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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.

Kershaw to succeed Whelan as Lancashire CFO

5th December 2019

Lancashire Holdings Limited has announced that Natalie Kershaw will replace Elaine Whelan as Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective March 1st, 2020. Currently the firm's Chief Accounting Officer, Kershaw brings almost two decades of insurance and reinsurance industry experience to the role. She has been with Lancashire since December 2009 and has ... Read the full article

Chubb’s Louise Joyce named Head of Industry Practices, UK&I

5th December 2019

Louise Joyce, previously Life Sciences Manager for the UK & Ireland (UK&I) at Chubb, has been appointed as the firm's Head of Industry Practices for the UK&I, effective immediately. Joyce, who succeeds Karen Strong after her departure from the re/insurer, will continue to be based in Birmingham and report to Mark ... Read the full article

Liberty Mutual names Ben Beauvais as head of construction division

5th December 2019

Liberty Mutual Insurance has announced the appointment of Ben Beauvais as Construction Executive, Distribution, for Global Risk Solutions (GRS). GRS is Liberty Mutual’s global commercial and specialty lines re/insurer, and provides a range of traditional insurance, specialty and reinsurance risk solutions. In his newly created position, Beauvais will be required to reach ... Read the full article

Munich Re backed Bestow confirms executive appointments

5th December 2019

Bestow, a Dallas, U.S. domiciled InsurTech company focused on the life insurance sector and which is backed by Munich American Reassurance Company as its reinsurer and in other capacities, has announced its executive team, to be led by co-founders Melbourne O'Banion and Jonathan Ablemann. In May of last year, Bestow ... Read the full article

Amanda Blanc joins Aviva as independent non-exec director

5th December 2019

UK insurer Aviva has announced the appointment of Amanda Blanc as an independent non-executive director. Blanc, who is due to step into the role on 2 January 2020, previously served as Chief Executive Officer at AXA UK & Ireland and CEO, EMEA & Global Banking Partnerships at Zurich Insurance Group. She has ... Read the full article

Chubb Bermuda hires Michael Warwicker to lead Excess Liability

4th December 2019

Chubb Bermuda has announced that Michael J. Warwicker has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Head of Excess Liability. Warwicker has more than four decades of international and US insurance industry experience and has held executive casualty underwriting leadership positions at Endurance, Ironshore, and AIG. In his new role, Warwicker will ... Read the full article

Arch’s Aaron Woodhams joins iprism as underwriting manager

4th December 2019

Technology-driven underwriting agency iprism has announced the appointment of Aaron Woodhams to the newly created role of underwriting manager, effective immediately. Woodhams joins from Arch’s Lloyd’s Syndicate 2012 and brings over 20 years’ experience to the role. He will be responsible for leading iprism’s operational underwriting function, applying pricing strategy and managing ... Read the full article

Munich Re Specialty Insurance names Head of Property for E&S

4th December 2019

Munich Re Specialty Insurance, the global reinsurer’s specialty property and casualty (P&C) insurance unit in North America, has announced the appointment of Jim Wallace as Head of Property for Excess & Surplus (E&S) Lines. Wallace joins Munich Re from Navigators, where he most recently served as President of the Property Excess ... Read the full article

BMS launches Private Equity, M&A and Tax Insurance unit

4th December 2019

Specialist insurance and reinsurance broker BMS Group has launched a Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) and Tax Insurance unit, and has named Tan Pawar as Managing Director of the new team. Pawar is set to join the firm once he has completed contractual obligations, and, will report to Ian Gormley, ... Read the full article

QBE North America promotes Mark Pasko to Chief Legal Officer

4th December 2019

The North American operations of global primary re/insurance group QBE has promoted Mark Pasko to the role of Chief Legal Officer. Pasko, whose appointment is effective immediately, most recently served as senior vice president and general counsel, Business Unit Support. He will report jointy to Todd Jones, QBE North America Chief Executive ... Read the full article

Marsh names Anita Sathe global head of Bluestream platform

4th December 2019

Global re/insurance brokerage Marsh has appointed Anita Sathe global leader of its cloud-based digital broker platform Bluestream, as well as leader of its US Affinity business. Sathe is based in Portland, Oregon and will report to Kevin Tobin, president of Marsh’s Insurance Services Group. She brings over 15 years’ experience to the ... Read the full article

Burns & Wilcox hires John Woods to lead Transportation practice group

4th December 2019

Burns & Wilcox, the North American wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager, has announced the appointment of John Woods as Vice President, National Practice Group Leader, Transportation. Woods has spent more than 25 years leading transportation-focused teams at insurers such as Reliance, W.R. Berkley and its member companies, National Interstate and ... Read the full article

Gallagher adds pacific northwest marine team, book

3rd December 2019

Global insurance brokerage Arthur J. Gallagher & Co has completed a transaction to acquire Brown & Brown Washington's pacific northwest marine business team and associated marine book of business. Led by Graham Gardner, the brokerage team handles all lines of marine insurance for a number of maritime clients globally. Under the direction ... Read the full article

R&Q’s Langridge to step down from Director role

3rd December 2019

Non-life legacy and run-off acquisition and management, programme services and investments specialist, Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd., has revealed that Mark Langridge is to step down as a Director of the Company, effective 13th December 2019. The firm explains that Langridge will continue to serve in an executive role advising ... Read the full article

EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Scott Weiss to Risk Management Practice

3rd December 2019

EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has announced that Scott Weiss will join its Risk Management Practice as a Principal. Going forward, Weiss will be responsible for new business development and the design, placement and management of property and casualty insurance ... Read the full article

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