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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.

CRC Group makes senior leadership changes

21st October 2020

Specialty insurer, CRC Group has announced changes to the company’s senior leadership team which will come into effect from January 1, 2021. Ron Helveston who is the current CEO of Commercial Solutions will retire, and be succeeded by Mike Brennan currently President, Commercial Solutions. In addition, Neil Kessler currently Chief Operating Officer, ... Read the full article

Whitespace announces new Advisory Board

21st October 2020

Whitespace, the digital e-trading platform for brokers and re/insurers, has announced the establishment of its new Advisory Board. The company's new board brings together Andrew Brooks, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ascot; Stephen Catlin, Chairman and CEO of Convex; Jason Keen, President of Chubb Global Markets; Craig Kingaby, CEO of Meridian ... Read the full article

Hiscox Re & ILS names Kathleen Reardon as CEO

21st October 2020

Specialist insurer and reinsurer Hiscox has announced that Kathleen Reardon is to succeed Mike Krefta as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hiscox Re & ILS, subject to regulatory approval. Reardon most recently served as the CEO of Hamilton Re, the reinsurance arm of Bermuda-based Hamilton Insurance Group. She spent her early ... Read the full article

Gallagher recruits Market Management Director from Zurich

21st October 2020

International re/insurance broker Gallagher has announced the appointment of Nick Price as Market Management Director. Price joins Gallagher from Zurich, where he most recently served as Global Broker Relationship Leader. He has 20 years’ experience in insurance having additionally held roles at leading insurers AIG, RSA and AXA. In his new role, Price ... Read the full article

LSM adds Mandy Macqueen as Chief Digital Transformation Officer

20th October 2020

Liberty Specialty Markets has appointed Mandy Macqueen to the newly created role of Chief Digital Transformation Officer. Mandy brings many years’ experience in major IT and change roles, both in-house and as a consultant. These include managing large IT departments in financial services, including legal and compliance and retail and corporate banking. Macqueen joins ... Read the full article

Apollo adds Richard Panter as head of specie, cargo at Syndicate 1969

20th October 2020

Independent specialist re/insurer Apollo Syndicate Management has added Richard Panter as head of specie and cargo at Apollo Syndicate 1969. Panter brings over 37 years’ experience in the insurance market and reports to Paul Letherbarrow, head of aviation and member of the executive committee. Before joining Apollo, he had been head of fine art ... Read the full article

Aon appoints Graeme Rayner to lead new Alternative Distribution platform

20th October 2020

Global insurance and reinsurance broker, Aon, has launched a new London-based platform that matches underwriting expertise with capacity provision through fronting, MGA / MGU and captive solutions, called Alternative Distribution. The new platform will work with fronting structures and will access capabilities from across the company to make a broad range ... Read the full article

Hippo adds former Marsh CFO to Board

20th October 2020

Hippo, a California-based insurtech focused on US home insurance, has announced the addition of Sandra Wijnberg to its Board of Directors. Wijnberg was previously the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Marsh & McLennan Companies, and also worked as a Partner, Chief Administrative Officer and member of the Board of Aquiline Holdings. At ... Read the full article

HDI Global hires Alexander Wiebe from AXA

19th October 2020

Specialty insurer, HDI Global Specialty SE has announced the appointment of Alexander Wiebe from AXA, as the insurer intends to enter the German Fine Art and high net worth insurance market. Weibe joins the insurer as Head of Fine Art & Lifestyle Continental Europe and Managing Director of HDI Global Specialty ... Read the full article

Echo Re adds Tim Griffiths as Head of Marine & Energy

19th October 2020

Zurich-based Echo Reinsurance Limited has announced the appointment of Tim Griffiths as its new Head of Marine & Energy, effective October 5th, 2020. Griffiths brings more than three decades of experience in marine, energy and aviation lines of business to the company. During his career, he has spent time at the Lloyd’s ... Read the full article

Gallagher to add Ian Kerton as partner within motor, specialty

19th October 2020

Specialist reinsurance broker Gallagher Re is set to add Ian Kerton to its Motor & Casualty division as a partner. Kerton will take on his new role in April 2021, bringing 27 years’ treaty reinsurance market experience. He joins from Guy Carpenter, where he has led the UK Property & Casualty team since ... Read the full article

Elementum adds Shabnam Ahmed to Bermuda office as SVP, Underwriting

19th October 2020

Alternative investment manager Elementum Advisors has added Shabnam Ahmed to its Bermuda office as Senior Vice President, Underwriting. Ahmed will support Elementum's portfolio construction efforts as well as participate in the training and education of the next generation of the company's underwriters. She most recently served as Vice President & Head of ... Read the full article

DUAL to deploy Hyperion underwriting capital, hires CUO

19th October 2020

DUAL, the underwriting arm of Hyperion Insurance Group, has announced its intention to deploy group underwriting capital alongside its existing capacity providers. At the same time, DUAL has announced the addition of Alan Telford as Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO), effective from November 1st. Telford will report to Richard Clapham, who currently holds ... Read the full article

Olympus Insurance parent Gemini adds John Rollins as CFO

16th October 2020

Gemini Financial Holdings, the parent of Olympus Insurance Company, has announced the appointment of John Rollins as Chief Financial Officer. Rollins brings 30 years' experience to the role and most recently served as a principal and consulting actuary at Milliman. He has served as Chief Risk Officer for three coastal property insurers, ... Read the full article

LSM names Underwriting Manager for Affinity & Program Business

16th October 2020

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has announced the appointment of Valérie Baucher to the newly created role of Underwriting Manager Affinity and Program Business for Europe. Baucher will be responsible for the underwriting performance and governance in LSM’s new Affinity and Program Business (A&PB) model and ... Read the full article

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