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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.

Pool Re Solutions appoints Head of Risk Management

20th January 2020

UK government-backed terrorism reinsurer, Pool Re, has announced the appointment of Chris Medhurst-Cocksworth as Head of Risk Management within Pool Re Solutions. In his new role, Medhurst-Cocksworth will be tasked with leading the risk management services offered by Pool Re Solutions, a recently established specialist unit designed to help UK insurers ... Read the full article

AmTrust Title Insurance appoints Michael Bebon to EVP role

20th January 2020

AmTrust Title Insurance Company, the title insurance subsidiary of P&C re/insurer AmTrust Financial Services, has appointed Michael Bebon as Senior Executive Vice President of Direct Operations. He joins the company after 32 years as a sales executive with Lawyers Title / Commonwealth Land Title. During this career, Bebon has insured over $600 ... Read the full article

Zurich boosts underwriting & claims capability in Australia & New Zealand

20th January 2020

Global insurer Zurich has announced three new leadership appointments within its General Insurance operation in Australia and New Zealand, as it looks to strengthen its underwriting and claims capability. In underwriting, Zurich has named Alex Morgan, currently the Head of Specialty for Commercial Insurance for Zurich's Asia Pacific region, as Head ... Read the full article

FM Global appoints Alonso as SVP, division manager of AFM

20th January 2020

Commercial property insurer FM Global has appointed Gerry L. Alonso as senior vice president, division manager of AFM. AFM specialises in insuring middle market clients and recently announced the appointment of James Galloway as an Executive Vice President tasked with overseeing the firm’s international operations. Alonso currently serves as FM Global’s ... Read the full article

Chris Castaldo appointed QBE North America CFO

17th January 2020

The North American division of global insurer QBE has appointed Chris Castaldo to the role of Chief Financial Officer, effective March 2020. Based in New York, he will also serve as a member of the QBE North America executive committee and report to Todd Jones, Chief Executive Officer, QBE North America. Castaldo ... Read the full article

Marsh adds Aon’s Quintal as managing director in FI practice

17th January 2020

Global re/insurance brokerage Marsh has appointed Jacqueline Quintal as a managing director in its US financial institutions practice. Quintal brings 15 years’ insurance experience to Marsh and joins from Aon, having most recently served as financial institutions industry leader. Based in New York, she will deliver industry-leading transactional and risk advisory solutions ... Read the full article

AXA-backed insurtech Sayata Labs adds King Flynn from Beazley

17th January 2020

Sayata Labs, an insurtech start-up focused on cyber risk assessment for insurers and SMBs, has appointed King Flynn as head of insurance. Flynn joins the Sayata executive team and will report to Chief Executive Officer, Asaf Lifshitz. As head of insurance, he will lead the company's growth and distribution strategy to deliver ... Read the full article

Argenta adds Vibe underwriter team to Syndicate 2121

17th January 2020

Argenta Lloyd’s Syndicate 2121 has appointed a team of underwriters to help develop a book of casualty business. Argenta Holdings Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hannover Re, is an underwriting and insurance services group operating in the Lloyd’s Market. Bradley Knight will lead the 15-member team and is supported by class ... Read the full article

NCCI recruits Chief Actuary from Liberty Mutual

17th January 2020

The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) has announced the appointment of Donna Glenn as its new Chief Actuary, effective February 3, 2020. Glenn joins NCCI from Liberty Mutual Insurance in Boston, where she led casualty product and underwriting for Liberty’s national insurance business segment. In this role, she was also responsible ... Read the full article

Galloway takes oversight of FM Global’s international operations & AFM

17th January 2020

Large commercial property insurer, FM Global, has announced the hiring of James Galloway as an Executive Vice President (EVP), tasked with overseeing the firm's international operations and AFM, a unit which provides commercial property cover for the middle market. Galloway succeeds Chris Johnson, who is set to leave the company after ... Read the full article

Selective overhauls leadership team

17th January 2020

Selective Insurance Group, a P&C insurer holding company, has announced the appointment of a dozen key leadership team members, including Shadi Albert as executive vice president, insurance strategy and business development. Albert joined Selective in 2013 and most recently served as senior vice president, regional manager for the firm’s southwest region. Prior ... Read the full article

Castel adds Arch’s Raoul Carlos as head of specialty

16th January 2020

Club-style MGA formation platform Castel Underwriting Agencies has appointed Raoul Carlos as head of specialty. The appointment comes as the firm looks to structure its underwriting cells and MGAs into a number of ‘centres of excellence focused’ on core classes of business. Carlos will lead the centre and oversee the strategy and ... Read the full article

Deloitte’s Ian Jacob takes on Group Chief Risk Officer role at Aston Lark

16th January 2020

Goldman Sachs backed insurance broker, Aston Lark, has added Ian Jacob from Deloitte as Group Chief Risk Officer, a newly created role. He joins the firm after spending 13 years with Deloitte, where he served as a Director in the Insurance Regulation and Strategy Team with a focus on governance, regulatory ... Read the full article

AXA XL strengthens pricing team with hires from Beazley & AIG

16th January 2020

AXA XL, the property and casualty and specialty risk unit of AXA, has named Katy Bradica as Head of Pricing, Long Tail, and Mary Latham as Head of Pricing for Global Specialty. Latham brings two decades of actuarial experience to the role, and joins the global insurer and reinsurer from specialty ... Read the full article

Carey Olsen Bermuda adds Michael Frith to corporate practice

16th January 2020

Law firm Carey Olsen Bermuda has announced the appointment of Michael Frith to the firm’s corporate practice. Frith previously served with global offshore law firm Conyers and specialises in all aspects of Bermuda corporate law. He is a member of the Insurance Advisory Committee, advising the Bermuda Ministry of Finance on matters ... Read the full article