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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.

Jennifer Blair joins Alliant’s Employee Benefits team in LA

13th December 2019

US specialty insurance broker Alliant Insurance Services has announced the addition of Jennifer Blair to its West Coast Employee Benefits team. Based in Los Angeles, she will service a diverse array of organisations across the region, working to attract talent, reduce operating costs, and strengthen the bottom line. Blair’s background includes roles ... Read the full article

New UAC board elected

13th December 2019

The Underwriting Agencies Council (UAC) has announced the appointment of four new directors and a new chair. The representative organisation for Australian and New Zealand underwriting agencies says retiring directors Kurt Nilsen, from Lion Underwriting, and Eric Lowenstein, from Tego, were re-elected for two-year terms. Jeanene Hill, from Canopius, and Anthony Porter, ... Read the full article

HDI Global appoints Jessica Cao as Actuary VP

13th December 2019

Primary commercial specialist HDI Global has added Jessica Cao as Actuary Vice President. Cao, who joins from AmWINS Specialty Casualty Solutions, will be responsible for the company’s claims reserve function, aligning pricing across all lines of business, and implementing critical analysis to support and improve underwriting profitability. She will be based in ... Read the full article

Munich Re’s Pohlchristoph to depart board, successor named

12th December 2019

Global reinsurance giant Munich Re has announced Hermann Pohlchristoph’s decision to depart from its management board on 30 April 2020. Pohlchristoph joined the reinsurer in 2002 before serving as its Chief Financial Officer of Reinsurance between 2006 and April 2017. He was appointed to Munich Re’s board in 2017, with responsibility for ... Read the full article

Chaucer adds Senior Underwriters to International General Liability team

12th December 2019

Chaucer, the specialty international re/insurance group, has announced the appointments of Thomas Beasley, Senior Class Underwriter, and Rob Neil, Senior Underwriter, to its International General Liability team. In their new roles, Thomas Beasley and Rob Neil will be responsible for growing Chaucer’s International General Liability account, with a focus on building ... Read the full article

Pacific Life names Brian Woolfolk as head of Institutional Division

12th December 2019

US life insurer Pacific Life has announced the appointment of Brian Woolfolk as leader of the its new Institutional Division, effective January 1, 2020. Woolfolk joined Pacific Life in 2010 and currently serves as Senior Vice President of Sales and Chief Marketing Officer in the Retirement Solutions Division. In his new position, ... Read the full article

Mark Watson set for $2.5m Argo payout

11th December 2019

Mark Watson, the former Chief Executive of specialty reinsurer Argo, is set to receive a $2.5 million compensation package upon his departure from the company. Watson’s ‘retirement’ from Argo followed news that the re/insurer had been subpoenaed by The US Securities and Exchange Commission over compensation practices for its executives. Before ... Read the full article

Former Lloyd’s CEO Inga Beale joins Clyde & Co board

11th December 2019

Insurance law firm Clyde & Co has strengthened it board with the addition of Inga Beale, the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of insurance and reinsurance marketplace Lloyd’s of London. Beale served as CEO of Lloyd’s between 2014 and 2018, during which time she initiated a large-scale digital and cultural transformation ... Read the full article

Kovrr recruits Marco Lo Giudice from Tokio Millenium Re

11th December 2019

Israel-headquartered cyber risk modeller Kovrr has expanded its team with the addition of Marco Lo Giudice, who arrives from Tokio Millenium Re. He will be responsible for spearheading Kovrr’s efforts as it further grows its modelling and portfolio accumulation management capabilities. Lo Giudice has worked in the catastrophe modelling and exposure management ... Read the full article

Offshore wind renewable energy specialist Green joins Miller

11th December 2019

Specialist insurance and reinsurance broker, Miller Insurance Services LLP, has announced that facultative reinsurance broker and producer, Andrew Green has re-joined the firm. An offshore wind renewable energy specialist, Green will produce and place facultative reinsurance for the construction and operation of offshore wind farms, with an initial focus on Europe, ... Read the full article

Swiss Re’s Tongue joins Canopius as trade & political risk underwriter

10th December 2019

Global specialty re/insurer Canopius has has appointed Andrew Tongue as a trade & political risk underwriter. Effective in March, Tongue will also act as deputy to Crispin Hodges, head of trade & political risk. He joins Canopius’ newly created Trade Political Risk unit with close to a decade of experience, having ... Read the full article

AXA XL bolsters environmental insurance team in New York

10th December 2019

AXA XL has bolstered its Environmental insurance team in New York with the appointments of Odette Novoa and Erica Delaney as Senior Underwriters. Novoa joined AXA XL from Aspen as an underwriter of environmental and casualty lines in both domestic and international markets. She began her insurance career with AON as ... Read the full article

AXIS Capital adds Anne Melissa Dowling to Board of Directors

10th December 2019

Bermudian insurer and reinsurer, AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, has announced that Anne Melissa Dowling has been appointed to its Board of Directors, effective January 1st, 2020. The re/insurer explains that Dowling will serve as a member of the Company's Audit, Corporate Governance and Nominating, and Finance Committees. She most recently served as ... Read the full article

Coverys appoints Canopius’ Jo Marshall general counsel

10th December 2019

Coverys, the Lloyd’s managing agent of Syndicates 1975, 1991 and 3330 has appointed Jo Marshall as general counsel. Marshall brings over two decades of legal and compliance experience to the role and joins from Canopius. “Coverys’ reputation has been built on a data and analytics-led approach to underwriting, market-leading expertise in medical ... Read the full article

Munich Re’s HSB appoints Director of Business Development & Distribution

10th December 2019

HSB Engineering Insurance, the UK-based arm of Munich Re's Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company, has announced the appointment of Terry Dyson as Director of Business Development and Distribution, effective immediately. In his new role, Dyson will be tasked with leading the firm's business development team with a focus on ... Read the full article

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