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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.

Stephen Catlin joins Motive Partners as Global Advisory Council member

5th June 2019

Motive Partners, an investment firm focused on technology companies in the financial services industry, has announced that Stephen Catlin has been appointed as a member of its Global Advisory Council. Catlin was the Founder and CEO of Catlin Group, the specialty insurance and reinsurance company that was acquired by XL Group ... Read the full article

Risk modeller Kovrr adds Lloyd’s of London’s David Clouston to Advisory Board

4th June 2019

Israel-headquartered cyber risk modeller Kovrr has added David Clouston to its Advisory Board. Clouston previously served as interim Head of Catastrophe Risk at Lloyd’s of London and currently advises multiple global firms on exposure management processes and cyber strategy. His previous roles have included underwriter, broker, reinsurance buyer, IT systems, and run-off ... Read the full article

Markel appoints Chubb’s Proferes to professional liability underwriting role

4th June 2019

Re/insurance holding company Markel Corporation has announced the appointment of James Proferes as Executive Underwriting Officer for Global Professional Liability. Proferes joins from Chubb, where he worked for close to three decades across a number of executive roles in the professional lines markets. Reporting to Executive Vice President and CUO Robin Russo, ... Read the full article

Everest Insurance expands Professional Liability team with trio of hires

4th June 2019

Everest Insurance, a division of Bermuda-based reinsurer Everest Re, has announced the addition of three new members to its Professional Liability group. This segment, which operates within the Everest Insurance Financial Lines unit, provides coverage for architects and engineers, lawyers, accountants, as well as miscellaneous professional liability. Brittany Lannan joins the Lawyers ... Read the full article

HDI Global Specialty names Waters Global Head of Distribution and Business Development

3rd June 2019

HDI Global Specialty SE, the specialty lines insurer launched as a collaborative venture between Hannover Re and HDI Global, has named Alan Waters as its Global Head of Distribution and Business Development, effective immediately. In this newly created role, which has been established to support the firm's growth and also the ... Read the full article

WTW adds Augusto Hidalgo as Head of CSP in South East Asia

31st May 2019

Global re/insurance brokerage Willis Towers Watson has announced the appointment Augusto Hidalgo as Head of the Capital, Science and Policy (CSP) in South East Asia. He joins from the National Reinsurance Corporation of the Philippines, where he served for five years as Chief Executive Officer. During his time there Hidalgo built specialist ... Read the full article

Dunleavy named CUO of Aspen Re as Issavi joins Ryan Specialty

30th May 2019

Emil Issavi, previously the President, Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) and Managing Director of the Americas, Aspen Reinsurance, is leaving the firm to join Ryan Specialty Group (RSG) and its subsidiaries RSG Underwriting Managers, LLC and Ryan Re Underwriting Managers, LLC as Senior Executive. The announcement from Aspen Insurance Holdings and RSG ... Read the full article

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions adds Zurich VP Johnston to Canada division

30th May 2019

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, the commercial insurance arm of reinsurance giant Swiss Re Group, has announced the appointment of Tyler Johnston as Head of Financial & Professional Services and Casualty Canada, effective June 24. Based in Toronto, Johnston will be responsible for growth, strategy and underwriting of the Financial & Professional ... Read the full article

HDI Global Specialty adds Karen Frazer to delegated authority team

29th May 2019

HDI Global Specialty SE, the recently launched collaborative specialty insurance venture between HDI Global and Hannover Re, has appointed Karen Frazer to its London based U.S delegated authority underwriting team. Frazer joins with immediate effect from Lloyd’s Syndicate Starstone, where she underwrote U.S open market and delegated authority business. Prior to this ... Read the full article

Maiden Re-backed insurtech Betterview closes $4.5m funding round

28th May 2019

Betterview, an insurtech startup backed by Munich Re and Maiden Re, has announced the close of a $4.5 million Series A, bringing the company’s total funding to $10 million. The company, founded in 2014, started off as a drone-based property inspection platform and service. In late 2017, Betterview started building a new ... Read the full article

RenRe’s Isikoff joins AXIS Capital as Chief Information Security Officer

28th May 2019

Kelly Isikoff has joined AXIS Capital Holdings from RenaissanceRe as the firm's new Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), reporting to Global Chief Information Officer (CIO), Keith Schlosser. Based in the firm's New York office, Isikoff will take responsibility for the oversight of AXIS Capital's enterprise-wide information security strategies, as well as collaborating with ... Read the full article

Suncorp announces CEO departure

28th May 2019

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director of Suncorp, Michael Cameron, is set to leave the company after nearly four years in the role. The Chairman of the Australian insurer, Christine McLoughlin, noted that while Cameron had made a "significant contribution", now was the "right time for change." Cameron had held the ... Read the full article

Lockton appoints Jane Baron to lead Birmingham office

28th May 2019

Re/insurance broker Lockton has announced the appointment of Jane Baron as Head of its Birmingham office. She joins with over 25 years' industry experience, having served at Marsh and Willis Towers Watson in senior client management roles. Baron in her new role will provide leadership at a time of planned growth in ... Read the full article

AmWINS adds Lead Underwriter for Property Specialty at Unicorn Underwriting

24th May 2019

Global specialty insurance provider AmWINS has announced the appointment of Matt Edwards as Lead Underwriter for Property Specialty in its London-based MGA Unicorn Underwriting. He will lead a fourth division of Unicorn, Unicorn Property Specialty, and will focus on writing property insurance for small to medium size businesses and high value ... Read the full article

Lockton names Richard Barraclough as Head of Corporate in Manchester

24th May 2019

Re/insurance broker Lockton has announced the appointment of Richard Barraclough to the position of Head of Corporate at its Manchester office as it looks to grow its presence in the North England. Barraclough joins Lockton from AJ Gallagher in Yorkshire, where he most recently led its Leeds, Sheffield and Wakefield offices ... Read the full article