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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.

SCOR adds Adrien Couret to Board of Directors

9th November 2020

Global insurer and reinsurer SCOR has announced that Adrien Couret, Chief Executive Officer of the Macif group, has been made a Director. This decision was made by the current Board of Directors on 5th November and follows Jean-Marc Raby’s resignation from the SCOR Board to pursue other interests. Couret’s new position takes ... Read the full article

Swiss Re adds Matthias Meyenhofer to Reinsurance EMEA

6th November 2020

Matthias Meyenhofer has joined Swiss Re's Reinsurance EMEA division as Head of Large P&C Transactions Continental Europe, effective from November 1st. In his new role, Meyenhofer will be based in Zurich and will report to Nikhil da Victoria Lobo, Head Western & Southern Europe, and will also work closely with the ... Read the full article

Howden adds Jane Bennett to Financial Lines practice

6th November 2020

Independent insurance broker Howden has added Jane Bennett to its Financial Lines practice. Bennett brings over 30 years’ to the role and joins in November as a Senior Advisor. Howden’s Financial Lines practice provides insurance broking and risk management services across the Financial and Professional services sectors. The division has over 330 people ... Read the full article

AXA XL appoints Welton to key CUO role

5th November 2020

AXA XL has announced the appointment of Peter Welton as Chief Underwriting Officer, Marine, Energy & Aerospace, UK & Lloyd’s market. Welton will look to develop and execute the underwriting strategy for the UK marine, energy & aerospace books and optimising product offering and profitability. The new role will see him lead ... Read the full article

Marsh names Tony Ambrose as Deputy CEO for UK Aviation

5th November 2020

Re/insurance broker Marsh has announced the appointment of Tony Ambrose as Deputy CEO, Aviation, Marsh JLT Specialty, effective immediately. Currently a Managing Director within Marsh’s Aviation Practice in London, Ambrose will remain based in London and report to Andy Smith, UK Chairman and CEO, Aviation. In this newly created role, Ambrose will ... Read the full article

ArgoGlobal adds StarStone underwriters to Political Violence & War team

5th November 2020

Lloyd's of London insurer and Argo Group subsidiary ArgoGlobal has announced the additions of Henry Gillingham as political violence and war class underwriter, Chris Marsh as underwriter, and Chris Sparrow as underwriting assistant. All three were recruited from Starstone and will take up their new roles with immediate effect. Marsh and Sparrow ... Read the full article

RLI Corp promotes two product leaders to VP

4th November 2020

US property and casualty insurer RLI Corp. has announced that it has promoted two product leaders to Vice President, both roles will take place effective immediately. Blake A. Ahrens, Assistant Vice President, Marine has been promoted to Vice President, Inland Marine. In his new role, he will continue to lead RLI’s ... Read the full article

BMS appoints new chairman of Australian affinity business

4th November 2020

Specialist insurance and reinsurance broker, BMS Group, has announced the appointment of Cris Massis as Chairman of the firm's expansive Australian affinity business. Massis adds significant association leadership and member value expertise to BMS Australia’s Affinity clients. Effective November 1st, 2020, he will be based in Melbourne with a focus on growing ... Read the full article

Brian Green joins Topsail Re as General Counsel & Head of Claims

3rd November 2020

Cayman Islands-based reinsurer Topsail Re has announced the addition of Brian Green as General Counsel & Head of Claims. Green joins Topsail Re from Ascot, where he most recently served as General Counsel and Secretary, North America. He spent two years in this New York based role and helped Ascot to launch ... Read the full article

Howden Specialty launches new Sustainable Energy practice

3rd November 2020

Howden Specialty has announced the launch of its new Sustainable Energy practice along with several significant new hires as part of its strategy to become the global market leader in the sector. The team is led by Deborah Duss and is mainly based in London whilst expanding its geographical footprint with ... Read the full article

Heritage names Ernie Garateix as CEO

3rd November 2020

Florida headquartered property casualty insurance holding company, Heritage Insurance Holdings, Inc., has announced the promotion of Ernie Garateix to CEO. Garateix, who currently serves as Heritage’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), will also join the company’s Board of Directors. He will take over from Heritage’s co-founder, Bruce Lucas, who is set to retire ... Read the full article

AXIS adds trio to US renewable energy team

3rd November 2020

AXIS Insurance, the specialty insurance business segment of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, has announced the addition of three underwriters to its US Renewable Energy Team. Kristopher Williams and Melissa Marsh have both joined the team as Renewable Energy Underwriters, while Kevin Motta has joined as an Assistant Underwriter. All three will focus ... Read the full article

Chubb names Jason Luyt as CUO for International A&H

3rd November 2020

Global re/insurer Chubb has announced the appointment of Jason Luyt as Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer, International Accident & Health (IAH). He is currently serving as Chief Underwriter for the division's leisure travel and direct market business until his appointment comes into place on 1st January. In his new role, ... Read the full article

Kingstone Companies hires Sarah Chen as Chief Actuary

2nd November 2020

P&C insurer Kingstone Companies has announced that Sarah Chen has joined the company as Chief Actuary. In this role, Chen is a key member of the Company's senior leadership team, responsible for leading the reserving, pricing, financial planning, reporting and analysis, and reinsurance management functions of the company. She has over a ... Read the full article

The Hartford adds Donna James to its board

2nd November 2020

Property and casualty insurer The Hartford has announced the addition of Donna James to its board of directors. Effective February 17, 2021, she will serve on the board’s Finance, Investment and Risk Management Committee. James is president and CEO of Lardon & Associates, a business-advisory firm specializing in corporate governance, new business ... Read the full article