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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.

Allianz’s Jon Dye takes over from Blanc as Chair of ABI

11th July 2019

Jon Dye, Chief Executive at Allianz Insurance, has been named as the new Chair of the Association of British Insurers’s (ABI). He replaces Amanda Blanc, whose surprise resignation as CEO EMEA at Zurich last week also resulted in her stepping down from her position as ABI Chair. The Association requires that ... Read the full article

Canopius adds Willis Towers Watson’s Jamie Jeffers to Singapore office

11th July 2019

Global specialty re/insurer Canopius has announced that Jamie Jeffers has joined the firm from Willis Towers Watson (WTW) as Underwriter, Credit & Political Risk, Canopius Asia Pacific. Effective September 9th, 2019 Jeffers will support the firm's growth ambitions in the Asia Pacific region by targeting both bank and corporate business. He joins ... Read the full article

Chang, Evans & Sparro to co-lead Sompo’s Commercial P&C Insurance unit

11th July 2019

Specialty P&C insurer and reinsurer, Sompo International Holdings Ltd. has announced that together, Michael Chang, Graham Evans, and Christopher Sparro will co-lead the firm's Commercial Property and Casualty Insurance (SI Commercial P&C) business. The latest announcement is a continuation of the transformation of Sompo International's Commercial P&C Insurance business, which represents ... Read the full article

The Hartford promotes Scott to lead role within northeast division

10th July 2019

Property and Casualty (P&C) insurer the Hartford has named Matt Scott as Head of the northeast division for the firm’s large commercial insurance business. Scott joined in 1997 and has held a number of leadership positions with the company’s Claims organisation. Most recently, he was head of the Hartford’s Claims Solutions organisation ... Read the full article

EC3 Brokers US appoints new Chief Actuary & SVP

10th July 2019

Lloyd's of London headquartered commercial lines broker, EC3 Brokers, has expanded its U.S. operations with the addition of James Norris as Chief Actuary and Terry Holley as Senior Vice President (SVP). The pair will report to President of EC3 Brokers US, Chris Hilton and will work closely with Danny Driscoll, the ... Read the full article

PartnerRe names Chris Shanahan as President of U.S Life operations

10th July 2019

Bermudian reinsurance firm PartnerRe Ltd. has announced the appointment of Chris Shanahan as President of its U.S Life operations, effective July 1, 2019. Shanahan joined PartnerRe in May 2018 as Executive Vice President, Corporate Development, North America Life, where he led the development of strategy for PartnerRe’s U.S life reinsurance business. He ... Read the full article

Berkshire (BHSI) adds QBE manager, opens Cologne office

10th July 2019

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI), the insurance arm of Warren Buffett’s global re/insurance company, has appointed Andreas Krause as Country Manager for Germany and announced the establishment of a new office in Cologne. Krause joins with close to 20 years’ industry experience and was most recently a General Manager at QBE ... Read the full article

Brit strengthens General Liability, Excess Casualty teams

10th July 2019

Global specialty re/insurer Brit has appointed Garick Zillgitt, Vice President, Primary General Liability and Justin Magee, Vice President, Excess Casualty to Brit Global Specialty USA (BGSU). Zillgitt, who reports to SVP, General liability Mark Richards, will be based in Walnut Creek, California. He brings over 35 years of underwriting experience across various ... Read the full article

Allianz (AGCS) reshuffles alternative risk transfer roles

10th July 2019

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS) has made a number of changes to its Alternative Risk Transfer (ART) and Liability Lines business, including the promotion of Christof Bentele to Head of Global Client Management, a newly-created role. Bentele previously served as Head of Global Crisis Management,a role which has been ... Read the full article

Alison Martin to succeed Amanda Blanc as Zurich CEO EMEA

10th July 2019

Zurich Insurance Group has announced the appointment of Alison Martin to the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) and Bank Distribution, effective immediately. She succeeds Amanda Blanc, whose surprise departure from Zurich was announced last week after less than nine months in the ... Read the full article

Conor Smith named Head of Contract Surety Canada, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

9th July 2019

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, a division of global reinsurer Swiss Re, has announced the appointment of Conor Smith as Head of Contract Surety Canada, effective July 15th, 2019. He will be based in Toronto and will have responsibility for the growth, strategy and underwriting for the new local surety business across ... Read the full article

Ed names Carrie Kelley as Head of Property Insurance in Bermuda

9th July 2019

Re/insurance brokerage Ed has announced  the appointment of Carrie Kelley as Executive Vice President, Head of Property Insurance, Bermuda. Kelley joins Ed from Barbican Underwriting Bermuda, where she most recently served as underwriter of the Property D&F portfolio. She has more than 16 years’ industry experience, with previous roles including Senior Vice ... Read the full article

Markel announces two senior hires within Asia team

9th July 2019

Specialist insurer Markel International has announced the appointments of Christian Stobbs and Colin Fordham to its Asia team. Stobbs, who becomes Managing Director in the region, joined the firm in 2015 and has experience in developing local market insurance and operational strategy across Asia. He was previously Asia Strategy Director and will ... Read the full article

W. R. Berkley appoints Daniel Westcott as President of Berkley Re America

9th July 2019

W. R. Berkley has announced the appointment of Daniel R. Westcott as President of Berkley Re America, its specialty property and casualty (P&C) reinsurance underwriter. Westcott arrives from The Navigators Group, where he most recently served as Chief Operating Officer (COO), Reinsurance. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the P&C ... Read the full article

Canopius adds four to new Sydney branch

8th July 2019

Global specialty re/insurer Canopius has made four appointments to its recently-established branch Canopius Australia & Pacific. The new branch is based in Sydney and recently gained binding authority approval from Lloyd’s. Suzanne White joins from Woodina Underwriting Agency with almost 20 years’ experience and becomes an Accident & Health Underwriter. Jeanene ... Read the full article