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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.

BMS Australia names new claims and technical manager, financial lines

15th September 2021

Independent specialist re/insurance broker, BMS has appointed Guy Van Dugteren as national claims and technical manager, financial lines in Australia. BMS has also hired Andrew McKenzie as head of financial lines, Northern Region in Australia. McKenzie and Van Dugteren are based in Brisbane and report to Stuart Davies, head of financial lines ... Read the full article

Marsh Specialty adds leaders to UK Marine & Cargo Practice

15th September 2021

Insurance broker and risk advisor Marsh has announced the appointments of Sarah Dyer as Head of Logistics and Nick Adams as Business Development Leader within Marsh Specialty’s UK Marine & Cargo Practice. Based in London, Dyer will report to Louise Nevill, CEO, UK Marine & Cargo Practice, and Adams will report ... Read the full article

Markel Intl. hires Janita Leu as senior marine underwriter

14th September 2021

Markel International, a subsidiary of the Markel Corporation, has appointed Janita Leu as a senior marine underwriter focusing on Fine Art and Specie insurance. Based in Singapore, Leu will report to Markel Asia’s Director Colin Fordham and work closely with the marine team, both in Asia Pacific and across the wider ... Read the full article

AXA XL promotes Innes to Global Practice Leader, Products & Airports, Aerospace

14th September 2021

AXA XL has promoted Andrew Innes to Global Practice Leader, Products & Airports, Aerospace. Based out of London, Innes will be responsible for strategically developing AXA XL’s global portfolio of aerospace manufacturers, service providers and airports, while also driving global governance, underwriting guidelines and pricing. He brings over 20 years’ experience of ... Read the full article

Markel eyes French market SMEs with Paris office launch

14th September 2021

Specialist insurer Markel has opened a new branch office in Paris to help support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the French market. The move also helps further the firm's longstanding strategy to expand and scale its global footprint in key specialty insurance markets. As a result Markel will partner with a ... Read the full article

LMA adds six new board members

14th September 2021

The Lloyd’s Market Association (LMA) has appointed six new board members, adding expertise in areas such as digital trading, underwriting leadership, strategy, corporate development, data analysis and syndicate management. The new board members include Hugh Brennan, CEO of RenaissanceRe Syndicate Management; Dominick Hoare, Group CUO of Munich Re Syndicate; and Kate ... Read the full article

Tysers set for Middle East expansion with Dubai hires

14th September 2021

Lloyd’s broker Tysers is expanding its presence in Dubai to meet the Middle East's growing demand for insurance expertise. The expansion forms part of Tysers’ wider strategy to drive growth opportunities in international markets, bringing local expertise and the support of an established global broker to what it considers an underserved ... Read the full article

Coface appoints Marcele Lemos to lead LatAm region

13th September 2021

Credit insurer Coface has announced the appointment of Marcele Lemos as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of its Latin America Region. She joins the Executive committee and will report to Xavier Durand, Group CEO. Lemos originally joined the Coface team in 1999 as a Risk Underwriter and was appointed Country Manager ... Read the full article

Cowbell Cyber appoints Chris Reese as head of insurance

13th September 2021

AI-powered cyber insurer Cowbell has appointed Chris Reese as the company's new head of insurance, a role that will see her support business strategy, operations and growth. Reporting to Trent Cooksley, COO, Reese joins from Lockton Companies having served as senior vice president and cyber & technology insurance practice lead. At Lockton, ... Read the full article

AXIS insurance makes three appointments

10th September 2021

AXIS Insurance, the specialty insurance business segment of AXIS Capital Holdings, has made three appointments within its US Renewables team. Becky Nace-Grover joins AXIS as a Senior Underwriter, Kamran Hameed joins as a Cross-Class Underwriter, and German Torres joins as an Underwriter. Their responsibilities will include strengthening new and existing broker and ... Read the full article

NMI promotes Pollitzer to president and CEO

10th September 2021

Mortgage insurance specialist NMI Holdings has appointed Adam Pollitzer, current Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, to President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Pollitzer will also join the company’s Board of Directors upon assuming his new role. He succeeds Claudia Merkle, who will step down as CEO and as a ... Read the full article

Vouch locks in $90mn of new funding, announces WeWork partnership

10th September 2021

Startup insurance platform Vouch has secured $90 million of new funding and revealed their role as the preferred business insurance provider to Brex, Carta, and WeWork customers. The firm has also established its own authorised insurance carrier and expanded its line of products. After two rounds of financing Vouch has secured a ... Read the full article

Rising Edge hires Owen Dacey as Head of Claims

10th September 2021

Rising Edge, a London-based directors’ and officers’ (D&O) Managing General Agent (MGA), has appointed Owen Dacey as Head of Claims. Dacey brings over 10 years of experience managing high value complex D&O claims across the globe and will work as part of the senior management of Rising Edge with responsibility for ... Read the full article

Rokstone promotes Ian Anson to Managing Director

10th September 2021

Rokstone, the international speciality re/insurance MGA part of Aventum Group, has announced the appointment of Ian Anson to Managing Director. Anson joined the group last year as a Portfolio Manager, before which he spent six years at Alesco Risk Management Services. At Alesco, he was initially a placing broker for four years ... Read the full article

New Dawn Risk names Angus Simpson as a non-executive director

10th September 2021

International specialty insurance broker New Dawn Risk has appointed Angus Simpson as a non-executive director. Simpson brings over 35 years of experience within the insurance industry. He has set up two businesses, an insurance broker and a Managing General Agency underwriting specialist personal lines business. Earlier in his career, he was a ... Read the full article

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