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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.

MyLotto24’s Blerina Essen joins RISQ’s hedging and reinsurance team

12th September 2019

RISQ, which provides liquidity, pricing and risk management to the gaming industry, has announced the addition of Blerina Essen to its hedging and reinsurance team as a risk and strategy consultant. Essen is the Managing Director of MyLotto24, a lottery company which is owned by Zeal Group and which is active ... Read the full article

Suncorp appoints Steve Johnston as Group CEO

11th September 2019

Australian primary insurer Suncorp Group has announced the appointment of Steve Johnston as Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective immediately. He succeeds Michael Cameron, whose departure was announced back in May 2019. He held the role for nearly four years. Johnston has been serving as acting CEO of Suncorp since that ... Read the full article

Edward Flanagan joins Risk Strategies as New England Regional Leader

11th September 2019

Expanding U.S. insurance brokerage, Risk Strategies has announced the appointment of Edward Flanagan from Arthur J. Gallagher as New England Regional Operations Leader. Flanagan succeeds John Scroope, who has been promoted to National Director of Retail Operations, a newly created role. He brings three decades of industry experience to the role and ... Read the full article

David Perez takes North American CUO role at Liberty Mutual’s GRS unit

11th September 2019

Liberty Mutual Insurance has announced the appointment of David Perez as Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO), North America for Global Risk Solutions (GRS). GRS is a Liberty Mutual business that focuses on global commercial and specialty lines of insurance and reinsurance. Perez has been with Liberty Mutual since 2012, most recently as Executive ... Read the full article

BMS adds Neil Prior as Director of Global Risks division

11th September 2019

Independent specialist re/insurance brokerage BMS Group has announced the appointment of Neil Prior as Director in its Global Risks division. Prior, who brings over 30 years’ experience to the role, joins from Priority Underwriting, a company he Co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer. Reporting to BMS Managing Director Ian Gormley, he ... Read the full article

TigerRisk hires new COO from Third Point Re

11th September 2019

Reinsurance broker TigerRisk Partners LLC has announced the appointment of Manoj Gupta as Chief Operating Officer (COO), based in New York. Prior to joining TigerRisk, Gupta was President of Third Point Reinsurance Ltd.’s US subsidiary. He held several senior level positions during his time at Third Point Re, including as Head of ... Read the full article

Marsh appoints Andy Smith as Chairman, CEO of UK Aviation practice

10th September 2019

Global re/insurance brokerage Marsh has announced the appointment of Andy Smith as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of its UK Aviation Practice within Marsh JLT Specialty. He will be based in London and reports to Paul Moody, UK CEO, Marsh JLT Specialty, and Simon Harker, Global Head of Aviation, Marsh JLT ... Read the full article

Sirius Group names Florian Boecker as Head of Life Reinsurance

10th September 2019

Sirius Group, the global multi-line re/insurer, has announced the appointment of Florian Boecker to the newly created role of Head of Life Reinsurance. Boecker most recently served as Chief Solutions Officer for Life & Health at PartnerRe, based in Zurich. He has more than two decades of experience as an actuary and ... Read the full article

Beazley bolsters healthcare team with underwriter Andrew Page

10th September 2019

Specialist insurer Beazley has appointed Andrew Page to its international healthcare team to write a range of international miscellaneous medical risks outside the US. He joins from Beazley’s political, accident & contingency team, where for more than eight years he underwrote political violence risks in both Singapore and London. Page will now ... Read the full article

Gallagher adds Brent Kruger as UK CIO

10th September 2019

Global insurance brokerage Gallagher has announced the appointment of Brent Kruger as UK Chief Information Officer, a role he will take up in early November. Kruger, who brings over 25 years’ experience to the role, will be responsible for setting the strategic direction of the firm’s UK technology division. He joins from ... Read the full article

Hudson Insurance recruits head of wholesale casualty unit from Navigators

10th September 2019

Hudson Insurance Group has appointed of Joseph Savarese to lead its wholesale casualty business unit, encompassing both primary general liability and excess liability. Savarese most recently served as president of the primary casualty department at Navigators Specialty Insurance Company. He has decades of experience in the industry, with previous roles covering primary ... Read the full article

New Dawn Risk hires Dermot Dick as Head of Treaty Production

10th September 2019

New Dawn Risk Group Limited, an independent specialist intermediary for non-marine liability and specialty insurance and reinsurance, has announced the appointment of Dermot Dick as Head of Treaty Production. Prior to joining New Dawn, Dick was Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) at Emirates International. He has also previously served as Senior Vice President ... Read the full article

BMS adds Holtmeier as Chief Strategy officer of US reinsurance

9th September 2019

Independent specialist re/insurance broker BMS Group has announced the appointment of Gregg Holtmeier as Chief Strategy officer of the firm’s US reinsurance operations. Holtmeier, who joins with over 20 years’ experience in the sector, will report to US reinsurance Chief Executive Officer, Steve Korducki. Effective immediately, Holtmeier will join the BMS US ... Read the full article

Liberty Specialty Markets names President of US, Bermuda & LatAm

9th September 2019

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), a division of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has announced the appointment of Alexander Montoya as President of LSM – US, Bermuda and LatAm, effective immediately. Montoya has served as President of Liberty International Underwriters (LIU) Latin America for the past four years, where he was responsible for ... Read the full article

Markel recruits Senior Surety Underwriter from Travelers

9th September 2019

Specialist insurer Markel International has announced the appointment of Jonathan Finch as Senior Underwriter in its surety team in London. He joins Markel from Travelers Insurance Company Limited, where he also served as a senior surety underwriter. Finch has more than 25 years of experience as a surety professional and has worked ... Read the full article