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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.

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

Coverys Syndicate 1975 adds Priya Fathers as medical underwriter

3rd December 2019

Coverys Managing Agency Limited, the Lloyd’s managing agent of Syndicates 1975, 1991 and 3330, has announced the appointment of Priya Fathers as a medical professional liability underwriter. Fathers, whose appointment to Lloyd’s syndicate 1975 is immediate, will report to Interim active underwriter Phil Sloan. She had previously served as underwriting manager of ... Read the full article

Joan Lamm-Tennant joins AXA Equitable Holdings Board of Directors

3rd December 2019

AXA Equitable Holdings, Inc. has named Joan Lamm-Tennant as an independent member of its Board of Directors, effective January 1st, 2020. The company states that this announcement follows the close of AXA's secondary offering of shares of AXA Equitable Holdings common stock on November 13th, 2019. Currently the co-founder and Chief Executive ... Read the full article

SageSure names Paul VanderMarck as Chief Tech & Innovation Officer

3rd December 2019

SageSure Insurance Managers, an independent US residential property managing general underwriter, has announced the appointment of Paul VanderMarck as Chief Technology and Innovation Officer. In this role, VanderMarck will lead the teams responsible for SageSure's proprietary technology platform. He will also drive the company's broader innovation strategy, including developing partnerships with emerging ... Read the full article

Lincoln Financial president of group protection Mucci to retire

3rd December 2019

Insurance holding company Lincoln Financial Group has announced the imminent retirement of Group Protection president Dick Mucci. Mucci, whose retirement is set for December 31, will be replaced on an interim basis by Eric Reisenwitz. Mucci joined Lincoln in 2014 and has overseen a period of improvement in profitability, along with growth ... Read the full article

Liberty Mutual Surety names Stéphane Lizeray department head

3rd December 2019

Liberty Mutual Surety and Liberty Specialty Markets, both subsidiaries of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, have named Stéphane Lizeray as head of surety department, France with immediate effect. Lizeray joins from Zurich’s Paris office having most recently served as senior surety underwriter. Prior to that, he worked as a credit analyst at Euler ... Read the full article

Beazley appoints Rozina Karimali as exec risk underwriter

3rd December 2019

Specialist insurer Beazley has named Rozina Karimali as executive risk underwriter within the company’s cyber & executive risk division. Based in San Francisco, Karimali will underwrite public directors & officers and large private D&O risks as well as employment practices liability. She joins from Allied World having most recently served as an ... Read the full article

Chaucer hires US General Liability underwriter from Allianz

2nd December 2019

Chaucer, the specialty international re/insurance group, has announced the appointment of Colm Sheedy as Class Underwriter to work on its US General Liability account, focused on large wholesale facultative business. Sheedy joins Chaucer from Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, where he worked on the company’s US liability account. He has nearly a ... Read the full article

Aspen’s Daniel Berry named Underwriting & Pricing Director, Coverly

2nd December 2019

Coverly, the pay-as-you-go InsurTech provider of on-demand insurance for small and medium sized enterprises, has appointed Aspen Risk Management Ltd.'s Daniel Berry as Underwriting and Pricing Director. Coverly launched in February and has since experienced significant growth, which is set to continue in 2020 with two new appointments. Berry brings 15 years ... Read the full article

Aspen Re’s Abdallah Balbeisi to join QBE as SEO, Head of MEA region

29th November 2019

QBE Insurance Group has announced the appointment of Aspen Re's Abdallah Balbeisi as Senior Executive Officer (SEO), Head of Middle East and Africa (MEA), effective May 2020. In his new role, Balbeisi will be based in Dubai and will report to Stephen Postlewhite, Deputy Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) of QBE Re. He ... Read the full article

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