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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.

Peacock to succeed Parker as USAA President and CEO

18th December 2019

USAA has announced that its Board of Directors has elected Wayne Peacock to succeed Stuart Parker as the firm's next President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective February 1st, 2020. Parker is retiring after more than 21 years of service at the company, 15 of which he spent as USAA's CEO. ... Read the full article

Liberty Mutual announces Chief Sustainability Officer & global coal policy

17th December 2019

Liberty Mutual Insurance has announced the appointment of Francis Hyatt as its first Chief Sustainability Officer, and has also revealed a new global policy on coal underwriting and investing. The Boston, Massachusetts headquartered firm has appointed long-term company leader Hyatt in this role to further enhance its continued focus on environmental, ... Read the full article

HDI Global Specialty recruits Head of Fine Art from AXA

17th December 2019

HDI Global Specialty SE, a joint venture of reinsurance giant Hannover Re and HDI Global SE, has announced its move into the UK Fine Art market with the appointment of Nick Brett as Head of Fine Art. He arrives from AXA Art, where he has served as Chief Executive of the ... Read the full article

Thomas Miller Americas CEO to retire, Kirchner succeeds

17th December 2019

Global insurance provider Thomas Miller has appointed Leo Kirchner to succeed Mike Jarrett as President and Chief Executive Officer of Thomas Miller Americas. Kirchner has spent 25 years with the firm and most recently served as regional director for the Americas at transport and logistics industry insurer TT Club. Jarrett exits in ... Read the full article

Mark Simons joins Ed Bermuda to lead Business Development & Production

17th December 2019

Global reinsurance brokerage Ed has appointed Marsh Bermuda's Mark Simons as Head of Business Development and Production, Bermuda. Simons joins the firm next month and will have a focus on both developing and fostering client relationships. While at Marsh Bermuda, he served as Senior Vice President of FINPRO. During his career, Simons ... Read the full article

Peter Townsend appointed to develop Miller’s NA Marine business

17th December 2019

Insurance and reinsurance broker Miller has announced that Peter Townsend will be joining its Marine team in January 2020 to support new business development in North America. Townsend, who is the founder of Ensign Consultancy Ltd., brings extensive marine industry experience to the role, having served as Chairman of the London ... Read the full article

Marsh appoints Walsh head of corporate division office, Leeds

17th December 2019

Global re/insurance brokerage Marsh has appointed John Walsh as head of office, corporate division in Leeds. Walsh, who has been with Marsh for over six years, reports to Allan McPherson, regional managing director for North of England & Scotland, Corporate Division. In his new role as head of office in Leeds, Walsh ... Read the full article

Beazley adds senior specialty lines underwriter from Markel

16th December 2019

Specialist insurer Beazley has bolstered its underwriting capabilities for specialty lines in Spain with the appointment of Gabriel Rodríguez as a senior specialty lines underwriter. Rodríguez joins a team led by Francisco Antonio Alcaide and will support the rollout of Beazley's e-trading platform, myBeazley. He joins from Markel, having served as ... Read the full article

MS Amlin’s Vickie Fox joins IGI’s London Marine team

16th December 2019

Specialist commercial insurer and reinsurer, International General Insurance Holdings Limited (IGI), has named Vickie Fox as Underwriter, Ports and Terminals, within its London Marine team. Fox joins IGI from MS Amlin, where she helped establish and develop the firm's marine trade offering. Prior to MS Amlin, she worked as a broker ... Read the full article

Chaucer strengthens US & International Property divisions

16th December 2019

Specialty insurer and reinsurer Chaucer has announced a number of appointments within its U.S. and International property segments, including Chance Gilliland as Head of US Property Insurance. Alongside the hiring of Gilliland, Mel Smart has been appointed as Head of International Property Fac and Michael Johnston as Deputy Class Underwriter, International ... Read the full article

Kokkalas to succeed Kassow on ERGO Germany board

16th December 2019

Theodoros Kokkalas is set to succeed Dr. Achim Kassow as Chairman of the Board of Management of ERGO Germany on 1 May 2020. Kassow, who has been with the group for over three years’, was announced recently as the succsseeor to Hermann Pohlchristoph. Kokkalas has been Chief Executive Officer of ERGO ... Read the full article

Andrée Bourgon to lead Grant Thornton’s Insurance growth strategy

16th December 2019

Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of independent audit, tax and advisory firm Grant Thornton International Ltd, has named Andrée Bourgon as a Managing Director, overseeing the firm's Growth Strategy practice for the Insurance space. She brings more than two decades of experience to the role, and will be tasked ... Read the full article

Fred Willemze named Country Manager, Victor Nederland

16th December 2019

Victor Insurance Holdings, the world's largest managing general underwriter, has named Fred Willemze Country Manager, Victor Nederland, in addition to his role as Strategic Partnerships Director for Victor International. The appointment is effective immediately and Willemze will continue to report to Anthony Stevens, President of Victor International, and remains a member ... Read the full article

Marsh adds four to aerospace team in London

13th December 2019

Global re/insurance brokerage Marsh has added Oliver Boreham, Robin Milan, Victoria Mayes, and Kevin Eley to its aerospace team in London. Boreham and Milan, who both join as aerospace brokers from K.M. Dastur and Willis Towers Watson respectively, are expected to start in the first quarter of 2020 and will report ... Read the full article

Aon London’s Scott Taylor to lead Miller’s International FI & D&O unit

13th December 2019

Broker Miller has announced the appointment of Scott Taylor from Aon London to lead the firm's International Wholesale Financial Institutions and Directors & Officers' (FIDO) division. In his new role, Taylor will be responsible for managing and developing the broker's existing international FI and D&O offering and product. He has a ... Read the full article