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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.

Markel names Brenton Slade President Of Lodgepine Capital

20th September 2019

Re/insurance holding company Markel Corporation has announced the appointment of Brenton Slade as President of its new retrocessional reinsurance ILS fund management unit, Lodgepine Capital Management Limited. Slade joins from Hamilton Capital Partners, where he served as a Senior Vice President. Before that he was Chief Operating Officer for the Horseshoe ... Read the full article

QBE North America adds Charles Cygal as Head of Surety

19th September 2019

QBE North America has announced the appointment of Charles Cygal as Head of Surety, effective immediately. Cygal brings 20 years’ experience to the role and joins from Ironshore Insurance Services where for almost a decade he served as the Vice President of Surety, Political Risk and Trade Credit. Before that, he held ... Read the full article

RFIB Hong Kong Limited receives authorisation, Warwick named CEO

19th September 2019

Global insurance and reinsurance broker, RFIB Group Limited, has revealed that its Hong Kong subsidiary has been admitted as a member of the Hong Kong Confederation of Insurance Brokers, and has been approved to transact general insurance business. Stephen Warwick, who joined RFIB in January of this year from Hong ... Read the full article

Ascent, Cove adds Paul Western as CUO

18th September 2019

Cyber and specialty lines managing general agent Ascent Underwriting and Cove Programs, a US construction-focused MGA, has appointed Paul Western as group Chief Underwriting Officer. Effective October 7, Western will oversee the direction, leadership and management of the group’s underwriting and business lines . He joins from MS Amlin, where he served ... Read the full article

Alliant hires John Riley as VP within Northeast P&C team

18th September 2019

US specialty insurance brokerage firm Alliant Insurance Services has announced the appointment of John Riley as Vice President (VP) within its White Plains, NY office. As part of Alliant’s Northeast P&C team, he will service a portfolio of clients with operations in the Northeast and across the globe. Prior to joining the ... Read the full article

Berkshire (BHSI) adds claims, product line leaders in France

18th September 2019

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company (BHSI), a division of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, has announced a series of leadership changes within its team in France. Katell Pouliquen joins as Head of Claims, Louis du Ché as Head of Property and Ludovic Ruiller as Head of Environmental. Pouliquen, who brings over 15 years’ ... Read the full article

INSHUR adds Uber’s Simon Logan to senior team

18th September 2019

INSHUR, the Munich Re-backed provider of commercial auto insurance, has announced the appointment of Simon Logan as Vice President of Commercial & Legal. Logan previously served as former Legal Director of Insurance, EMEA at Uber, which INSHUR partnered with back in May 2019. INSHUR said that the appointment would help to ... Read the full article

David Sansom confirmed as Lloyd’s Chief Risk Officer, Annette Andrews departs

18th September 2019

Lloyd's of London, the specialist insurance and reinsurance marketplace, has confirmed the appointment of David Sansom as Chief Risk Officer (CRO), subject to regulatory approval. In his new role, Sansom's remit includes all areas of risk management within Lloyd's, and also oversight for market-level risks. Sansom was formerly Director of Financial Services ... Read the full article

AXA XL adds Edward Moeller to political risk, credit & bond team

18th September 2019

AXA XL, the property and casualty and specialty risk division of AXA, has appointed Edward Moeller to its Political Risk, Credit and Bond team. In this senior underwriter role Moeller will oversee the development and maintenance of customer and broker relationships, while also taking responsibility for growing new business in targeted ... Read the full article

Gallagher adds Steve Wilkinson to aerospace practice as Head of Claims

18th September 2019

Re/insurance broker Gallagher has announced the appointment of Steve Wilkinson as Head of Claims within its global aerospace practice, effective immediately. Wilkinson is an industry veteran with more than 40 years’ experience, and has handled many high-profile, complex aviation claims during his career. Most recently, he held the position of Managing Director ... Read the full article

Trust Re announces formation of new Executive Committee

17th September 2019

Bahrain domiciled reinsurer, Trust Re has announced the formation of its new Executive Committee, which is part of the firm's strategic commitment to drive growth and value for both clients and shareholders. Regional reinsurer Trust Re's Executive Committee is to be led by Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Talal Al Zain. The ... Read the full article

BMS reorganises US reinsurance actuarial, analytics team

17th September 2019

Specialist insurance and reinsurance broker, BMS Group, has revealed some management changes within its US reinsurance actuarial and analytics team. The independent specialist re/insurance brokerage has announced that as part of the reorganisation, Chief Actuary, Dave Spiegler is to retire at the end of 2019 after a long career. Following his ... Read the full article

Gen Re’s Paul Houska joins Holborn as SVP, Kansas City branch

17th September 2019

U.S. domiciled reinsurance broker, Holborn Corporation has announced the addition of Paul Houska as a Senior Vice President (SVP) in its Kansas City office, effective immediately. Houska brings more than 30 years of reinsurance industry experience to the role, and will take on responsibility for the enhancement of the reinsurance broker's ... Read the full article

AXIS Insurance Chief Claims Officer to retire, successor announced

17th September 2019

AXIS Insurance, the insurance business segment of AXIS Capital, has announced that its Chief Claims Officer David Hayward will be retiring in March 2020 after 17 years at the company. After the six month transition period he will be succeeded by current head of North American Claims Michael Baumel, who has ... Read the full article

Insurdata recruits Head of Client Success from Allianz

17th September 2019

Insurdata, an insurtech firm specialising in peril-specific exposure and risk data, has announced the appointment of Rosina Smith to the newly created role of Head of Client Success. Smith joins Insurdata from Allianz, where she most recently served as Acting Head of Commercial Lines Pricing in the UK. She spent seven years ... Read the full article