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Insurance and reinsurance industry hiring, appointments and people moves news and announcements. Covering key hires and people moves across the global reinsurance, commercial and specialty insurance markets.

Assurant appoints Paul Cosgrove as President for Canada

3rd January 2020

US specialty insurance group Assurant has announced the appointment of Paul Cosgrove as President of its Canadian operations, effective immediately. Cosgrove, who formerly served as Vice President, Business Development and Client Management, will succeed Robert Zanussi, who is retiring from the role after 16 years with Assurant. Zanussi is set to continue ... Read the full article

Watford Re hires Deloitte’s Cunningham as new Chief Risk Officer

3rd January 2020

Bermuda domiciled reinsurance company Watford Re Ltd., part of re/insurance holding group Watford Holdings Ltd., has hired Liz Cunningham, formerly a Partner at Deloitte, as its new Chief Risk Officer. Watford Re operates as an investment oriented, or total-return style, reinsurance company and is backed by Arch Capital and investment manager ... Read the full article

The Hanover appoints duo to commercial leadership roles

3rd January 2020

Massachusetts-based property and casualty insurer The Hanover Insurance Group has announced the appointments of Matthew Mitchell and Scott Grieco to leadership positions within its commercial lines business. Effective January 1, Mitchell will become President of The Hanover’s middle market business, reporting to Michael R. Keane, President of Commercial Lines. Mitchell previously served ... Read the full article

Argo capitulates to Voce board nominations

2nd January 2020

Specialty reinsurer Argo Group International Holdings has announced a new cooperation agreement with its shareholder, Voce Capital Management, that will see several changes made to the composition of Argo’s Board of Directors. The agreement marks the culmination of an ongoing dispute that began back in February 2019 when Voce accused ... Read the full article

Tokio Marine Kiln CEO Franks transitions to Adviser role

27th December 2019

Tokio Marine Kiln (TMK), part of global insurance group Tokio Marine, has confirmed that its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Charles Franks, is scheduled to assume the post of Adviser from January 1, 2020. The company announced back in September that Franks would step down by the end of the year, with ... Read the full article

Alliant recruits energy & marine advisor from Marsh

27th December 2019

US specialty insurance broker Alliant Insurance Services has announced the appointment of Karey Vaught as Executive Vice President, Managing Director. Joining the company from Marsh, Vaught will provide insurance and risk advisory services to energy and marine clients across the US. “Karey brings with him an impressive track record and strong leadership ... Read the full article

Patrick Schepens to take over as CEO of the Benelux region, Guy Carpenter

24th December 2019

Global reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter has announced the appointment of Patrick Schepens as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Benelux region, effective April 2020. In his new role, Schepens will be based in Brussels and will take responsibility for all of the company's activities in the Benelux region. At the same ... Read the full article

President, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway’s GEICO to retire

24th December 2019

GEICO, the auto insurance arm of reinsurance and investments giant Berkshire Hathaway, has announced that its president and Chief Executive Officer, Bill Roberts, will retire in December 2020. Roberts began his career with GEICO in 1984 as an officer in the Marketing department. He will become vice chairman of GEICO effective ... Read the full article

Sirius adds underwriting team amid Asia expansion

24th December 2019

Global multi-line re/insurer Sirius Group is set to onboard a team of key underwriters as it looks to expand its facultative product offerings in Asia. The new appointments will include Jess Au and Steve Ng who will head the property and engineering divisions respectively. Au brings 22 years of underwriting experience in ... Read the full article

GCube strengthens US wind & solar book with senior hire from AXIS

24th December 2019

Specialist renewable energy insurer GCube Insurance Services Inc. has bolstered its US operations with the appointment of Brian Tyluki as Senior Vice President, Senior Underwriter. Based in the firm’s New York office, he will help GCube to re-sign a number of strategic clients for new and operational projects. Tyluki arrives from AXIS ... Read the full article

Insurtech Neptune Flood adds Jean-Luc Eckstein as Executive Director

24th December 2019

Neptune Flood Incorporated, an insurtech firm focused on the flood market, has announced the appointment of Jean-Luc Eckstein as Executive Director. He joins Neptune Flood from CDW, a Fortune 500 technology solutions provider, where he served as International Client Strategy Manager, overseeing a team responsible for cross border technology sales. In his ... Read the full article

Risk Consulting Partners adds Aynessazian as MD of finance, operations

23rd December 2019

Risk Consulting Partners has announced the appointment of Colleen Aynessazian as its new managing director of finance and operations. Aynessazian will help support the company’s high growth strategy and oversee all financial functions, corporate development, mergers, acquisitions, integrations as well as lead the day-to-day operations of the firm. She brings more than ... Read the full article

Burns & Wilcox adds Michelle Clark to leadership team in Colorado

23rd December 2019

Burns & Wilcox, the North American wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager, has appointed Michelle Clark as Managing Director, based in Denver, Colorado. She joins the company from RT Specialty, where she most recently served as an Executive Vice President and Broker, managing multi-million dollar books of business. Clark has spent more ... Read the full article

AXIS Capital’s Drew Walter joins Ascot to lead Cyber & Commercial E&O

20th December 2019

Ascot has named AXIS Capital’s Drew Walter as Executive Vice President and Head of Cyber & Commercial E&O, based in New York. In his new role, Walter will be tasked with building a business writing cyber as well as technology, media and miscellaneous E&O classes of business. He joins the firm from ... Read the full article

ABI endorses new Bank of England governor Bailey

20th December 2019

Huw Evans, Director General of the Association of British Insurers (ABI), has released a statement endorsing the recent appointment of Andrew Bailey as the new governor of the Bank of England. Bailey, who currently serves as Chief Executive of the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority, will bring a “deep understanding” of regulatory ... Read the full article

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