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HDI Global Specialty bolsters Management Liability, FI team with Neon hires

29th June 2020

HDI Global Specialty SE, the collaborative specialty insurance venture between HDI Global and Hannover Re, has added Louise Parker and Charles Boorman to its Management Liability & Financial Institutions team. Both join the specialty lines insurer’s London office from Neon Syndicate 2468 with immediate effect. Parker joins as Senior Underwriter Management Liability ... Read the full article

Obsidian Insurance appoints Stacy Armstrong as Chief Client Officer

26th June 2020

Obsidian Insurance Holdings has announced the appointment of Stacy Armstrong as Chief Client Officer. Armstrong joins with over 25 years' experience in the re/insurance space. Her new role will include responsibility for managing client and reinsurer relationships. Armstrong most recently served as Executive Vice President, Underwriting, M&A, TPA Management at Cranmore, an advisory and ... Read the full article

Jonathan May takes International CFO role at Lloyd’s

26th June 2020

Insurance and reinsurance marketplace Lloyd’s of London has announced the promotion of Jonathan May to the role of International Chief Financial Officer (CFO). As International CFO, May will now be responsible for finance across Lloyd’s international network. May previously served as CFO for the APAC region, having joined Lloyd’s London office in ... Read the full article

RKH expands aviation team with 14 senior hires

26th June 2020

Specialty lines broker RKH Specialty has added 14 senior aviation experts in London and Colombia, as the company looks to build the largest independent logistics team. New hires in London include Alex Robinson as Divisional Director; Chris Vince as Divisional Director; Marcio Rosset as Divisional Director; David Clewley as Associate Director; ... Read the full article

Atrium Underwriters adds Chris Stooke as Non-Exec Chairman

26th June 2020

Atrium Underwriters, the managing agent for Lloyd’s Syndicate 609, has announced the appointment of Chris Stooke as Non-Executive Chairman. Effective January 2021, Stooke will replace Steve Cook, who is set to retire at the end of this year. Stooke will work closely with the company's Chief Executive Officer Richard Harries and its ... Read the full article

Marsh announces Sport, Entertainment & Media group in the UK & Ireland

26th June 2020

Global insurance and reinsurance broker Marsh has established a dedicated Sport, Entertainment & Media (SEM) industry group in the UK & Ireland, led by global events specialist, Richard Tolley. The new group brings together more than 60 client management, technical, placement and risk management specialists from across Marsh to support the ... Read the full article

Brad Perilman joins Worldwide Facilities as Head of M&A

25th June 2020

Worldwide Facilities, a US wholesale insurance broker, managing general agent and program underwriter, has announced that Brad Perilman has joined the company as Senior Executive Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions. As part of the executive management team, Perilman will lead Worldwide Facilities' M&A activities. His responsibilities will include transaction sourcing, strategic and ... Read the full article

Herman Kerremans named CEO of Howden’s new Belgian start-up

25th June 2020

International independent insurance brokerage, Howden Broking Group, has announced that it has been granted its licence to operate in Belgium. The new Belgian start-up is to be led by industry veteran Herman Kerremans and, with an established team, will provide best-in-class specialty solutions to clients across the Benelux region, strengthening the ... Read the full article

Bichard named Global Insurance Leader for PwC as O’Hearn departs

25th June 2020

PwC has announced the appointment of Jim Bichard as its new Global Insurance Leader, effective July 1st 2020, succeeding Stephen O'Hearn who is retiring after 38 years with the company. Bichard has worked in the insurance segment throughout his 23 years with PwC, most recently serving as the leader of its ... Read the full article

JB Boda adds Kiguru to Nairobi office, eyes Africa expansion

25th June 2020

Indian broker JB Boda Insurance & Reinsurance Brokers (PVT) Ltd has announced the appointment of James Kiguru to its Nairobi office, as it eyes further expansion into the Africa agriculture market. Kiguru will work to drive the broker’s agriculture Panafric strategy, support the existing clientele base seeking agro-based organic growth and ... Read the full article

Aegon adds Duncan Russell as Chief Transformation Officer

24th June 2020

Aegon, a provider of life insurance, pensions and asset management, has appointed Duncan Russell in the newly established role of Chief Transformation Officer. Effective September 1, Russell will report to CEO Lard Friese and will become a member of Aegon’s Management Board. He will work closely with the Executive Board in setting ... Read the full article

WTW adds Matt Foote as a senior director within climate and resilience hub

24th June 2020

Global re/insurance broker Willis Towers Watson has added Matt Foote as a senior director of Science & Analytics within its Climate and Resilience Hub. Based in London, Foote will focus on integrating climate information and expertise into the risk management and decision-making systems of public and private sector financial institutions. He joins from ... Read the full article

Orchid adds Ross Bowie as Head of Personal Lines

24th June 2020

Independent managing general underwriter Orchid Underwriters Agency has named Ross Bowie as Head of Personal Lines. “We are thrilled to have Ross join Orchid to lead our personal lines business,” said Brad Emmons, President and Chief Executive Officer at Orchid Insurance. “He is a consummate professional whose career has spanned the management of ... Read the full article

Beazley reveals leadership team for cyber & tech business

24th June 2020

Specialist insurer Beazley has revealed a new leadership structure within its global cyber & tech underwriting team, designed to support greater knowledge sharing and collaboration between the team globally. As Beazley announced previously, from the 1st of July 2020, Paul Bantick will take on global responsibility for cyber & tech. In ... Read the full article

Michael Rüsch to lead Switzerland at Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

24th June 2020

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions (SRCS), the commercial insurance arm of reinsurer Swiss Re, has announced the appointment of Michael Rüsch as Country Head Switzerland, effective 1 October 2020. He will be responsible for managing Swiss Re Corporate Solutions' strategy, development and performance in the Swiss commercial insurance market. Rüsch has more than ... Read the full article

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