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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.

Validus’ Ed Noonan named StarStone Chairman amid leadership reshuffle

9th April 2019

Global specialty insurer StarStone has made a series of leadership changes which includes the appointment of Ed Noonan as Group Chairman. Dick Sanford joins as President of the Group while Chris Rash has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer of StarStone International and Deputy Group CEO. Noonan brings over 30 years’ ... Read the full article

Sara Ager joins city law firm McCarthy Denning as re/insurance Partner

8th April 2019

London-based law firm McCarthy Denning has added Sara Ager as a Partner in its insurance and reinsurance team. Ager, who joins from insurance law firm EC3 Legal, brings over 20 years’ experience in the industry to the role She has previously worked in and for Lloyd’s managing agencies, Bermudian reinsurers, MGA’s and ... Read the full article

Guy Carpenter MD Kevin Feldman joins TigerRisk as Partner

8th April 2019

Reinsurance brokerage, risk and capital strategic advisory firm TigerRisk Partners LLC, has welcomed Kevin Feldman to the company as a Partner. Feldman has for the last ten years served as a Managing Director at Guy Carpenter. TigerRisk's Global Head of Reinsurance Wade Gulbransen in an announcement praised Feldman for having established an ... Read the full article

Gallagher appoints John Thompson CEO of UK specialty & wholesale businesses

8th April 2019

Global insurance brokerage Gallagher has announced the appointment of John Thompson as Chief Executive Officer of its UK specialty London market and wholesale businesses. Thompson, who for seven months held the CEO position on an interim basis, joined Gallagher in 2014 as managing partner for construction. The division has since quadrupled in ... Read the full article

Harwood to lead BHSI’s Transactional Liability offering across Asia, Middle East

8th April 2019

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company (BHSI) is now offering Transactional Liability Insurance coverage across its Asia and Middle East (AME) regions, and has appointed Steven Harwood to lead the offering. As Head of Transactional Liability in AME, Harwood will be based in BHSI's Hong Kong office. He joins the firm from Pembroke Managing Agency ... Read the full article

Lincoln Financial expands roles of two corporate finance leaders

8th April 2019

Christopher Giovanni and Jeffrey Coutts, two leaders within Lincoln Financial Group’s corporate finance organisation, are taking on new roles. Senior Vice President Giovanni has been named Corporate Treasurer while Coutts, who currently serves as corporate treasurer, has been appointed Chief Valuation Actuary, a newly created role. In this expanded role, Giovanni will ... Read the full article

Ariel Re bolsters Marine & Energy team with appointment of David Martin

8th April 2019

Argo Group subsidiary Ariel Re has announced the appointment David Martin as Head of Marine & Energy, Reinsurance, effective immediately. Martin brings over 30 years’ experience to the role and joins from Tokio Millennium Re, where he most recently served as Head of UK underwriting. He reports to Matthew Wilken, Deputy Global ... Read the full article

AIG appoints QBE’s Kathleen Zortman to lead Private Client Group

5th April 2019

Global re/insurer AIG has appointed Kathleen Zortman as President and Chief Executive Officer of Private Client Group, General Insurance. Based in New York, Zortman will lead AIG’s global high net worth portfolio, with responsibility for strategy, underwriting and distribution for the company’s private client business. She joins from QBE Insurance Group where ... Read the full article

CCR adds Vincent Gros as General Counsel

5th April 2019

CCR Group, the state-backed French re/insurer, has announced the appointment of Vincent Gros, who joins as General Counsel, Board Secretary Legal Director and Head of Communication. Gros joins with an extensive legal background, having worked for 15 years as General Secretary at Société Générale, managing several operations in France, the US ... Read the full article

Munich Re, US appoints COO of new commercial insurance unit in North America

5th April 2019

Munich Reinsurance America, Inc. (Munich Re, US) has announced Adam Edelstein as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of a new commercial insurance division in North America, Munich Re Specialty Insurance. Edelstein joins the firm from a boutique insurance-focused consultancy and will report to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Munich Re Specialty ... Read the full article

Everest Insurance promotes Dane Lopes to Chief Commercial Officer

3rd April 2019

Everest Insurance, the specialty insurance arm of Bermudian reinsurer Everest Re Group, Ltd., has revealed that Dane Lopes has been appointed to the expanded position of Chief Commercial Officer. Lopes joined Everest Insurance in 2015 and has since served as Head of Sales and Distribution. During this time, his responsibilities have ... Read the full article

Will Curran named Head of Reinsurance at Tokio Marine Kiln

3rd April 2019

Tokio Marine Kiln, part of global insurance group Tokio Marine, has announced the promotion of Will Curran to Head of Reinsurance, effective April 1st, 2019. Curran takes over from David Huckstepp, who is leaving the company on a planned hiatus from the marketplace. Since joining Tokio Marine Kiln in 2008, Curran has ... Read the full article

AXA XL promotes Jennifer Minors to SVP in Bermuda Professional Lines unit

3rd April 2019

AXA XL has announced the promotion of Jennifer Minors to Senior Vice President – Product Line Leader in its Bermuda Professional Lines Insurance business. She will now be responsible for managing directors and officers (D&O), professional liability, employment practices liability (EPL), wage & hour (W&H), transactional liability (TL) and cyber liability ... Read the full article

Sedgwick appoints new Chief Client Officer, International division

3rd April 2019

Sedgwick, a global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions, has named Eric Malterre as Chief Client Officer for its International unit. Malterre brings more than 15 years of international experience in the insurance, reinsurance and broking sector, having held numerous leadership roles in a number of regions, including Africa, ... Read the full article

Beach expands London wholesale operation with two new hires

3rd April 2019

Reinsurance brokerage Beach & Associates has expanded its London wholesale operation with two new hires. Nick Fearon joins from Miller Insurance Services where he led its US Professional Liability team. Beach says his appointment will bring further expertise in the financial and professional lines space. Lee Bonnett joins from Marsh Specialty, where ... Read the full article