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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.

Fidelis announces key appointments as Bermuda CEO Ben Savill departs

14th September 2018

Fidelis Insurance, the privately owned Bermuda-based holding company, has announced a series of key role changes including the replacement of Ben Savill as Bermuda Chief Executive Officer. The announcement comes as Fidelis strengthens  restructuring its business along four pillars: Bespoke, Reinsurance, Partnerships and Specialty. Hinal Patel, Group Chief Financial Officer, will lead ... Read the full article

Liberty Specialty names Head of Underwriting, Delegated Authority, Specialty lines

14th September 2018

Liberty Specialty Markets, a division of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has announced the hiring of Lewis Edwards as Head of Underwriting, Delegated Authority for Specialty lines. Edwards joins the firm on September 17th, 2018 and will report to Liberty Specialty Market's Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO), Specialty, Mike Gosselin. In his new role, ... Read the full article

Simplitium appoints Head of Insurance Product Development

13th September 2018

Simplitium, a global financial services technology provider and wholly owned subsidiary of Cinnober Financial Technology, has appointed Matthew Jones as Head of Insurance Product Development and Aiste Kalinauskaite as Lead Insurance Product Developer, effective October 1. As a catastrophe risk modelling practitioner, Jones will lead the development of the company’s ModEx ... Read the full article

Sirius Group reshapes leadership team ahead of Easterly merger

13th September 2018

Sirius International Group, a global multi-line re/insurance group, has announced a series of promotions and the formation of a new management committee in anticipation for its merger with Easterly Acquisition Corp. Kernan V. Oberting has been appointed President of Sirius Group, and will manage the corporate, investment management, finance and public ... Read the full article

Colony Specialty names Jeff Canfield Head of Casualty

12th September 2018

Colony Specialty, member of insurer and reinsurer Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd., has announced the appointment of Jeff Canfield to serve as Head of Casualty, effective immediately. Canfield replaces Jim Cornwell, who is now Senior Vice President (SVP) of Argo Construction. He will report to President of the U.S. Excess & Surplus ... Read the full article

IDF appoints AXA’s Denis Duverne as Chair of Steering Committee

12th September 2018

The Insurance Development Forum has announced the appointment of Denis Duverne as Chair of its Steering Committee, effective September 11. Duverne, who succeeds Stephen Catlin, is Chairman of AXA Group and has held senior roles, including Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Officer, at the global insurer since 1995. “I would ... Read the full article

Everest Insurance adds three to cyber liability team

12th September 2018

Everest Insurance has announced the expansion of its Everest Specialty Underwriters Financial Lines Group, with the addition of three new cyber liability team members. The team, which is led by Vice President and Cyber Practice Leader Kevin Sherry, is focused on providing cyber liability coverage and solutions to companies across all industries. Firstly, Raphael ... Read the full article

RMS names Neil Isford EVP, Sales & Client Development

11th September 2018

Catastrophe risk modeller RMS has announced the appointment of Neil Isford to the role of Executive Vice President (EVP), Sales & Client Development, reporting to Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Karen White. Isford will be tasked with overseeing all aspects of client development, sales and consulting at RMS, and will also join the company's Executive Committee ... Read the full article

Lancashire appoints two to replace Sylvain Perrier

11th September 2018

Lancashire Holdings Limited has announced the appointment of James Irvine as the Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) for Lancashire Insurance Company Limited in Bermuda, effective October 1st, 2018. At the same time, the firm has announced that Ben Readdy has been appointed as Group Chief Actuary for Lancashire Holdings Limited, effective January ... Read the full article

CCR Re makes series of senior appointments

10th September 2018

French reinsurance firm CCR Re has made a series of new appointments, including the promotions of Jérôme Isenbart to the position of Chief Risk & Actuarial Officer and John Conan to the role of Senior Vice President, Head of Underwriting Treaties Asia. The company said that Isenbart will continue to fulfil ... Read the full article

Martin Blackwell to join JLT Re as a Partner, Capital Solutions

10th September 2018

JLT Re, the reinsurance arm of global broker JLT Group, has named Martin Blackwell as a Partner, Capital Solutions, effective October, 2018. He brings more than 40 years of market experience to the role, and was Head of Client Management at Capita, having most recently served as a senior consultant at ... Read the full article

Craig Douglas named EVP of RFIB Americas

10th September 2018

Global Lloyd's insurance and reinsurance broker, RFIB Group Limited, has announced the appointment of Craig Douglas as an Executive Vice President of RFIB Americas, effective immediately.  Douglas joins from JLT Specialty Bermuda, and will be based in RFIB's Bermuda office, ... Read the full article

JLT Re appoints Henry Sanderson to London Global Markets division

9th September 2018

JLT Re, the reinsurance broking arm of global brokerage JLT Group, has announced that Henry Sanderson is to join the London Global Markets division this week. He will be focusing on Digital Risks & Innovation - Cyber and related products. “With our recent hiring of Erica Davis in New York and ... Read the full article

John Neal to succeed Inga Beale as CEO of Lloyd’s

9th September 2018

John Neal has been appointed to succeed Inga Beale as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the specialist Lloyd’s of London insurance and reinsurance marketplace, beginning on 15 October 2018. The search for a new head has been underway since June, when it was revealed that Beale, who has led Lloyd’s ... Read the full article

Locke Lord appoints Keith Andruschak to New York office as Partner

7th September 2018

Global law firm, Locke Lord, has announced that Keith Andruschak is to join its New York office as a Partner in the Firm’s Regulatory and Transactional Insurance Practice Group. The company says his experience advising clients on complex transactions involving the insurance industry, including mergers, acquisitions and dispositions of insurers and ... Read the full article

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