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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.

Crawford & Company details CEO, President transition plan

28th April 2020

Crawford & Company, an independent provider of claims management and outsourcing solutions to carriers, brokers and corporates, has announced a Chief Executive Officer and President transition plan. After serving as Crawford & Company’s CEO & President for the last five years, Harsha V. Agadi, will be returning back to the board ... Read the full article

Arch promotes Croome and Biggas at Syndicate 12

28th April 2020

Arch Insurance International, a division of Arch Capital Group Ltd., has announced the promotion of both James Croome and Marie Biggas at Arch Syndicate 2012. Croome has been promoted to Active Underwriter and Biggas to Deputy Active Underwriter and, both new roles are in addition to their existing underwriting management roles ... Read the full article

Ascot names Everest’s Jonathan Zaffino as Group President

28th April 2020

Ascot Group, a global provider of specialty insurance and reinsurance solutions, has announced the appointment of Everest Insurance's Jonathan Zaffino as Group President. Zaffino will be based in the company's New York office and joins the firm after completing his contractual obligations with Everest Re. It was announced yesterday that Zaffino, ... Read the full article

Berkshire (BHSI) expands Global Property Underwriting Officer team

27th April 2020

The insurance arm of Warren Buffett's global insurance and reinsurance company, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company (BHSI), has expanded its Global Property Underwriting Officer team with the addition of Alessandro Cerase. Cerase will focus on General Property, Energy and Construction within the team. At the same time, he will also retain his ... Read the full article

Everest Insurance President & CEO Zaffino resigns

27th April 2020

Everest Re Group has announced the resignation of Jonathan Zaffino, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Everest Insurance Division. Zaffino departs to pursue another opportunity and will remain on garden leave until mid-June “Since joining Everest just over five years ago, Jon and the Insurance leadership team have built Everest Insurance® into ... Read the full article

Brit adds Tracy Wade as VP of BGSU unit

27th April 2020

Specialty re/insurer Brit has announced the appointment of Tracy Wade as Vice President, Programs, for Brit Global Specialty USA (BGSU). Wade will be based in Georgia and report to Tim Chesson, Senior Vice President, Programs. She will be responsible for developing BGSU’s Specialty Program offering and identifying future opportunities for growth, working ... Read the full article

Ian Carson re-appointed Chair of Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation

27th April 2020

The Morrison Government has announced the re-appointment of Ian Carson as Chair of the Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation (ARPC) for a further three-year period, commencing July 1, 2020. Carson has served as Chair of the ARPC since July 2017 and has extensive board membership experience. He previously served on the boards of ... Read the full article

Pacific Life Re bolsters leadership team in Korea

24th April 2020

Life reinsurer Pacific Life Re has announced several new appointments to its operation in Korea. Phil Hay has joined Pacific Life Re as the new Head of Korea in Seoul reporting to Andrew Gill, the Managing Director, Asia and Australia. Hay, who has over 25 years’ experience in the life insurance industry, ... Read the full article

Everest Insurance makes changes to Commercial Casualty leadership team

24th April 2020

Everest Insurance, a division of Everest Re Group, Ltd., has announced a number of promotions within its Commercial Casualty leadership team, with four U.S. domiciled underwriters becoming regional leaders. Frank Engle, who joined Everest Insurance in 2018 in the Atlanta office, has been appointed Vice President & Regional Leader for the ... Read the full article

Chubb appoints Markwick-Day to CUO role within overseas general energy division

24th April 2020

Global re/insurer Chubb has announced the appointment of Melanie Markwick-Day as upstream energy senior underwriting officer for its overseas general energy division. Markwick-Day previously worked for Lloyd’s syndicates Ascot and Neon as upstream energy class underwriter. She is based in London and reports to Andrew Brown, Chief Underwriting Officer, global energy. Her remit ... Read the full article

AXIS Insurance adds Head of Strategy and Innovation role for Cyber & Tech

24th April 2020

AXIS Insurance, a division of Bermuda-based AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, has hired former Lockton Senior Vice President (SVP), Max Perkins, as Head of Strategy and Innovation for the firm's Global Cyber and Technology unit, effective immediately. In this newly created role, Perkins will be based in the U.S. and reports to ... Read the full article

TransRe hires Stephanie Russell to lead Canadian branch

23rd April 2020

Transatlantic Reinsurance Company (TransRe), the wholly owned reinsurance subsidiary of Alleghany Corporation, has announced that Stephanie Russell has been appointed Chief Agent for its Canadian operations, effective April 13, 2020. Russell joined TransRe Toronto from Aviva Canada in 2015 to lead the local actuarial department, and was promoted to Appointed Actuary ... Read the full article

WTW announces leadership changes in Singapore & South Asia

23rd April 2020

Global re/insurance brokerage Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has appointed Leng Leng Ng as Country Leader for Singapore as Vivek Nath transitions to lead the company's Corporate Risk and Broking (CRB) operation in South and Southeast Asia. Ng takes on the responsibilities in addition to her role as Head of CRB in ... Read the full article

Liberty Mutual names Pete D’Orsi Chief Data & Analytics Officer, GRS

23rd April 2020

The commercial and specialty insurance and reinsurance division of Liberty Mutual Insurance, Global Risk Solutions (GRS), has appointed Pete D'Orsi to the newly created position of Chief Data and Analytics Officer. In his new role, D'Orsi will report to GRS Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO), James Slaughter. He will partner with primary, ... Read the full article

Willis Towers Watson names Cyrille de Montgolfier as Head of France

23rd April 2020

Re/insurance broker Willis Towers Watson has announced the appointment of Cyrille de Montgolfier as the new leader of its French business, Gras Savoye Willis Towers Watson. De Montgolfier takes up the position of Head of France on 27 April and will be based in Paris. He has over three decades of insurance ... Read the full article