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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.

AmTrust at Lloyd’s appoints Lucy Forcey to North American property cat team

26th October 2018

AmTrust at Lloyd’s (ATL), the Lloyd’s operation of multinational property and casualty insurer AmTrust Financial Services, has appointed Lucy Forcey Senior Underwriter, North American Property Catastrophe Treaty, a new line of business for ATL Syndicate 1861. Forcey began her career in 2006 as an Assistant Internal Auditor for Novae Group. She ... Read the full article

W. R. Berkley appoints Scott Barraclough CEO of public entity unit

26th October 2018

Re/insurance holding company W. R. Berkley Corporation has announced the appointment of Scott Barraclough as Chief Executive Officer of Berkley Public Entity (BPE), a Berkley Company. Curtis Fletcher succeeds Barraclough in his previous role as President of the Berkley company Admiral Insurance. The appointments are effective immediately. Barraclough joined the company in ... Read the full article

Everest Insurance adds Lazar to lead west region risk management team

26th October 2018

Everest Insurance, a division of global reinsurer Everest Re Group, has announced the appointed of John Lazar to its risk management unit as Vice President and West Region Leader. Lazar, who joins from Willis Towers Watson, where he was Center of Excellence Casualty Leader for California, will oversee a team of ... Read the full article

Alliant appoints Brendan Quinlan Senior Vice President in California

26th October 2018

Alliant Insurance Services, the U.S specialty insurance brokerage firm, has added Brendan Quinlan to its San Francisco team as Senior Vice President. Quinlan joins from Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., where he'd served as Area Senior VP since 2003. Quinlan has targeted expertise working with clients in the technology industry, and has developed ... Read the full article

DWF adds Richard Burger to London Regulatory team

25th October 2018

Multinational law firm DWF has appointed Richard Burger as a Partner in its Regulatory, Compliance & Investigations team in London. Burger joins DWF from corporate and insurance firm Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC) and has 20 years’ experience in UK and international regulatory enforcement, criminal and internal corporate investigations. He is also a ... Read the full article

Asta adds Paul Jardine and Bob Stevenson to Board of Managing Agency

25th October 2018

Asta, the third-party managing agent at Lloyd’s, has announced that Paul Jardine and Bob Stevenson have joined the Board of Asta Managing Agency as Independent Non-Executive Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director, respectively. Jardine joins from Asta from AXA XL, before which he served as Director and Chief Actuary at Equitas for ... Read the full article

Labuan FSA appoints Datuk Oh Chong Peng as Chairman

25th October 2018

The Labuan Financial Services Authority has announced the appointment of Datuk Oh Chong Peng as its new Chairman, effective October 16 until February 15 2020. Peng has close to 50 years’ experience in financial and other business sectors. He is currently the Non-Executive Director of British American Tobacco (Malaysia) Berhad, Malayan Flour ... Read the full article

AXIS Capital appoints Deutsche Bank’s Elly Hardwick to Board of Directors

24th October 2018

Bermudian re/insurance group AXIS Capital Holdings has announced the appointment of Elly Hardwick to the company’s Board of Directors, effective November 1. Hardwick has held senior leadership roles at Credit Benchmark, Thomson Reuters and, most recently, Deutsche Bank AG. “Elly brings experience driving innovation and strategy at world-class companies, coupled with the ... Read the full article

Swiss Re appoints new CEO of UK & Ireland

23rd October 2018

Global reinsurance giant Swiss Re has announced the appointment of Tavaziva Madzinga as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Swiss Re in the UK & Ireland, effective January 1st, 2019. Currently, Madzinga is Market Executive for the Middle East & Africa across both P&C and L&H, and based in London, he will ... Read the full article

Pickel to succeed Wallin as CEO of Hannover Re’s E+S Rück

23rd October 2018

Hannover Re has announced that Michael Pickel is to succeed Ulrich Wallin as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of E+S Rück, the subsidiary responsible for the Group’s business in Germany. Pickel has been a member of the Executive Board of Hannover Re since 2000 and is currently responsible for the Group’s property ... Read the full article

Canopius makes key appointments across Asia Pacific region

23rd October 2018

Global specialty lines re/insurer Canopius has expanded its presence across the Asia Pacific region with a recent series of key appointments to its office in Singapore. These include the appointments of Mathew Gundersen as Head of Operations AsiaPac & MENA and Paul Hackett as Head of Marine, Energy and Engineering, AsiaPac ... Read the full article

Everest Insurance appoints leader for Risk Management business unit

23rd October 2018

Everest Insurance, a division of global reinsurer Everest Re Group, has announced that Christopher McKeon, current Vice President and Head of Commercial Casualty, will also assume leadership for the company’s Risk Management business unit. Risk Management and Commercial Casualty will continue to join with the Workers’ Compensation, Multinational, Energy and Transportation ... Read the full article

AEGIS London hires James Hyett as Cargo Underwriter

23rd October 2018

Lloyd's managing agent AEGIS London has announced the appointment of James Hyett as Cargo Underwriter. Hyett joins AEGIS London from Sompo International, where he most recently served as a Marine Underwriter. His London market career spans 18 years and he has previously positions as a Placing Broker at a number of broking ... Read the full article

Kingstone appoints Dale Thatcher as new CEO

22nd October 2018

Property and casualty insurance holding firm Kingstone Companies has appointed Dale Thatcher as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective 1 January 2019. Thatcher, who replaces Barry Goldstein after nearly 20 years in the role, will continue to serve on the Company's Board of Directors and will remain President of Kingstone Insurance ... Read the full article

RKH hires Dave Saxton amid alternative capital drive

22nd October 2018

RKH Reinsurance Brokers (RKH RB), part of the global Hyperion Insurance Group, has appointed Dave Saxton from Steadfast Re to its London operations, according to reports from our sister site, Artemis. The appointment will bring additional treaty, insurance-linked securities and collateralised broking expertise to RKH, and comes amid a wider ... Read the full article