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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.

Lockton names Richard Barraclough as Head of Corporate in Manchester

24th May 2019

Re/insurance broker Lockton has announced the appointment of Richard Barraclough to the position of Head of Corporate at its Manchester office as it looks to grow its presence in the North England. Barraclough joins Lockton from AJ Gallagher in Yorkshire, where he most recently led its Leeds, Sheffield and Wakefield offices ... Read the full article

Everest Re adds Meryl Hartzband to Board of Directors

24th May 2019

Global reinsurer Everest Re Group has appointed Meryl Hartzband to its Board of Directors. A founding partner of Stone Point Capital, Hartzband served as the firm's Chief Investment Officer from 1999 to 2015. Prior to joining Stone Point, she was a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan & Co., specialising in private equity ... Read the full article

Lancashire CFO Elaine Whelan to step down in 2020

24th May 2019

Specialty insurance and reinsurance group Lancashire Holdings has announced that its Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Elaine Whelan plans to retire during the course of 2020. She will continue in her role as Group CFO throughout 2019 and the financial year end process, and will step down from this role and ... Read the full article

Ronald Natherson named CEO of Florida insurer Gulfstream

23rd May 2019

Gulfstream Property and Casualty Insurance Company, the Florida-based insurer, has announced the appointment of Ronald E. Natherson as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Natherson joins Gulfstream from Southern Oak Insurance Company, where he most recently served as Chief Operating Officer, based in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. He has over two decades ... Read the full article

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions names Head of A&H for North America

23rd May 2019

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has announced the appointment of Katie McGrath as Head of Accident & Health (A&H) for North America, effective June 10. Based in Windsor, Connecticut, she will be responsible for A&H strategy, underwriting, marketing, claims and operations in the region. McGrath joins Swiss Re Corporate Solutions from AIG, where ... Read the full article

Sean Kelly joins Ariel Re from Tokio Millennium Re

23rd May 2019

Ariel Re has named Sean Kelly as Senior Vice President (SVP), Specialty Underwriter, Credit and Financial products, effective June 10th, 2019. In his new role, Kelly will report to Ariel Re's Head of Professional Lines and Casualty Treaty Underwriting - Bermuda, Stephen O'Flynn. Kelly brings over 20 years of industry experience to ... Read the full article

ProAssurance appoints Edward Rand CEO

23rd May 2019

Specialty insurer ProAssurance has announced that its President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), Edward Rand, is to succeed W. Stancil Starnes as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective July 1st, 2019. On this data, Starnes will have served as CEO of the firm for twelve years, and will transition into the role ... Read the full article

Generali elects Frédéric de Courtois VP of Insurance Europe

23rd May 2019

Italian insurance giant Generali Group has elected its General Manager Frédéric de Courtois as Vice President of Insurance Europe, the European insurance and reinsurance federation. Courtois, who has been elected to serve for a three-year term, began his career in the insurance sector in 1993, holding several management positions in various ... Read the full article

AXA XL names Northeast & Central region leaders for North American Property

22nd May 2019

AXA XL has appointed Raymond Chiusano to lead its North America Property insurance team's Northeast region, and promoted Brian Gauder to lead its North Central region. Chiusano, who will be based out of New York, is assuming the role currently held by Joseph Moylan, who has announced his planned 2020 retirement. Prior ... Read the full article

Jeremy Johnson named CEO of Protective Insurance

22nd May 2019

Protective Insurance Corporation has revealed that its Board of Directors has appointed Jeremy D. Johnson as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective May 22nd, 2019. The appointment sees Johnson become a member of the firm's Board of Directors. He most recently served as President of US Commercial at AIG, and has also served ... Read the full article

Lockton promotes Sean Lyons to President of Florida operations

22nd May 2019

Insurance and reinsurance broker Lockton has promoted Sean Lyons to President of its Florida operations, based out of the firm's Miramar office. In his new role, Lyons will be responsible for overseeing the development and expansion in Florida to best serve customers on a national and global basis. He initially joined Lockton ... Read the full article

Stephen O’Flynn joins Ariel Re from Tokio Millennium Re

22nd May 2019

Ariel Re, a member of Argo Group, has named Stephen O'Flynn as its Head of Professional Lines and Casualty Treaty Underwriting, Bermuda, effective June 10th, 2019. In his new role, O'Flynn will report to Deputy Global Head of Reinsurance at Ariel Re, Matthew Wilken. He will be tasked with establishing, underwriting ... Read the full article

Ex-Lloyd’s CFO John Parry moves to Armour

22nd May 2019

Bermuda based insurer Armour Group has announced the appointment of John Parry as its Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO), starting in June. Lloyd’s of London revealed earlier this month that Parry was set to leave the corporation, where he has worked since 2001, most recently as CFO. In this role, he ... Read the full article

Fairfax appoints interim Chief Financial Officer

21st May 2019

Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited has appointed John Varnell, Vice President, Corporate Development, to serve as interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO) following the sudden death of Vice President and CFO, David Bonham, this past weekend. Fairfax Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Prem Watsa, commented: "The entire Fairfax family mourns the sudden and unexpected loss ... Read the full article

LSM adds AIG’s Paul Kunzer to lead new trade credit multi-buyer product line

21st May 2019

Liberty Specialty Markets, part of Liberty Mutual Insurance, has announced the appointment of Paul Kunzer to the role of Head of Trade Credit Multi-buyer and Excess of Loss. He will be leading the development of LSM’s new Trade Credit offering for Multi-Buyer and XOL programs. Kunzer will be based in Chicago and ... Read the full article

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