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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.

WTW names two leaders for Natural Resources & Construction lines

16th June 2022

Insurance and reinsurance brokerage, WTW has announced two leadership appoints to its Natural Resources and Construction lines of business within the Asia Corporate Risk & Broking business, effective January 2023. Nicki Tilney will join WTW as Head of Construction, Power & Renewables in Asia, in a new role that has been ... Read the full article

Former NY Chief Insurance Regulator joins Lemonade

15th June 2022

Digital insurance company Lemonade has announced the appointment of Scott Fischer as Head of Government Relations and co-General Counsel. As Lemonade’s first Head of Government Relations, Fischer will provide strategic counsel regarding laws and regulations impacting the company and guide strategy around relationships with key stakeholders throughout the insurance regulatory community. In ... Read the full article

IQUW launches new crisis management insurance class

15th June 2022

IQUW, the property, commercial and specialty re/insurer has launched a new crisis management insurance class to help businesses anticipate, prevent, respond to, and recover from a variety of risks. The re/insurer has also confirmed that the new global crisis management portfolio will be led by Jon Atkinson, an experienced senior specialty ... Read the full article

Liberty Mutual Insurance names Hart EVP, Chief Legal Officer & Secretary

15th June 2022

Liberty Mutual Insurance Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), David Long has announced that effective as of January 2023, Damon Hart has been named Secretary, in addition to his current role as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer. As Secretary, Hart will be overseeing governance for the company's Board of ... Read the full article

Howden names Head of Employee Benefits & Wellbeing in Italy

15th June 2022

International insurance broker, Howden has appointed Cesare Lai as Head of Employee Benefits and Wellbeing for Howden in Italy. Within his new role, Lai brings a wealth of experience, having worked for over 20 years within the industry. Most recently, he served as Chief Executive Officer at Generali Welion. Prior to that ... Read the full article

AXA XL grows US Commercial E&O team

14th June 2022

AXA XL is growing its Commercial Errors & Omissions (E&O) insurance team in the US to meet high levels of demand for professional liability protection from service professionals. In line with this goal, the company has announced the additions of Melissa Sowa as Senior Vice President, Underwriting Manager Miscellaneous Professional Liability, ... Read the full article

Liberty Mutual Insurance names Monica Caldas to succeed as CIO

14th June 2022

Liberty Mutual Insurance has named Monica Caldas as its new executive vice president and CIO in a role that she will take up at the beginning of next year. Caldas will be replacing current executive vice president and CIO James McGlennon who is set to retire at the end of the ... Read the full article

HDI Global announces management board changes

14th June 2022

Industrial insurer HDI Global SE has announced several management changes. David Hullin will take over entire international business from Jens Wohlthat on the Management Board, who retires at the end of September 2022. When he takes on this new role, Hullin will be responsible for the entire business of the Industrial Lines ... Read the full article

Howden Insurance Brokers appoints Kenneth Durbin to new role

14th June 2022

Howden Insurance Brokers has appointed Kenneth Durbin to be its new managing director and head of strategy for global programs. Durbin comes to the company from a senior vice president role at Guy Carpenter, which he joined in 2017. Prior to Guy Carpenter, Durbin was assistant vice president at Willis Re. The ... Read the full article

DUAL Europe hires Floris Wijchman as Commercial Director

14th June 2022

Howden Group’s underwriting arm DUAL has appointed Floris Wijchman as Commercial Director, DUAL Europe, where he will report to newly appointed Chief Executive Officer, DUAL Europe, Olaf Jonda. With over 25 years of industry experience, Wijchman will bring a lot of expertise within his new role at DUAL Europe. He started ... Read the full article

SCOR promotes McMurdo to Reinsurance CEO as Blanc announces retirement

14th June 2022

Stuart McMurdo is set to replace Michel Blanc as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Reinsurance at SCOR, with the latter set to retire in January 2023 after 31 years of service. The French reinsurer notes that, effective immediately, McMurdo and Blanc will work very closely together to ensure a smooth transition ... Read the full article

WTW appoints Simon Lusher to lead food and drink specialism

14th June 2022

Leading global advisory, broking and solutions company, WTW, has appointed Simon Lusher as Client Relationship Director for Large and Complex Risks. Based in London, Lusher joins WTW from JLT Specialty (now Marsh); he will be reporting into Garret Gaughan, Head of Direct & Facultative. He will be responsible for risk solution development ... Read the full article

Ramon International appoints Harry Cook as Senior Account Executive

14th June 2022

Harry Cook is to become a new Senior Account Executive at Ramon International Insurance Brokers Limited. Lee Ellis – Head of International, Ramon International, made the announcement on LinkedIn, and said he was delighted to be welcoming Harry to the team. Harry joins Ramon International from Howden Reinsurance Brokers, where he served ... Read the full article

Chubb’s Combined Canada gets new president in Joel Schwartz

13th June 2022

Chubb’s Combined Canada has named Joel Schwartz as its new president. Schwartz will take on the role immediately and will oversee the organisation’s business operations, management, and growth strategies. He will report to Richard L. Williams, Jr., president of Combined Insurance. Schwartz joins the company after serving as president of CNO company ... Read the full article

Canopius Group appoints Paul Western as head of US casualty treaty

13th June 2022

Canopius Group has appointed Paul Western as head of US casualty treaty, effective immediately. Western joins Canopius from Optio Group, where he held the position of chief underwriting officer, overseeing strategic developments across numerous classes of business. Prior to that, Paul gained considerable experience in the US casualty market having spent 17 ... Read the full article