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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.

Inga Beale appointed to Crawford & Company’s board

18th February 2020

Crawford & Company, an independent provider of claims management and outsourcing solutions to carriers, brokers and corporates, has announced the election of Dame Inga Beale to its Board of Directors, effective February 11th, 2020. Beale served as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the specialist Lloyd's of London insurance and reinsurance ... Read the full article

Aspen appoints former VIBE Re CEO Milner, adds new head of MEA

17th February 2020

Former Chief Executive Officer of VIBE Reinsurance, Richard Milner, is set to join the reinsurance arm of Aspen Insurance as senior managing director, Aspen Re International. Milner brings over 20 years’ experience and prior to his tenure at VIBE spent over a decade at AXIS Re, where he eventually served as ... Read the full article

New Dawn Risk hires Senior Treaty Broker from Barbican

17th February 2020

New Dawn Risk Group Limited, an independent specialist intermediary for non-marine liability and specialty insurance and reinsurance, has announced the appointment of Rachel Cohen as a Senior Treaty Broker. Cohen joins the company from Barbican Syndicate at Lloyd’s 1955 where she most recently served as a Class Underwriter of International Casualty ... Read the full article

Berkshire (BHSI) expands European team with Swiss Re CorSo hire

17th February 2020

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has expanded its European team and named Daniel Weinmann as head of customer and broker engagement in Germany. Weinmann joins from Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, having most recently served as head of sales for Germany. He brings over 20 years’ experience to the role and will be ... Read the full article

Carleen Patterson joins Alliant’s Public Entity Group from Aon

14th February 2020

Carleen Patterson, previously of insurance and reinsurance broker Aon's Risk Solutions division, has been appointed First Vice President, Practice Leader within Alliant's Public Entity Group. In her new role, Patterson will be based in the company's Dallas, Texas office and will be tasked with providing innovative insurance and risk management solutions ... Read the full article

Martha Notaras joins Palomar’s Board of Directors

13th February 2020

Palomar Holdings, Inc. has announced that Martha Notaras has been appointed to its Board of Directors, replacing Geoffrey I. Miller, who resigned from the company's board, effective February 12th, 2020. The appointment sees Notaras serve for an initial term expiring at the firm's 2021 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders and will ... Read the full article

Mike Wilkins takes over as Chairman of QBE

13th February 2020

QBE Insurance Group has announced that former IAG CEO Mike Wilkins has been elected to take over as Chairman of the Group Board, starting from March 1, 2020. He will succeed W Marston Becker who is not standing for re-election, and who will retire from the Board on April 30. Wilkins joined ... Read the full article

CNA hires QBE’s Franzetti as EVP of Worldwide Claim

13th February 2020

US commercial property and casualty (P&C) insurer CNA has announced the appointment of Daniel Franzetti as Executive Vice President (EVP) of Worldwide Claim, effective April 6, 2020. He joins CNA from QBE North America, where he most recently served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Claims Officer. In his new role, Franzetti ... Read the full article

Swiss Re CorSo announces Chubb’s Scheidegger as Chief Claims Officer

12th February 2020

The commercial insurance arm of reinsurance giant Swiss Re has announced that Chubb's Marc Scheidegger is set to join the firm as its new Chief Claims Officer. Effective June 1st, 2020 Scheidegger will relocate from Paris to Zurich to join Swiss Re Corporate Solutions (Swiss Re CorSo), reporting to the company's ... Read the full article

HDI Global Specialty promotes Kangasniemi to Head of Airline

12th February 2020

HDI Global Specialty SE, the collaborative specialty insurance venture between HDI Global and Hannover Re, has promoted Frida Kangasniemi to the role of Head of Airline. Kangasniemi, who was previously Head of General Aviation at the company, will replace Thomas Broms who retired at the end of last year. She has 16 ... Read the full article

Tokio Marine Kiln recruits Special Risks underwriter from Barbican

12th February 2020

Tokio Marine Kiln, part of global insurance group Tokio Marine, has announced the appointment of Charlotte Pritchard as an underwriter within its Special Risks team. Pritchard joins the company from Barbican Insurance Group, where she has worked since 2017 as an underwriter specialising in malicious acts including terrorism and political violence. She ... Read the full article

Gallagher announces new CEOs of UK Specialty business & Pen Underwriting

11th February 2020

Global re/insurance brokerage Gallagher has announced that Jonathan Turner will become Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of its UK domiciled Specialty operation, subject to regulatory approval. Turner's appointment comes as current CEO of the business, John Thompson, takes on a new role as Head of Business Development for the UK-based operation. As part ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s confirms inaugural members of Culture Advisory Group

11th February 2020

The specialist Lloyd's of London insurance and reinsurance marketplace has today confirmed the membership of its Culture Advisory Group, established as part of the market's comprehensive action plan to drive long-term culture change across the organisation. The new, independent Culture Advisory Group will provide expert advice and robust challenge to ensure ... Read the full article

Miller adds facultative reinsurance specialist from Aon

11th February 2020

Specialist insurance and reinsurance brokerage, Miller, has announced the appointment of Michael Lazarus to its Facultative Reinsurance team. Lazarus started his career in the re/insurance industry in 1993 and joins Miller from rival re/insurance broker Aon in London. During his career, he has worked in London, Australia, the U.S., Hong Kong, ... Read the full article

H.W. Kaufman adds Director of Cyber Risk, Node International

11th February 2020

H.W. Kaufman Group, an international network of firms dedicated to shaping the future of the insurance industry, has announced the appointment of Matthew Lefchik to Node International as Director, Cyber Risk Management Services. In his new role, Lefchik is tasked with managing the firm's growth across North America, setting strategic direction ... Read the full article

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