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Insurance and reinsurance industry hiring, appointments and people moves news and announcements. Covering key hires and people moves across the global reinsurance, commercial and specialty insurance markets.

Global Risk Partners appoints Mike Bruce as Group Managing Director

17th December 2018

Global Risk Partners, an investment vehicle aimed at insurance brokers and managing general agents, has appointed Mike Bruce to the newly-created role of Group Managing Director. Bruce was appointed Chief Executive Officer, Broking in 2015 and has since overseen a a rapid and accelerating growth curve, with the Broking Division completing ... Read the full article

Swiss Re appoints Mark Hodges to lead ReAssure into planned IPO

17th December 2018

Swiss Re has appointed Mark Hodges as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of its UK closed book business, ReAssure, as it continues to explore options for a potential initial public offering (IPO) in 2019. Hodges, who is currently CEO of the Consumer division at British energy and services company Centrica, will be tasked ... Read the full article

Hiscox appoints Bob Thaker CEO of UK business

17th December 2018

Specialist global insurer Hiscox has appointed Bob Thaker as its new UK Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective March 2019. Thaker has been with the company since 2010 and held a number of senior roles during that time, having joined as Head of Strategy before going on to serve as Group Chief ... Read the full article

BMS adds George Bowring and Kian Wookey to Bermuda team

17th December 2018

Independent specialist re/insurance broker BMS Group has expanded its Bermuda market operations with the appointments of George Bowring from Price Forbes and Kian Wookey from JLT. The new hires come as part of a build out of BMS’s Bermuda operations and will focus on North American liability and property, respectively. Bowring most ... Read the full article

Former Everest Exec Michael Kerner appointed CEO, Munich Re Specialty Insurance

17th December 2018

The U.S branch of global reinsurance firm Munich Re has appointed Michael Kerner as Chief Executive Officer for Munich Re Specialty Insurance, a new commercial insurance unit in North America. Reporting to Tony Kuczinski, President and CEO, Munich Re, U.S, Kerner will have oversight for uniting several Munich Re Group business ... Read the full article

MarketScout adds Eduardo Crema as a Production Underwriter

14th December 2018

MarketScout, an insurance distribution and underwriting company headquartered in Dallas, Texas, has expanded its Private Client Solutions team with the addition of Eduardo Crema as a Production Underwriter. Crema has close to 10 years’ experience in the personal lines insurance business working as a wholesale agent/MGA and brings with him extensive ... Read the full article

Ascot adds Chris Johnson, Jocelyne Factor from Navigators

14th December 2018

Ascot, a Bermuda-headquartered re/insurance firm, has announced the appointment of Chris Johnson and Jocelyne Factor as Underwriters in its U.S marine team. Both Johnson and Factor will be based in the company’s San Francisco office, expanding Ascot’s geographic footprint to the West Coast. Johnson, Senior Vice President, joins from Navigators where he ... Read the full article

Beazley appoints Harry Goh, Jessica Schappell to Singapore office

14th December 2018

Specialist re/insurer Beazley has announced the appointments of Harry Goh and Jessica Schappell to its Singapore office, effective January 2019. Goh brings over 20 years' experience in underwriting professional indemnity and medical malpractice risks in Singapore and joins as an Underwriter of international financial lines. He will be responsible for underwriting a ... Read the full article

WTW adds Bill Creedon as Construction Industry leader, North America

14th December 2018

Global re/insurance broker Willis Towers Watson has announced the appointment of Bill Creedon as Construction Industry leader, North America, within its Corporate Risk and Broking segment. Creedon holds 30 years’ experience in the insurance and construction risk industry and has previously spent 20 years with WTW in a range of national ... Read the full article

AXIS Insurance appoints Markel’s Andre Maher as Senior Cyber Underwriter

13th December 2018

AXIS Insurance, the insurance business segment of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, has appointed Andre Maher as Senior Cyber Underwriter, effective immediately. Maher will be based in London and will report to Dan Trueman, Global Head of Cyber and Technology at AXIS. He joins AXIS from Markel, where he spent two years as ... Read the full article

AIG hires Arch’s Michael Price as Deputy CUO, General Insurance

13th December 2018

Global insurer and reinsurer American International Group (AIG) has appointed Michael Price as Deputy Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) for General Insurance. He joins AIG from Arch Insurance Group, where he most recently served as its CUO for North America. As AIG's Deputy CUO, Price will work closely with CUO Tom Bolt, Read the full article

Ascent Underwriting adds Alex Smith as head of transactional risk

13th December 2018

Cyber and specialty lines managing general agent (MGA), Ascent Underwriting, has announced the appointment of Alex Smith as head of transactional risk, effective February 2019. He joins from Capital Risks where he served as Underwriting Director and was previously an underwriter at AIG within the mergers and acquisition (M&A) insurance group. Smith ... Read the full article

Philip Willcock named CEO of AIG Life Limited (UK)

13th December 2018

AIG Life Limited (UK), a division of global insurer and reinsurer American International Group, Inc. (AIG), has announced the appointment of Philip Willcock as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective March 1st, 2019. Willcock will be based in London, and will report to Adam Winslow, CEO, International, Life & Retirement, AIG Life ... Read the full article

AkinovA adds Tokio Marine’s Daljitt Barn to Advisory Board

13th December 2018

AkinovA, an electronic marketplace for the transfer and trading of insurance risk, has announced the addition of Daljitt Barn to its Advisory Board. Barn is the Global Head of Cyber Risk for Tokio Marine Group and an industry leader in cyber insurance and cyber risk, combining insurance value-chain expertise with a ... Read the full article

Tokio Marine Kiln adds property underwriter to Singapore team

12th December 2018

London-headquartered specialist insurer Tokio Marine Kiln (TMK) has announced the appointment of Jamie Tang as a property underwriter in its Singapore team. Tang brings a decade of underwriting experience with him and has a strong background in complex property business and developing broker relationships. He also has experience working in the Australian ... Read the full article

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