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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.

FedNat adds Mel Russell as VP of Monarch

28th June 2019

Florida-based FedNat Holding Company has appointed Mel Russell as Vice President of its subsidiary Monarch National Insurance, effective immediately. Russell will oversee the relaunch of Monach’s homeowner and condo programs in Florida, and report directly to Michael Braun, FedNat’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Since 2016, Russell has served as President and CEO ... Read the full article

W. R. Berkley forms Berkley Prime Transportation and names Jeanne Fenster President

28th June 2019

W. R. Berkley Corporation has named Jeanne R. Fenster as President of Berkley Prime Transportation, a newly formed division which will focus on offering primary commercial transportation insurance products across the country, for both standard and preferred risks. The new unit will utilise analytics and technology to create new methods of ... Read the full article

AIG adds Shane Fitzsimons as Global Head of Shared Services

28th June 2019

American International Group (AIG) has announced the appointment of Shane Fitzsimons to the newly created role of Global Head of Shared Services, effective July 1. Fitzsimons joins AIG from Indian multinational conglomerate TATA Group, where he served as Group Synergy Officer. Prior to this he spent 20 years at GE in operational ... Read the full article

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions adds Patrice Nigon to Asia Pacific role

27th June 2019

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, the commercial insurance arm of reinsurance giant Swiss Re Group, has announced the appointment of Patrice Nigon as Head Engineering & Construction (E&C) Asia Pacific (APAC), effective immediately. Nigon, who in his new role will oversee the company’s engineering and construction business, succeeds Andre Martin, who became ... Read the full article

RSA adds Rachel Conran as CUO of GRS business

27th June 2019

The UK & International operations of multinational insurance group RSA has announced the appointment of Rachel Conran as Chief Underwriting Officer of its Global Risk Solutions (GRS) business, effective July 8. Conran, who joins the Luxembourg-based role with over 25 years’ experience in the industry, previously served as CUO for Allianz’s ... Read the full article

Dirk Wegener to succeed Jo Willaert as FERMA President

27th June 2019

Dirk Wegener has been appointed as the next President of the Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA). His election took place at the first meeting of the new board of FERMA. Dirk, who is currently Deputy President of FERMA, will become its President at the 2019 FERMA Risk Management Forum, which ... Read the full article

Apollo adds XL Catlin’s Steeds as senior political risk underwriter

27th June 2019

Apollo Syndicate Management has announced the appointment of William Steeds as senior political risk underwriter for Syndicate 1969, effective immediately. Steeds, who joins with over 20 years’ experience in the industry, reports to Chris King, Head of crisis management at Apollo Before joining Apollo, he was a senior political risk underwriter at ... Read the full article

TigerRisk adds JLT Re duo to lead binding authority, program businesses

27th June 2019

Reinsurance brokerage, risk and capital strategic advisory firm TigerRisk Partners has appointed Neill Cotton and Mark Sleet to lead its binding authority and program businesses. Cotton brings over 30 years’ experience to the role and was most recently a partner at JLT Re where he headed the binding authority and program ... Read the full article

Hiscox CUO Richard Watson announces departure from role

27th June 2019

Richard Watson, the Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) of global insurer and reinsurer Hiscox, has announced that he will retire from his role after 33 years. Watson is to step down from the Board of Hiscox Ltd on December 31st, 2019 and will continue to serve as an advisor to the firm, ... Read the full article

Swiss Re names Higginbotham CEO Reinsurance Asia, as Plunkett departs

27th June 2019

Reinsurance giant Swiss Re has adjusted its leadership for the Asia region, naming Russell Higginbotham as its new CEO Reinsurance Asia, after the previous leader in that role Jayne Plunkett decided to depart the firm. Higginbotham has worked at Swiss Re for almost 25 years, in positions covering a range of ... Read the full article

Jill Eaton appointed as CEO of captive reinsurer NLC Mutual

25th June 2019

The National League of Cities Mutual Insurance Company (NLC Mutual), a member-owned captive reinsurance company, has announced the appointment of Jill Eaton as its President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Eaton, who has more than 25 years’ experience in re/insurance and strategic partnership, will step into the role once current President ... Read the full article

China Re appoints Liu Xiaopeng as Non-Executive Director

24th June 2019

The Board of Directors of China Reinsurance Corporation (China Re) has approved the nomination of Liu Xiaopeng as a Non-Executive Director for the Board's fourth session. Xiaopeng is currently the director of the strategic operations of Gome Holdings Group Company Limited, an industrial conglomerate that operates in retail, finance, real estate, ... Read the full article

Robert Hands named Head of Australia, AXIS Re Strategic Partners

24th June 2019

AXIS Re, the global reinsurance division of Bermudian AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, has expanded AXIS Re Strategic Partners with the appointment of Robert Hands as Strategic Account Executive and Head of Australia. The appointment of Hands sees the expansion of AXIS Re Strategic Partners and, in his new role, Hands will ... Read the full article

Beazley appoints specialty treaty underwriter to product solutions team

24th June 2019

Specialist re/insurer Beazley has announced the appointment of Desiree Khoury as a specialty treaty underwriter within the Beazley Product solutions team, based in Los Angeles. Beazley Product Solutions designs customised specialist insurance cover backed by treaty reinsurance to support insurers and their policyholders. Khoury joins the division from NAS Insurance, where her ... Read the full article

Arch promotes Fearon to EVP, Credit Risk Transfer and Services, Global Mortgage Group

20th June 2019

Seamus Fearon, previously Chief Actuary of Arch Capital Group Ltd.'s Global Mortgage Group, has been promoted to Executive Vice President (EVP), Credit Risk Transfer and Services, Global Mortgage Group. This newly created role has been established to build on the firm's growing participation in credit risk transfer programs, while at the ... Read the full article