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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.

James River announces 20% jump in net income, management shift

1st August 2019

James River Group Holdings, Ltd.'s second-quarter 2019 net income increased by 20% to $20.3 million when compared with the second-quarter of 2018, while its Group combined ratio improved to 95.2%. Adjusted net operating income improved from $17.6 million in Q2 2018 to $20.2 million in Q2 2019, while the year-to-date 2019 ... Read the full article

Chaucer names Head of Underwriting for Dublin business

1st August 2019

Chaucer, the specialty international re/insurance group, has announced the appointment of Jonathan Sutcliffe to the newly created role of Head of Underwriting at Chaucer Insurance Company DAC in Ireland. Sutcliffe will assume a leadership role in the overall direction and management of the business, which trades as Chaucer Dublin. His responsibilities will ... Read the full article

Mark Nunn joins Markel International as energy underwriter

1st August 2019

Specialist insurer Markel International has hired Mark Nunn as an energy underwriter based in Singapore, reporting to Christian Stobbs, Managing Director of Markel International in Asia. In his new role, Nunn will work closely with Markel's international energy team to manage and further develop the firm's energy portfolio for the Asia ... Read the full article

Swiss Re names Urs Baertschi CEO Reinsurance EMEA, Regional President

1st August 2019

Swiss Re has named Urs Baertschi as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Reinsurance EMEA, Regional President and member of the Group Executive Committee, succeeding Russell Higginbotham. Baertschi's appointment is effective September 1st, 2019 and remains subject to regulatory approval. He ... Read the full article

Hiscox names Megan McConnell CUO in the US

1st August 2019

Global insurer and reinsurer Hiscox has announced the appointment of Megan McConnell as Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) in the US, based in New York and reporting to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hiscox USA, Steve Langan. McConnell most recently served as the Director of Underwriting for Hiscox Re & ILS, having ... Read the full article

Jacinta Karita named Group Chairperson of Africa’s Pacific Insurance & FirstRe

31st July 2019

The Board of Directors of Pacific Insurance Brokers (EA) Limited and First Reinsurance Brokers Africa Limited (FirstRe), have announced the appointment of experienced insurance and reinsurance professional, Jacinta Karita, as the new Group Chairperson, effective July 23rd, 2019. She brings more than 33 years' experience in the insurance and reinsurance sector, ... Read the full article

BF&M recruits Lily Chen from Berkshire Hathaway as Group CFO

30th July 2019

BF&M Limited, the Bermuda-based re/insurance holding company, has appointed Lily Chen as its new Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Chen joins BF&M from Berkshire Hathaway Group, where she most recently served as Divisional CFO and Chief Administrative Officer for the company’s Reinsurance Division. In this role, she was responsible for leading the ... Read the full article

Markel hires Chris Burgess to head up cyber team in London

30th July 2019

Markel International, the specialist insurer, has announced the appointment of Chris Burgess as Head of Cyber in London. Most recently, Burgess worked as UK Cyber Leader at AIG, where he was responsible for the company’s cyber, technology, Telco, and media professional portfolios, as well as leading global strategies. He has more than ... Read the full article

Metabiota promotes Nita Madhav to CEO

30th July 2019

Epidemic risk modeller Metabiota has announced the promotion of Nita Madhav as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Madhav most recently served as the firm's Vice President (VP) of Data Science, and her promotion sees Metabiota appoint its first female CEO. As VP of Data Science, Madhav led the data science ... Read the full article

Peter Tam resigns as CEO of the Hong Kong Federation of Insurers

30th July 2019

It's been revealed that Peter Tam has resigned from his post as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Hong Kong Federation of Insurers (HKFI). The HKFI notes that Tam has now resigned and will take a leave of absence from the 27th of July, 2019 to the 8th of October, 2019. The ... Read the full article

Willis Towers Watson appoints Peter Foster to lead global cyber team

29th July 2019

Global insurance and reinsurance broker Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has announced that Peter Foster has been appointed Chairman of Global FINEX Cyber and Cyber Risk Solutions. He has been with the broker for more than 14 years and WTW says that he has been instrumental in the development of its global ... Read the full article

Chubb appoints Janene Blizzard to A&H role for UK & Ireland, Eurasia & Africa

29th July 2019

Global insurer and reinsurer Chubb has announced the appointment of Janene Blizzard as Vice President Accident & Health (A&H) for the UK & Ireland and Eurasia & Africa region. Blizzard previously served as Head of A&H Corporate and Global Accounts UK and Ireland at Chubb. In her new role, she will have ... Read the full article

ArgoGlobal adds active underwriter for Syndicate 1200

29th July 2019

Lloyd's of London insurer and member of Argo Group, ArgoGlobal has appointed John Moffatt as an active underwriter for Syndicate 1200, reporting to Matt Harris, group head of International operations. Moffatt's appointment remains subject to regulatory approval, and sees him move from his previous role with ArgoGlobal as the head of ... Read the full article

RGA adds Hamilton CEO Pina Albo to board

29th July 2019

Global life and health reinsurer Reinsurance Group of America is set to add Pina Albo to its board of directors, increasing the size of RGA’s board to 13 members. Chief Executive Officer of Hamilton Insurance Group, Albo currently sits on the board of directors for the IFG Companies, Blue Marble Microinsurance, ... Read the full article

AXA XL appoints trio of senior execs to London Reinsurance team

29th July 2019

AXA XL has announced three senior appointments to its London Reinsurance team, who will serve as the new heads of US Property London, US Casualty Treaty, and Specialty. From September 1, Megan Kempe will become Head of US Property London, having been promoted from her previous role as Vice President. As Vice ... Read the full article