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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.

Markel adds Jennifer Chang to Trade Credit and Political Risk team

6th September 2018

Markel Corporation has expanded its Trade Credit and Political Risk operations in New York with the appointment of Jennifer Chang as Underwriter and Senior Risk Analyst. Chang has nine years’ experience in the trade credit and insurance industry and has broad expertise in both commercial and risk underwriting, having most recently ... Read the full article

Praedicat adds former Zurich CUO & ex Director of Validus to its Board

6th September 2018

Praedicat, an InsurTech analytics company for property and casualty insurers and global industrial businesses, has appointed the retired Chief Underwriting Officer of Zurich North America, Mary Merkel, and former Director of Strategy for Validus Holdings, John Hendrickson, to its Board. “With Mary and John’s deep knowledge of insurance underwriting and strategy, ... Read the full article

Lockton establishes Capital Markets business, led by Vishal Jhaveri

5th September 2018

Global insurance and reinsurance broker Lockton has launched Lockton Capital Markets, a new operation that will facilitate investment banking and capital markets transactions, led by Vishal Jhaveri. Lockton Capital Markets will focus on the convergence between insurance and alternative capital, and will aim to provide niche, high impact solutions for insurers ... Read the full article

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions appoints Codding as Global Head of Cyber & Tech

5th September 2018

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, the commercial insurance arm of the global reinsurance firm, has appointed Sandy Codding as Global Head Cyber & Technology, effective immediately. Codding brings over 30 years’ experience to the company and in his new role will be responsible for overseeing cyber and technology underwriting guidelines, rating methodology, ... Read the full article

Robus Group appoints Managing Director for Gibraltar

5th September 2018

Robus Group, an independent insurance management, fiduciary and financial advisory group has appointed Andy Matthews to lead its Gibraltar office as Managing Director (MD). Matthews was previously MD of a Gibraltar-based insurer and, prior to that, managed the business development for a global risk consulting company. “I’ve known of Robus since the ... Read the full article

THB appoints Matthew Gould as Senior Broker for aviation team

5th September 2018

Specialist re/insurance broker, THB, has appointed Matthew Gould as Senior Broker for its aviation team, effective immediately. He will report to Tom Thompson, THB’s Director of aviation. This announcement follows the new multi-sector UK strategy announced last week by Darren Nightingale, Chief Executive Officer of THB MET, which encompasses the Lloyd’s ... Read the full article

Ed expands actuarial team with hires from Argo and AmTrust

5th September 2018

Global reinsurance brokerage, Ed, has hired James Francis from Argo Group and Laura Baird from AmTrust to its actuarial team. Francis brings more than ten years of industry experience to the role, with a focus on capital modelling, reinsurance analytics, as well as expertise in merger and acquisitions (M&A) and Solvency ... Read the full article

Carpenters hires Carol Hopwood as Head of Serious and Catastrophic Injury

5th September 2018

Carpenters Group, a UK legal and insurance services provider, has announced the appointment of Carol Hopwood as Head of Serious and Catastrophic Injury, effective 3 September. Hopwood joins Carpenters Group from Slater and Gordon in Liverpool, where she most recently spent five years as Principal Lawyer and Head of Brain and ... Read the full article

JLT Re appoints Jamie Pocock to lead Cyber Analytics team

4th September 2018

JLT Re, the reinsurance broking arm of global brokerage JLT Group, has promoted Jamie Pocock to Head of Cyber Analytics. Pocock joined the firm in 2010 and has spent the past four years working within JLT Re’s Analytics Actuarial team. “In his new role, Jamie will oversee our various cyber analytical efforts ... Read the full article

Guy Carpenter hires Shaun Sinniah as Head of Strategy & Client Engagement

4th September 2018

Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC, the reinsurance broker and wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, has appointed Shaun Sinniah as Head of Strategy and Client Engagement for the firm’s International and Global Specialties divisions, effective from October. Sinniah joins Guy Carpenter from Willis Re, where he most recently served ... Read the full article

NewRe appoints Artur Klinger as Chief Underwriting Officer for P&C

3rd September 2018

NewRe Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Munich Re, has appointed Artur Klinger as its new Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) for the Property and Casualty (P&C) business, effective 1 September. He succeeds Jean-Luc Bourgault, who is stepping down after 17 years as the company’s CUO, and who will remain with NewRe ... Read the full article

RSA opens post-Brexit Luxembourg hub, led by Richard Turner

3rd September 2018

RSA Insurance Group has opened a new office in Luxembourg as part of its preparations for the UK’s exit from the European Union (EU), and has appointed Richard Turner to lead it. The office will provide a platform for RSA in Europe post-Brexit, minimising disruption to business with EU-based customers and ... Read the full article

Aspen UK approves early release of Thomas Lillelund to AIG

3rd September 2018

Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited has agreed to release former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of its reinsurance segment, Thomas Lillelund, early. Lillelund stopped acting as CEO of Aspen's reinsurance segment effective August 7th, 2018, and on August 29th, Aspen Insurance UK Limited and Lillelund executed a letter outlining terms and conditions of his ... Read the full article

Daljitt Barn joins Tokio Marine from Munich Re as Global Head of Cyber Risk

3rd September 2018

Tokio Marine Holdings has announced the appointment of Daljitt Barn from reinsurance giant Munich Re, to the newly created role of Global Head of Cyber Risk. Based in London, Barn started at Tokio Marine on September 3rd, 2018, and will be responsible for developing the firm's cyber strategy. Joining from Munich Re, ... Read the full article

Everest Insurance names Vincent Vandendael CEO of international operations

3rd September 2018

Everest Insurance, a division of global reinsurer Everest Re Group, has announced the addition of Vincent Vandendael - who confirmed his departure from Lloyd’s earlier today - as Chief Executive Officer of Everest Insurance International. He will be based out of the firm’s London office. Vandendael will report to Jonathan ... Read the full article

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