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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.

Henry Lawrence named as a Managing Director of GC Fac UK

13th July 2020

Guy Carpenter, the global reinsurance arm of brokerage Marsh, has announced the appointment of Henry Lawrence as a Managing Director of GC Fac UK, effective August 17th. In this newly created role, Lawrence will be responsible for the U.S. region at GC Fac UK. The reinsurance broker explains that this new ... Read the full article

Catherine Barton appointed CFO of AIG’s Talbot Underwriting

10th July 2020

Catherine Barton has been unveiled as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Lloyd's of London syndicate Talbot Underwriting Ltd, an AIG company. Barton's appointment is effective September 28th, 2020 and she will also join the Talbot Board, subject to regulatory approval. She succeeds Nigel Wachman, who retires from Talbot in ... Read the full article

Everest Insurance adds Louis Manger as Head of Casualty Claims

10th July 2020

Everest Insurance has announced that Louis Manger has joined the company as Head of Casualty Claims. In this role Manger will lead all facets of Casualty claims, including all direct-handled and TPA-administered claims. He will be based in Liberty Corner, NJ. Manger joins from Blackboard Insurance where he served as Chief Claims Officer. Prior ... Read the full article

AXA XL’s Sean McGovern joins the LMG board

10th July 2020

The London Market Group (LMG) has today announced the addition of Sean McGovern to its board, replacing Sinéad Browne, who recently served as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty (AGCS) UK. McGovern was recently confirmed as the permanent CEO UK & Lloyd's market at AXA ... Read the full article

Liberty Specialty Markets promotes O’Neill to CUO, Commercial

10th July 2020

Liberty Specialty Markets, a division of insurer and reinsurer Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has promoted Melanie O'Neill to Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) of its Commercial arm. O'Neill previously served as Head of Professional Lines at the company and takes up her new role with immediate effect. She takes over as CUO of ... Read the full article

RenRe CEO O’Donnell takes control of Ventures as Dutt departs

10th July 2020

Bermuda domiciled reinsurer RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (RenRe) has revealed that Aditya Dutt, Senior Vice President of Ventures, is to leave the company to pursue a new opportunity. As a result of Dutt's departure, RenRe's Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Kevin O'Donnell, will assume responsibility for the firm's third-party reinsurance capital and joint-venture ... Read the full article

HDI Global SE adds two hires to UK Motor Fleet team

10th July 2020

Primary commercial specialist HDI Global SE has announced the appointments of Philip Healy and Dron Kyle to its UK Motor Fleet team. Healy joins HDI as Senior Motor Fleet Underwriter and Team Leader following time at Aon, where he was a placing broker in the UK & Ireland facultative Motor Reinsurance ... Read the full article

QBE North America adds Toria Lessman to SVP role

9th July 2020

QBE North America has announced the appointment of Toria Lessman as Senior Vice President, Head of Professional Lines and Industry Verticals. Lessman had most recently been serving as Head of Transactional Liability, a key business line in the Professional Lines portfolio. In her new role, she will assume responsibility for evaluating the ... Read the full article

Ken Randall to retire from R&Q in March 2021

9th July 2020

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd. (R&Q) has confirmed that Ken Randall, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of the firm, has notified the Board of his intention to retire as Executive Chairman and step down as a Director with effect March 31st, 2021. It was revealed in early January 2020 that ... Read the full article

Clyde & Co adds Ian Birdsey to cyber team

9th July 2020

Global law firm Clyde & Co has expanded its global cyber risk offering with the appointment of Ian Birdsey as a partner in London. Birdsey joins from Pinsent Masons, where he was Global Head of Cyber and led the development of the firm's practice over eight years. He has more than a ... Read the full article

Raja Balasuriya takes over from Grahame Chilton as Chair of Capsicum Re

9th July 2020

Specialist reinsurance brokerage Capsicum Re has announced that co-founder, Raja Balasuriya, has been appointed as Chairman, taking over from fellow Capsicum Re founder, Grahame Chilton. Balasuriya served as Capsicum Re's first ever Managing Partner from 2014 and, alongside his partners, has led and grown its UK Motor & Liability unit since ... Read the full article

Pen Underwriting targets £1bn premium in new strategy

9th July 2020

Multi-territory managing general agent Pen Underwriting has announced a new strategy to target £1 billion in gross written premium. As part of this goal, Nick Wright will take on the newly created role of Chief Business Development Officer (CDO), with a focus on investing in M&A, talent and innovation. “Now more than ... Read the full article

NFP adds duo to specialty team

9th July 2020

Re/insurance broker NFP has announced the additions of Akhil Chopra and Elissa Doroff its specialty team. Chopra brings 20 years of cyber and professional liability experience that includes serving as cyber practice leader for Marsh. As managing director and head of NFP's cyber and network security specialty team, he will drive new ... Read the full article

QIC Global promotes Alexander Craggs to CEO at Antares

8th July 2020

QIC Global, the international specialty re/insurance arm of Qatar Insurance Group, has named Alexander Craggs as acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Jim Lye as Active Underwriter, respectively, at Antares Syndicate 1274, effective July 7th, 2020. In their new roles, Craggs will report to Michael van der Straaten, Chief Executive Officer ... Read the full article

Topsail Re adds Jake Colbert as VP of Underwriting

8th July 2020

Cayman Islands-based Topsail Re has announced the appointment of Jake Colbert as Vice President of Underwriting. Colbert's responsibilities include underwriting, marketing and account management. He has more than ten years of experience in reinsurance underwriting and brokerage operations and most recently was an underwriter at Arch Reinsurance. Before that, he worked at Aon for ... Read the full article