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Hamilton appoints Clay Rhoades to lead MGA efforts in US

19th January 2021

Bermuda-based re/insurer Hamilton has today announced the appointment of Clay Rhoades as President, Hamilton Managing General Agency Americas. Rhoades will report to Hamilton Chief Executive Officer Pina Albo and joins her group executive team. He arrives from Kinsale Insurance where he served as SVP of Commercial Property/Inland Marine. Before that he spent time as ... Read the full article

Dominic Peters hired as underwriter for Syndicate 1729

19th January 2021

Dale Underwriting Partners has appointed Dominic Peters as an active underwriter for Syndicate 1729. He will join on 18 January as his role is subject to regulatory approval. Duncan Dale, who has served as active underwriter since 2014 and remains chief executive said: “Dom is a great addition to our talented team. ... Read the full article

AXA XL’s Elaine Scully named Hamilton Re SVP, head of casualty

19th January 2021

Bermuda-based re/insurer Hamilton has announced the appointment of Elaine Scully as Senior Vice President, Head of Casualty Insurance within Hamilton Re. Scully reports to Tim Duffin, Hamilton Re Chief Underwriting Officer and will be based in Bermuda. She is due to join in mid-February. “We're committed to the excess casualty insurance space in ... Read the full article

Marsh UK appoints Tom Colraine as Chairman

19th January 2021

Marsh UK, a division of global insurance brokerage Marsh, has appointed Tom Colraine, who has been a non-executive director of the business since 2018, as Chairman, succeeding Jane Barker. Colraine has experience as a non-executive director, including as Chair of Hastings Group Holdings and the Compre Group, as well as chairing ... Read the full article

Robus Guernsey hires Justin Upson as Director

19th January 2021

Insurance management, fiduciary and financial advisory group Robus has appointed Justin Upson as Director of the Guernsey office. Upson will lead Robus’ Protected Cell Company (PCC) providing innovative solutions to Robus clients, as well as being the client lead for Robus’ PCC. He will also have operational responsibilities for a number of ... Read the full article

Everest Re appoints Mariza Costa as VP, Investor & Rating Agency Relations

18th January 2021

Bermuda-based reinsurer Everest Re Group has appointed Mariza Costa as Vice President (VP) of Investor and Rating Agency Relations, based in the company’s US Headquarters in Warren, New Jersey. Read the full article

Simon Behagg takes over as Gallagher Re CEO

18th January 2021

Gallagher has announced the appointment of Simon Behagg as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of its global reinsurance business, Gallagher Re. From February 2021, Behagg will take over the role from current CEO Rupert Swallow, who has headed Gallagher Re for the past seven years and was a founding partner of the ... Read the full article

Aon adds Jennifer Law to Asia Pacific Capital Advisory Unit

18th January 2021

Re/insurance broker Aon has added Jennifer Law to its Asia Pacific Capital Advisory unit, within Reinsurance Solutions. Law reports to Rupert Moore, Chief Executive Officer of Japan for Reinsurance Solutions. She will work with insurance clients across Asia Pacific on strategies designed to improve their capital through the utilisation of Aon’s products ... Read the full article

Palomar hires Mark Brose as CTO

15th January 2021

California-based insurance holding company Palomar Holdings has appointed Mark Brose as Chief Technology Officer. Brose will report directly to Britt Morries, Palomar’s Chief Operating Officer, who assumed the role in September last year. He most recently served as Vice President of Engineering at Agosto, a cloud services and development company. Prior to this ... Read the full article

Chubb names HSBC’s Enns as CFO as Bancroft announces retirement

15th January 2021

The Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Chubb Group, Philip Bancroft, is to retire from the company after 19 years of service and will be succeeded by HSBC's Peter Enns. Bancroft will retire from Chubb on July 1st, 2021 and is expected to remain with the re/insurer ... Read the full article

Concirrus bolsters executive team with two hires

15th January 2021

Insurtech firm Concirrus has added Mike Davies and Oliver Miloschewsky to its executive team as part of the expansion of its commercial offering in Asia. Both hires have more than 40 years of combined experience working in the global marine insurance market and have extensive experience the marine market. Previously holding senior ... Read the full article

Markel hires Tom Williams as Environmental Product Line Leader

15th January 2021

Financial holding company Markel Corporation has appointed Tom Williams as Environmental Product Line Leader, where he will lead the environmental team for the Markel Specialty division. Williams previously worked at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, where he was the environmental practice group leader for five years. Prior to this, he worked for ... Read the full article

AXA XL names Pamela Rosado general counsel

15th January 2021

AXA XL has announced the appointment of Pamela Rosado as General Counsel, effective February 8. Rosado reports to AXA XL Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Scott Gunter and will be based in New York. She takes on the role from Anthony Recine, who served as interim General Counsel and who will now return ... Read the full article

Howden to launch Australian broking operation

14th January 2021

International insurance broker Howden is entering a strategic partnership with insurance intermediary network Steadfast that will see the creation of an Australian broking operation. The partnership will also look to support Steadfast’s London Market broking requirements. Meanwhile, Howden in Australia will join Steadfast’s network - the country's largest general insurance platform - in ... Read the full article

MS Amlin SE names Sandra van der Wielen head of HR

14th January 2021

MS Amlin Insurance SE has announced the appointment of Sandra van der Wielen as head of Human Resources. Wielen brings over two decade's experience in HR management and for the last 10 years served as Head of HR at Merck for Belgium, Netherlands and Luxemburg, extended to the Nordic countries two years ... Read the full article

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