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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.

Swiss Re CorSo adds Seelan Naidoo to key South Africa role

29th November 2019

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, the commercial insurance arm of reinsurance giant Swiss Re Group, has appointed Seelan Naidoo as head of property & specialty lines in South Africa. He brings with him over 30 years’ experience in the commercial insurance sector and most recently served as head of property and engineering ... Read the full article

Philip Turner joins Pioneer as a specie underwriter

28th November 2019

Pioneer Underwriters has announced the addition of Philip Turner as a specie underwriter within its Marine Specialty team, effective December 2nd, 2019. In his new role, Turner will be based in London and will report to Andy Corton, Head of Marine Specialty. He brings extensive broking and underwriting experience to the role, ... Read the full article

Munich Re makes key Business Development hire for Australia & NZ

27th November 2019

Munich Re has announced the appointment of Alex François as Head of Business Development for its savings and investment business in Australia and New Zealand. Based in Sydney, François will focus on bringing reinsurance capabilities to insurance and superannuation clients in the Australian and New Zealand market. He will also be responsible ... Read the full article

Gard’s Magne Nilssen named London CUO

27th November 2019

Gard, a shipowner-controlled provider of P&I, marine and energy insurance solutions, has announced the appointment of Magne Nilssen as Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) London, effective March 1st, 2020. In this newly created position, Nilssen will be responsible for all business routed through the firm's London branch, and will report to Group ... Read the full article

Lockton bolsters LatAm presence with exec hires

27th November 2019

Global insurance and reinsurance broker Lockton has added Andrew Perry and Ed Fyfe as senior Latin America executives, while also promoting Marcela Flores to form a new Lockton regional LatAm executive with effect from 1 May 2020. Perry joins from Marsh, having held various senior appointments including Chief Executive Officer of ... Read the full article

MS Amlin CEO to depart as re/insurer announces new operating model

27th November 2019

Insurer and reinsurer MS Amlin has today announced the details of a new operating model and senior leadership team as part of MS&AD's recently announced reorganisation of its international business. As announced previously, the reorganisation of the firm's international business includes the removal of the regional holding companies across Mitsui ... Read the full article

Marsh recruits Chemicals & Life Sciences leader from Munich Re

27th November 2019

Global re/insurance brokerage Marsh has announced the appointment of Jenny Yu as Chemicals and Life Sciences Industry Practice Leader for the UK & Ireland. Yu joins Marsh from Munich Re, where she most recently served as Life Science Risk Solutions Leader. She has spent the last nine years at Munich Re in ... Read the full article

Miller adds Eugene Leong to property team in Singapore

27th November 2019

Global re/insurance broker Miller has announced the appointment of Eugene Leong to its Singapore team, enhancing its property, downstream energy and construction capabilities. He will work closely with Singapore and London colleagues to support growth from existing and potential new clients in the Asia region. Leong joins Miller from Marnix in Singapore, ... Read the full article

AXA XL Risk Consulting appoints Global Casualty Risk Engineering Leader

26th November 2019

AXA XL Risk Consulting has announced the appointment of Sheri Wilbanks as Global Casualty & Environmental Lines of Business Manager. Wilbanks joins the business from AIG, where she most recently served as Global Innovation Lead for AIG’s Client Risk Solutions division. Prior to that position, she served as Casualty and Financial Lines ... Read the full article

Tysers adds Christina Allen to Bermuda arm

26th November 2019

Tysers, the specialty London-based wholesale broker, has announced the appointment of Christina Allen as a Director of Tysers Bermuda. Allen was most recently employed at Paragon Brokers (Bermuda) Ltd. She joins Tysers with over 15 years of re/insurance experience, predominantly in the Financial and Professional Lines Market in both Canada and Bermuda. In ... Read the full article

Berkshire (BHSI) names Warrior Head of D&O Liability underwriting, UK & Ireland

26th November 2019

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI), a division of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, has hired Chris Warrior as Head of Directors' & Officers' Liability underwriting for UK & Ireland, based in the firm's London office. The appointment expands the company's European team with the addition of Warrior, who brings 36 years of ... Read the full article

Amynta appoints Global Head of Structured Solutions/Reinsurance

26th November 2019

Amynta Group has announced the appointment of Scott Allan as Global Head of Warranty Structured Solutions/Reinsurance. Prior to Amynta, Allan co-founded StatSure Financial and played a key role in the foundation of reinsurance platforms across industries seeking captive solutions. Previously, he also founded Oceanus Reinsurance A.I. (later named Spencer Re), an international ... Read the full article

Great American names President of M&A Liability Division

26th November 2019

Great American Insurance Group has announced the promotion of Roy Reynolds to Divisional President within its Property & Casualty (P&C) Group, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Liability Division. At the same time, Great American has named Garry Gordon as Divisional Senior Vice President, also for its P&C Group, M&A Liability Division. Reynolds joined ... Read the full article

Theresa Froehlich named Chair of Aspen Insurance UK

26th November 2019

Theresa Froehlich has been appointed Chair of Aspen Insurance UK Ltd. (AIUK) and as a non-executive director of AIUK and Aspen Managing Agency Ltd. (AMAL), subject to regulatory approval. At the same time, Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd. has announced the appointment of Natalie Waller as a non-executive director of AIUK and ... Read the full article

Markel’s Mia Finsness named MD, Global Casualty Underwriting & Claims

26th November 2019

Markel Corporation's Mia Finsness, who currently leads Casualty Claims at Markel for North America and the Dublin and London Assurance divisions, has seen her role expand to Managing Director, Global Casualty Underwriting and Claims. In her new role, she will continue to manage the Markel North America and the Dublin and ... Read the full article

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