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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.

Ensurance adds Brad Green & Courtney Varney to underwriting team

5th November 2019

Ensurance, the construction and engineering MGA and Lloyd’s Coverholder, has expanded its underwriting team with the addition of Brad Green as Senior Underwriter and Courtney Varney as Underwriting Assistant. Green joins Ensurance from Aiva, where he most recently served as Engineering and Renewable Energy Senior Underwriter. He has over 20 years’ experience ... Read the full article

DA Strategy adds James Littley from The Channel Syndicate

5th November 2019

Delegated authority specialist DA Strategy has strengthened its operations with the addition of James Littley as Associate. Littley joins DA Strategy from The Channel Syndicate, where he most recently served as Head of Delegated Underwriting. He has more than 16 years’ experience in delegated authority, and previously worked as Delegated Underwriting Manager ... Read the full article

Chedid Re appoints Lazhar Charfeddine to general manager role

4th November 2019

Facultative reinsurer Chedid Re has announced the appointment of Lazhar Charfeddine to oversee the firm’s portfolio in North and West Africa as general manager. Charfeddine brings over 30 years’ experience and joins from Abu Dhabi National Insurance Company, where he served as executive vice president of claims, reinsurance and engineering services. Prior ... Read the full article

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty recruits Head of Claims in Spain

4th November 2019

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI), the insurance arm of Warren Buffett’s global insurance and reinsurance company, has recruited Javier Villalba as Head of Claims in Spain. Villalba joins BHSI from Zurich, where he most recently served as Director for Expert Claims (Spain) and Claims Customer Relationship Manager. He has nearly 20 years ... Read the full article

Swiss Re promotes Stephan to Head Solutions Western & Southern Europe

4th November 2019

Swiss Re has announced the appointment of Annkathrin Stephan to the newly created role of Head Solutions Western & Southern Europe. The reinsurer formed this role in response to a growing demand for Solutions in the region, a Swiss Re spokesperson told Reinsurance News. In her newly promoted capacity, Stephan will be ... Read the full article

Jeff Irvan joins BMS as Chief Property Officer, US Reinsurance

4th November 2019

BMS Group (“BMS”), the independent specialist re/insurance broker, has announced the appointment of Jeff Irvan as Chief Property Officer, US Reinsurance. He joins BMS from Wills Re, where he most recently led the brokerage’s office in Atlanta, Georgia. Irvan has more than 20 years’ experience in property reinsurance broking, having first started ... Read the full article

Beazley adds Kirsten Shastri to international healthcare team

4th November 2019

Specialist insurer Beazley has added Kirsten Shastri to its international healthcare team in London. Shastri, who joins from CNA Hardy with eight years of London market experience, will be focusing on UK & International life sciences business. She will also underwrite Beazley’s recently launched UK Virtual Care policy, which offers protection against ... Read the full article

David Capdevila named CEO of Atradius, as Unda departs

1st November 2019

Trade credit insurer Atradius N.V. has announced that David Capdevila has been appointed as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective from January 1, 2020. He will succeed Isidoro Unda, who is set to depart the company after 12 years as Atradius CEO. The appointment was approved yesterday at a meeting of ... Read the full article

Argo announces new US reporting structure

1st November 2019

Specialty re/insurer Argo has announced a new reporting structure for the Americas aimed at maintaining operational excellence and providing additional senior leadership to the region. The new structure will be led by three newly appointed executive vice presidents, all of whom will report to Kevin Rehnberg, president, group Chief Administrative Officer ... Read the full article

Ironshore appoints Leahy president of IronPro

1st November 2019

Bermuda-domiciled holding company Ironshore has announced the appointment of Thomas F. Leahy, Jr as president of IronPro, its professional and management liability division. Effective November 1, Leahy will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of marketing, underwriting and distribution of IronPro professional and management liability lines to retail and wholesale markets. He ... Read the full article

Brown & Brown recruits Arrowhead exec from Zurich

1st November 2019

Insurance brokerage Brown & Brown has announced the appointment of David Putz as Executive Vice President of Arrowhead General Insurance Agency. Putz will also take up a leadership position within Brown & Brown’s National Programs Division. He joins the company from Zurich Insurance North America, where he most recently served as head ... Read the full article

Suncorp chief Dransfield appointed ICA president

31st October 2019

Gary Dransfield, the Chief Executive Officer of primary insurer Suncorp, has been appointed president of the Insurance Council of Australia and chairman of the board. The decision to appoint Dransfield to the role was made during a board meeting held in Sydney. He succeeds Richard Enthoven in the position. ICA CEO Rob ... Read the full article

Leanne O’Loughlin appointed Thomas Miller Americas regional director

31st October 2019

Thomas Miller, Manager of the UK P&I Club, has announced the appointment of Leanne O’Loughlin as regional director of Thomas Miller Americas. Based in the New Jersey office, O’Loughlin will work closely with current Chief Executive Officer of Thomas Miller Americas, Mike Jarrett, before his retirement at the end of February ... Read the full article

Resolution Life adds Morris, Lomax as Non-Exec Directors

31st October 2019

Resolution Life Group, a long-term manager of legacy life insurance portfolios, has announced the appointment of Maria Morris and Rachel Lomax to its board as Non-Executive Directors. Morris most recently served as Executive Vice President of MetLife Inc., where she worked for 33 years. She also has strong Board experience, sitting as ... Read the full article

IAT Insurance Group hires Programs CUO from Munich Re

31st October 2019

Specialty property and casualty (P&C) insurer IAT Insurance Group has announced the appointment of Steve Assennata as Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) of its Programs unit. He joins IAT from Munich Re, where he most recently served as Head of Insurance Programs. Prior to this Assennata worked as CUO for Casualty Reinsurance Programs ... Read the full article