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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.

Guy Carpenter names JLT Re’s Ross Howard as Vice Chairman

21st November 2018

Reinsurance brokerage Guy Carpenter has appointed Ross Howard, currently the Chairman of JLT Re, to become Vice Chairman of the firm, as the integration between JLT and MMC continues following the acquisition. The acquisition of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group (JLT) by broking and advisory giant Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. ... Read the full article

DWF appoints Clyde & Co’s David Abbott as Head of London Market

20th November 2018

Multinational law firm DWF has further strengthened its insurance division with the appointment of David Abbott as Head of London Market. Abbott joins from Clyde & Co where he served as the global co-head of reinsurance and senior partner in the specialty and energy teams for over 20 years. He also advises ... Read the full article

Willis Towers Watson appoints Senior Director for Consulting and Technology

20th November 2018

Global insurance and reinsurance broker Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has expanded its analytics and digital transformation team with the appointment of Iain Whittingham as a Senior Director in the company’s Insurance Consulting and Technology business. Whittingham joins WTW from FTI Consulting, where he most recently served as Managing Director for Global ... Read the full article

Ascot appoints John O’Brian as Executive VP & Head of Environmental

19th November 2018

Ascot, a Bermuda headquartered insurance and reinsurance firm, has announced the appointment of John O’Brian as Executive Vice President and Head of Environmental. O’Brian will be responsible for launching an environmental liabilities and related specialty product business unit accessing both the Admitted and E&S capabilities of Ascot Insurance U.S. “John is one ... Read the full article

IGI creates CTO position, appoints Nasser Zagha

19th November 2018

Specialist commercial re/insurer, International General Insurance (IGI), has appointed Nasser Zagha Chief Technology Officer, a newly-created role within the company. Nasser joins from the Bank of Jordan, where he served as Head of Information Technology. Previously Nasser worked for Bank of America, where he was a Systems Engineer, Technology Manager, and most recently ... Read the full article

Liberty Specialty Markets adds Charlie Bragg to Marine Liability team

16th November 2018

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), the London underwriting centre of Liberty Mutual Insurance, has expanded its Ports and Terminals offering with the addition of Charlie Bragg to its Marine Liability team. Bragg brings 49 years’ experience to his new role, which is effective from November 1. He will be based in Liberty’s ... Read the full article

Gallagher Bassett appoints Gordon Vater as Business Development Director

15th November 2018

Gallagher Bassett UK has appointed Gordon Vater Business Development Director and a member of the executive board. Vater joins from RiiG Ltd with immediate effect and in his new role will be responsible for enhancing and delivering claims consultancy, insource and training capabilities to corporate and carrier markets. He will be supported ... Read the full article

Hiscox strengthens reinsurance & ILS division with new appointments

15th November 2018

Specialist re/insurance firm Hiscox has announced the appointments of three new individuals within Hiscox Re & ILS. Mike Schindel, who has been with Hiscox since 2009, has been appointed Head of North America. He succeeds Ross Nottingham, who was promoted to Chair of North America in August. Schindel will commence his new ... Read the full article

Everest Insurance expands Private Company unit with new hires

15th November 2018

Everest Insurance, a division of global reinsurer Everest Re Group, has appointed four new members to the Everest Specialty Underwriters Private Company/Not-for-Profit group, which focuses on providing management liability insurance solutions to private companies and not-for-profit organisations. The appointments include Meredith Dyak, who joins Everest from OneBeacon Insurance Group, where she ... Read the full article

Paul Jardine joins AkinovA’s Advisory Board

15th November 2018

AkinovA, an electronic marketplace for the transfer and trading of insurance risk, has announced that Paul Jardine, former Executive Vice President and Chief Experience Officer at XL Catlin, has joined it Advisory Board. The company said that Jardine would provide it with a wealth of experience from across the re/insurance industry ... Read the full article

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions appoints Simon Tardif as Head Aviation Canada

14th November 2018

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, the commercial insurance arm of the Swiss Re Group, has appointed Simon Tardif as Head Aviation Canada, effective 29 October 2018. Tardif will now be responsible for the growth and strategy of the firm's Aviation team across Canada, overseeing a team of underwriters located in Toronto. Having joined ... Read the full article

Hiscox Re’s David Roache joins Hamilton Re as SVP, Head of Risk XS

14th November 2018

Hamilton Re, the reinsurance arm of Bermuda-based Hamilton Insurance Group, has announced that David Roache has joined the firm in the newly-created role of Senior Vice President (SVP), Head of Risk XS. He will report to the company's Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO), Tim Duffin, and joins from reinsurer Hiscox Re, where ... Read the full article

Covéa CEO resigns from SCOR board following takeover attempt

14th November 2018

Thierry Derez, the Chief Executive Officer of French insurer Covéa, has resigned from his position on SCOR’s board following the rejection of an €8.2 billion (US $9.6 billion) takeover attempt in September. SCOR had recently released a statement reaffirming its rejection of Covéa’s “hostile and unfriendly” acquisition offer and called ... Read the full article

Canopius bolsters energy team with addition of Beazley’s Rachel Sabbarton

14th November 2018

Global specialty lines re/insurer Canopius has announced the appointment of Rachel Sabbarton as Senior Underwriter within the firm’s energy team. Sabbarton joins from Beazley Group where she was Deputy Head of Energy and will report to Geoff Tin before succeeding him in the role of head of energy in the summer ... Read the full article

Brit’s Mark Allan appointed Chairman of the LMA’s FinComm

13th November 2018

FinComm, the Lloyd's Market Association's Finance Committee, has announced the appointment of Mark Allan as Chairman. FinComm leads on financial issues and requirements that impact Lloyd's of London managing agents and syndicates, and also monitors key financial topics and their expected impact. At the same time, FinComm liaises with Lloyd's senior management ... Read the full article

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