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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.

Liberty Mutual Re promotes Londoño to General Manager Colombia

10th March 2020

Liberty Mutual Re, the reinsurance arm of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has announced the promotion of Juan Felipe Londoño to General Manager Colombia, reporting to Miguel Martinez-Alvarez, Head of Business Development & Latin America. Londoño's promotion is effective immediately and sees him take responsibility for the Andean Region and Panama. He replaces ... Read the full article

CAC Specialty adds SVP to Financial Lines Legal and Claims Practice

10th March 2020

Specialty insurance broker and investment banking platform CAC Specialty has announced the appointment of Carrie O’Neil as Senior Vice President in its Financial Lines Legal and Claims Practice. Most recently, O’Neil was a Senior Vice President at JLT Specialty, leading the financial lines’ Legal & Claims team. Prior to this, she was ... Read the full article

BMS Group adds duo to Private Equity, M&A and Tax division

9th March 2020

Independent specialist re/insurance broker BMS Group has announced the appointment of Sophie Wallace and Dean Andrews as Divisional Directors in the recently established Private Equity, M&A and Tax division. Andrews has also been appointed Head of Tax Liability Insurance, effective immediately. Both Wallace and Andrews will report to Tan Pawar, who will ... Read the full article

AXA Singapore appoints Julien Callard MD, retail and health

9th March 2020

AXA Insurance Singapore, part of AXA Group, has appointed Julien Callard as managing director, retail and health. Effective immediately, Callard will lead the Retail and Health strategic business unit, with responsibility for driving growth of AXA’s retail business and health business as well as the respective distribution functions. This includes developing a ... Read the full article

Iprism adds Paul Constable as commercial underwriter

6th March 2020

Specialist commercial, property and high net worth MGA iprism has appointed Paul Constable as commercial underwriter. Constable joins from Victor UK having served as a development underwriter for the commercial sector. “Paul’s appointment is part of our 2020 growth strategy in certain core sectors, Commercial being one of those key targets,” said ... Read the full article

Kovrr adds Cohen & Company’s John Butler to advisory board

6th March 2020

Israel-headquartered cyber risk modeller Kovrr has announced the addition of John Butler, Head of the US Insurance Management Platform and the Global ILS Program at Cohen & Company, to its advisory board. Prior to joining Cohen & Company, Butler served as Managing Partner at re/insurance linked investment manager, Twelve Capital. Currently, ... Read the full article

AFL adds Sarah Stephen as head of binding authorities

5th March 2020

Independent Lloyd’s broker AFL Insurance Brokers has announced the appointment of Sarah Stephen as head of binding authorities. She brings over 25 years’ experience to the role and most recently served as senior client manager for Munich Re’s Hartford Steam Boiler. Before that, Stephen spent 10 years as underwriting manager for two ... Read the full article

Maureen Hackett named President of Berkley Luxury Group

5th March 2020

W. R. Berkley Corporation has announced the appointment of Maureen Hackett as President of Berkley Luxury Group, its division focused on upscale residential condo, co-op and rental properties and fine dining restaurants. She takes over the role from William Johnston, who has been appointed as Chairman of Berkley Luxury Group. Hackett most ... Read the full article

Tim Nagle joins Miller from rival broker Integro

5th March 2020

Specialist re/insurance broker Miller has added motorsport insurance specialist, Tim Nagle to its team in order to support growth in all areas of sport and entertainment. In his new role, Nagle will focus primarily on individual athletes and drivers, companies and associations with event liabilities and governmental organisations involved in sport. Over ... Read the full article

Lockton Re names Ross Howard chairman amid leadership reshuffle

5th March 2020

Lockton Re, the reinsurance division of broker Lockton, has named Ross Howard as global chairman alongside a series of high profile leadership appointments. Howard is the former Chief Executive Officer of Towers Watson and was most recently chairman at JLT Re. He also served as vice chairman of Guy Carpenter for a ... Read the full article

Admiral CEO David Stevens to retire, successor named

5th March 2020

Admiral Group's Chief Executive Officer David Stevens has announced his retirement from the company after nearly 30 years of service. Stevens co-founded the insurer in 1991 before stepping into the CEO role in 2016. Upon his retirement in 12 months’ time, Stevens will be replaced by Milena Mondini de Focatiis, the group’s ... Read the full article

Hamilton appoints Division Head, Excess Casualty, Hamilton Insurance Agency

5th March 2020

Bermuda-based insurer and reinsurer Hamilton Insurance Group has appointed Fergus Fergusson as Division Head, Excess Casualty for Syndicate 4000 and for Hamilton Insurance DAC. Syndicate 4000, a diversified multi-line re/insurance syndicate, is managed by Hamilton Insurance Agency Limited, and Hamilton Insurance DAC is the company's Dublin-based arm. Fergusson joins Hamilton after nine ... Read the full article

IRB Brasil Re leaders resign amid Berkshire confusion

5th March 2020

Brazilian reinsurer IRB Brasil Resseguros SA (IRB Brasil Re) has replaced its President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) after confusion about a possible investment by Berkshire Hathaway caused the company’s shares to plummet by 32%. President José Carlos Cardoso and CFO Fernando Passos submitted their resignations to the Board on March ... Read the full article

Chubb appoints Construction Industry Practice Leader

5th March 2020

Global insurer Chubb has announced the appointment of Stephen Buonpane as Construction Industry Practice Leader for its large account segment. In this capacity, he will oversee strategic direction, while leading a team of construction underwriting and service specialists across multiple lines of business. Buonpane will succeed Bill Hazelton who was recently named ... Read the full article

Guernsey Finance appoints Rupert Pleasant as CEO

5th March 2020

Guernsey Finance has announced the appointment of Rupert Pleasant as its next Chief Executive Officer. Pleasant replaces the outgoing Dominic Wheatley and joins from Beauvoir Group, where he was acting group managing director. Wheatley, whose scheduled departure was announced in December, is due to leave the role in June. He brings over 30 ... Read the full article

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