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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.

UnderwriteMe names Head of Asia-Pacific

3rd December 2020

Insurtech firm UnderwriteMe has announced the appointment of Paul Hughes to the newly created role of Head of Asia-Pacific. He will be responsible for leading the UnderwriteMe teams in Asia and Australia across all functions. Hughes’ remit includes designing and implementing a strategy for the Asia-Pacific region designed to deliver growth over ... Read the full article

Lockton recruits Aon trio to M&A team

2nd December 2020

Insurance broker Lockton has announced the addition of three transaction liability advisors, who have joined the firm from Aon to lead its mergers and acquisitions (M&A) consulting offering. Joshua Halpern, Gaurav Sud and Eric Ziff are expected to significantly bolster Lockton’s M&A advisory and brokerage capabilities concerning the placement of representations ... Read the full article

LSM promotes Aslam Rafique to new downstream energy role

2nd December 2020

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has announced the promotion of Shazia Aslam Rafique to the newly created role of Regional Product Line Manager – Downstream Energy for London, Europe and Dubai. She reports to Michael Gosselin, Chief Underwriting Officer, Specialty in her London and Europe role ... Read the full article

AXIS Re adds Senior Property Underwriter, EMEA & LatAm

2nd December 2020

The reinsurance arm of Bermuda-based AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, AXIS Re, has appointed Emilie Hungenberg as a Senior Underwriter, Property, EMEA & Latin America. In her new role, Hungenberg takes on responsibility for underwriting a property treaty portfolio for France, Benelux, Iberia, and Africa. She will work alongside the underwriting team responsible ... Read the full article

Palomar hires new Chief Legal Officer

2nd December 2020

California-based insurance holding company, Palomar Holdings, Inc., has appointed Angela Grant as Chief Legal Officer, effective immediately. Grant brings more than three decades of operational and legal experience in the insurance industry and will oversee all in-house and corporate counsel duties. She most recently served as Chief Legal & Innovation Officer at ... Read the full article

Chubb’s John Keogh appointed President

2nd December 2020

John Keogh, Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Chubb Group, has been named as the re/insurer's new President, effective immediately. As President and COO of Chubb, Keogh will continue to report to Evan Greenberg, the company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and his current companywide responsibilities remain ... Read the full article

Catalina Holdings adds three Non-Exec Directors

2nd December 2020

Legacy space specialist Catalina Holdings has appointed Tony Cunningham and Chris Harris as Independent Non-Executive Directors, with Fiona Walden as RenaissanceRe’s appointed Non-Executive Director. The appointments follow the resignations from the board by Aditya Dutt and Jacques Bonneau. Cunningham is a former Partner at Lane Clark & Peacock. His previous experience includes ... Read the full article

Scott Davis joins Brit (BGSU) as VP, Programs Underwriting

2nd December 2020

Brit Global Specialty USA (BGSU), a division of Brit Ltd, has announced that Scott Davis has joined the firm from Pioneer Underwriters, to serve as Vice President (VP), Programs Underwriting. Davis starts his new role in December, based in Alpharetta, Georgia, and will report to Noreen Metcalfe, Executive Vice President, Reinsurance. In ... Read the full article

Markel adds MS Amlin’s Sam Pik Ying as a specialist marine underwriter

2nd December 2020

Markel International, a specialist insurer and reinsurer, has announced the addition of Sam Pik Ying as a specialist marine underwriter, based in the firm's Singapore office. In her new role, Ying will underwrite general marine and marine liabilities, including ship-owners P&I, charterers, ship repairs and marina operations, alongside energy liability business. She ... Read the full article

Lockton Re adds Senior Broker to Marine & Energy Division

2nd December 2020

Global reinsurance broker Lockton Re has announced that Steve Tritton is set to join the firm in 2021 as a Senior Broker, based in the London office, as part of its Marine & Energy division. Tritton joins Lockton Re from rival reinsurance brokerage, Guy Carpenter, where he most recently served as ... Read the full article

Tom Macfarlane to lead Berkshire’s (BHSI) Europe expansion

1st December 2020

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance has named Tom Macfarlane to lead the expansion of its capabilities in Europe, by underwriting Downstream Energy Property Insurance. Macfarlane comes to Berkshire Hathaway with over 40 years of insurance experience spanning both the underwriting and broking sides of the business. He has held various leadership ... Read the full article

Trisura hires new Chief Underwriting Officer, US Surety

1st December 2020

Trisura Group has appointed George R. James as Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO), Surety, for the organisation’s new US surety platform. This appointment will take place from January 4th, 2021 as he leads Trisura’s entry into the U.S. surety market and heads its US surety operations. James is a seasoned surety leader with ... Read the full article

AXIS Re hires David Bangs as Head of Japan

1st December 2020

AXIS Re, the reinsurance business segment of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, has announced the appointment of David Bangs as AXIS Re Head of Japan. Bangs joins AXIS Re from Willis Re Singapore where he previously served as Executive Director. Prior to this, he held the role of Japan Representative at Willis Re ... Read the full article

Toa Re America recruits new CEO from StarStone

1st December 2020

Japanese reinsurer Toa Re has announced that Richard N. Sanford has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of its US business, Toa Re America. Effective January 1, 2021, Sanford will take over from Edward J. Stanco, who has served as CEO of Toa Re America since January 2009. Sanford has 36 years’ industry ... Read the full article

Howden Iberia hires MD for Employee Health and Benefits

1st December 2020

Insurance broker Howden has hired Ana Matarranz as Managing Director of the Employee Health and Benefits practice for Howden Iberia. The appointment comes after Howden's acquisition of Compensa, a flexible compensation and Human Resources consulting firm, where Matarranz will be added to its Board of Directors. She has over 20 years of ... Read the full article