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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.

RLI Corp promotes two product leaders to VP

4th November 2020

US property and casualty insurer RLI Corp. has announced that it has promoted two product leaders to Vice President, both roles will take place effective immediately. Blake A. Ahrens, Assistant Vice President, Marine has been promoted to Vice President, Inland Marine. In his new role, he will continue to lead RLI’s ... Read the full article

BMS appoints new chairman of Australian affinity business

4th November 2020

Specialist insurance and reinsurance broker, BMS Group, has announced the appointment of Cris Massis as Chairman of the firm's expansive Australian affinity business. Massis adds significant association leadership and member value expertise to BMS Australia’s Affinity clients. Effective November 1st, 2020, he will be based in Melbourne with a focus on growing ... Read the full article

Brian Green joins Topsail Re as General Counsel & Head of Claims

3rd November 2020

Cayman Islands-based reinsurer Topsail Re has announced the addition of Brian Green as General Counsel & Head of Claims. Green joins Topsail Re from Ascot, where he most recently served as General Counsel and Secretary, North America. He spent two years in this New York based role and helped Ascot to launch ... Read the full article

Howden Specialty launches new Sustainable Energy practice

3rd November 2020

Howden Specialty has announced the launch of its new Sustainable Energy practice along with several significant new hires as part of its strategy to become the global market leader in the sector. The team is led by Deborah Duss and is mainly based in London whilst expanding its geographical footprint with ... Read the full article

Heritage names Ernie Garateix as CEO

3rd November 2020

Florida headquartered property casualty insurance holding company, Heritage Insurance Holdings, Inc., has announced the promotion of Ernie Garateix to CEO. Garateix, who currently serves as Heritage’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), will also join the company’s Board of Directors. He will take over from Heritage’s co-founder, Bruce Lucas, who is set to retire ... Read the full article

AXIS adds trio to US renewable energy team

3rd November 2020

AXIS Insurance, the specialty insurance business segment of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, has announced the addition of three underwriters to its US Renewable Energy Team. Kristopher Williams and Melissa Marsh have both joined the team as Renewable Energy Underwriters, while Kevin Motta has joined as an Assistant Underwriter. All three will focus ... Read the full article

Chubb names Jason Luyt as CUO for International A&H

3rd November 2020

Global re/insurer Chubb has announced the appointment of Jason Luyt as Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer, International Accident & Health (IAH). He is currently serving as Chief Underwriter for the division's leisure travel and direct market business until his appointment comes into place on 1st January. In his new role, ... Read the full article

Kingstone Companies hires Sarah Chen as Chief Actuary

2nd November 2020

P&C insurer Kingstone Companies has announced that Sarah Chen has joined the company as Chief Actuary. In this role, Chen is a key member of the Company's senior leadership team, responsible for leading the reserving, pricing, financial planning, reporting and analysis, and reinsurance management functions of the company. She has over a ... Read the full article

The Hartford adds Donna James to its board

2nd November 2020

Property and casualty insurer The Hartford has announced the addition of Donna James to its board of directors. Effective February 17, 2021, she will serve on the board’s Finance, Investment and Risk Management Committee. James is president and CEO of Lardon & Associates, a business-advisory firm specializing in corporate governance, new business ... Read the full article

Newly launched speciality broker NARDAC to open London office

2nd November 2020

Specialist energy and infrastructure insurance broker NARDAC is set to open a London office led by Peter Draper, the former international property director at AFL. Draper is the final founding partner to join the business. He will lead the business’s expansion into the European markets, building relationships with London underwriting capital and ... Read the full article

Ageas appoints two regional Managing Directors

2nd November 2020

Personal and commercial insurer Ageas has announced a reshuffling of its management department. The Belgian insurer announced that Filip Coremans, who is currently Chief Development Officer, will be appointed as Managing Director Asia and Antonio Cano, currently Chief Operating Officer, as Managing Director Europe. The responsibilities of Christophe Boizard as Chief Financial ... Read the full article

Howden Specialty adds Matthew Savitt to lead natural resources division

2nd November 2020

Howden Specialty has appointed Matthew Savitt to lead its new natural resources division in the Asia-Pacific region. Howden Specialty says the appointment will expand its ability to provide specialist expertise to both its global and regional upstream, downstream, power generation and sustainable energy clients. Savitt will be based in Singapore and reports ... Read the full article

Aon appoints NBA president Byron Spruell to board of directors

2nd November 2020

Re/insurance broker Aon has announced the appointment of Byron Spruell to its board of directors. Spruell is the president of league operations at the National Basketball Association (NBA). Before his time at the NBA he spent 20 years at Deloitte, most recently serving as vice chairman, central region marketplace leader and Chicago ... Read the full article

Steadfast Re recruits Ryan Springall as Director Treaty, APAC

2nd November 2020

Steadfast Re, the reinsurance broking joint-venture operation of the Steadfast Group, has announced the appointment of Ryan Springall as Director Treaty for the Asia Pacific region. Springall arrives from Risk Frontiers, an Asia Pacific Perils research organisation, where he most recently served as General Manager. Prior to that, he was a lead ... Read the full article

Dean Gulzar joins NTT DATA UK to lead Insurance Practice

30th October 2020

IT service management company NTT DATA UK has announced the appointment of Dean Gulzar as the new Head of Insurance. Gulzar will be responsible for leading NTT DATA UK’s team of skilled insurance consultants and further growing NTT DATA’s insurance business in the UK. He is a former officer in the Royal ... Read the full article