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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.

Lonham appoints Marsh’s Matt Haywood as Marine Underwriter

27th November 2018

Lonham Insurance Underwriters, a member of the international specialty insurance group Chaucer, has announced the appointment of Matt Haywood as Marine Underwriter. Lonham says this appointment is aimed at expanding its specialist underwriting and claims service to the UK cargo and freight liability market. Haywood brings over 24 years’ experience in the ... Read the full article

RSA appoints Geoff Jones to lead Specialty and Wholesale division

27th November 2018

RSA Group, one of the largest UK commercial insurers, has announced the appointment of Geoff Jones as Director of its Specialty and Wholesale unit, part of RSA's Global Risk Solutions (GRS) business. Jones, having joined RSA in 2010 following a 15 year career as a solicitor specialising in defendant litigation, currently ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s appoints Christian Noyer to Council and Brussels Board

26th November 2018

Lloyd’s has announced that French economist Christian Noyer has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of Lloyd’s Council and as Non-Executive Director of the Lloyd’s Brussels Board, effective from 2 November. Noyer served as the Governor of the Bank of France from 2003 to 2015, and has since held the position of ... Read the full article

Stephen Fromm appointed Vice Chairman, TigerRisk Capital Markets & Advisory

26th November 2018

Reinsurance brokerage, risk and capital strategic advisory TigerRisk Partners LLC has announced the appointment of Stephen Fromm as Vice Chairman, TigerRisk Capital Markets & Advisory. Fromm has been in private practice since 2016, advising a number of start-up, fintech and financial services companies. Previously he was Managing Director and Vice Chairman of ... Read the full article

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty names Sinéad Browne as CEO, UK

26th November 2018

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS), Allianz Group’s specialist carrier for corporate insurance business, has announced the appointment of Sinéad Browne as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for AGCS UK. Additionally, Tracey Hunt has been named as Deputy CEO for AGCS UK, with both appointments taking effect from January 1, 2019. Browne ... Read the full article

Hiscox Claims Director Jeremy Pinchin to retire, successor named

22nd November 2018

Specialist re/insurance firm Hiscox has announced that Jeremy Pinchin is set to retire at the end of February 2019, and will be succeeded in his claims responsibilities by Grace Hanson, who will join the company in January. Pinchin joined Hiscox in 2005 as the group’s first Claims Director and has since ... Read the full article

Tokio Marine HCC names Darren Carr as Head of Marine Liability

21st November 2018

Specialty insurance group Tokio Marine HCC has appointed Darren Carr as Head of Marine Liability for its London Market division. Carr joins Tokio Marine from AXIS Capital, where he most recently served as Head of Marine and managed various underwriting teams, including Marine Liability, Hull, Cargo and Specie, Reinsurance and Renewable ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s announces departure of COO Shirine Khoury-Haq

21st November 2018

Lloyd’s of London Chief Operating Officer, Shirine Khoury-Haq, is to depart after nearly five years at the organisation. Khoury-Haq has been the driving force behind Lloyd's recent digital integration efforts, which included the introduction of its Target Operating Model (TOM). By better utilising data and technology, and by implementing TOM, Lloyd’s is ... Read the full article

Arch Insurance names Hugh Sturgess as CEO of International business

21st November 2018

Arch Insurance has named Hugh Sturgess as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Arch Insurance International and appointed Gale Lockbaum and Jean-Pierre Galipeault to senior roles within its Canada business. Sturgess has been with Arch Insurance since 2005 and is currently President and CEO of Arch Insurance Canada, where he is responsible ... Read the full article

Aon appoints Guy Carpenter’s Richard Jones as Exec Chairman, Reinsurance Solutions

21st November 2018

Re/insurance broker Aon has appointed Richard Jones as Executive Chairman of its Reinsurance Solutions business in Asia, effective May 2019. Jones most recently served as Chairman of Asia Pacific at Guy Carpenter, where he spent 31 years working across a variety of roles. His new, Singapore-based role, will see him take responsibility ... Read the full article

Guy Carpenter names JLT Re’s Ross Howard as Vice Chairman

21st November 2018

Reinsurance brokerage Guy Carpenter has appointed Ross Howard, currently the Chairman of JLT Re, to become Vice Chairman of the firm, as the integration between JLT and MMC continues following the acquisition. The acquisition of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group (JLT) by broking and advisory giant Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. ... Read the full article

DWF appoints Clyde & Co’s David Abbott as Head of London Market

20th November 2018

Multinational law firm DWF has further strengthened its insurance division with the appointment of David Abbott as Head of London Market. Abbott joins from Clyde & Co where he served as the global co-head of reinsurance and senior partner in the specialty and energy teams for over 20 years. He also advises ... Read the full article

Willis Towers Watson appoints Senior Director for Consulting and Technology

20th November 2018

Global insurance and reinsurance broker Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has expanded its analytics and digital transformation team with the appointment of Iain Whittingham as a Senior Director in the company’s Insurance Consulting and Technology business. Whittingham joins WTW from FTI Consulting, where he most recently served as Managing Director for Global ... Read the full article

Ascot appoints John O’Brian as Executive VP & Head of Environmental

19th November 2018

Ascot, a Bermuda headquartered insurance and reinsurance firm, has announced the appointment of John O’Brian as Executive Vice President and Head of Environmental. O’Brian will be responsible for launching an environmental liabilities and related specialty product business unit accessing both the Admitted and E&S capabilities of Ascot Insurance U.S. “John is one ... Read the full article

IGI creates CTO position, appoints Nasser Zagha

19th November 2018

Specialist commercial re/insurer, International General Insurance (IGI), has appointed Nasser Zagha Chief Technology Officer, a newly-created role within the company. Nasser joins from the Bank of Jordan, where he served as Head of Information Technology. Previously Nasser worked for Bank of America, where he was a Systems Engineer, Technology Manager, and most recently ... Read the full article