo’s Board of Directors. The agreement marks the culmination of an ongoing dispute that began back in February 2019 when Voce accused ... Read the full article

Tokio Marine Kiln CEO Franks transitions to Adviser role

27th December 2019

Tokio Marine Kiln (TMK), part of global insurance group Tokio Marine, has confirmed that its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Charles Franks, is scheduled to assume the post of Adviser from January 1, 2020. The company announced back in September that Franks would step down by the end of the year, with ... Read the full article

Alliant recruits energy & marine advisor from Marsh

27th December 2019

US specialty insurance broker Alliant Insurance Services has announced the appointment of Karey Vaught as Executive Vice President, Managing Director. Joining the company from Marsh, Vaught will provide insurance and risk advisory services to energy and marine clients across the US. “Karey brings with him an impressive track record and strong leadership ... Read the full article

Patrick Schepens to take over as CEO of the Benelux region, Guy Carpenter

24th December 2019

Global reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter has announced the appointment of Patrick Schepens as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Benelux region, effective April 2020. In his new role, Schepens will be based in Brussels and will take responsibility for all of the company's activities in the Benelux region. At the same ... Read the full article

President, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway’s GEICO to retire

24th December 2019

GEICO, the auto insurance arm of reinsurance and investments giant Berkshire Hathaway, has announced that its president and Chief Executive Officer, Bill Roberts, will retire in December 2020. Roberts began his career with GEICO in 1984 as an officer in the Marketing department. He will become vice chairman of GEICO effective ... Read the full article

Sirius adds underwriting team amid Asia expansion

24th December 2019

Global multi-line re/insurer Sirius Group is set to onboard a team of key underwriters as it looks to expand its facultative product offerings in Asia. The new appointments will include Jess Au and Steve Ng who will head the property and engineering divisions respectively. Au brings 22 years of underwriting experience in ... Read the full article

GCube strengthens US wind & solar book with senior hire from AXIS

24th December 2019

Specialist renewable energy insurer GCube Insurance Services Inc. has bolstered its US operations with the appointment of Brian Tyluki as Senior Vice President, Senior Underwriter. Based in the firm’s New York office, he will help GCube to re-sign a number of strategic clients for new and operational projects. Tyluki arrives from AXIS ... Read the full article

Insurtech Neptune Flood adds Jean-Luc Eckstein as Executive Director

24th December 2019

Neptune Flood Incorporated, an insurtech firm focused on the flood market, has announced the appointment of Jean-Luc Eckstein as Executive Director. He joins Neptune Flood from CDW, a Fortune 500 technology solutions provider, where he served as International Client Strategy Manager, overseeing a team responsible for cross border technology sales. In his ... Read the full article