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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.

Munich Re Syndicate names Natasha Jodrell as Deputy CUO

30th April 2020

Munich Re Syndicate, the Lloyd's of London Marine & Specialty underwriter of reinsurance giant Munich Re, has appointed Natasha Jodrell as its new Deputy Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) and as a member of its Executive Committee, effective May 1st, 2020. In her new role, Jodrell will be based in London and ... Read the full article

Lockton Re bolsters senior leadership with appointments of Mallon, Foxall

30th April 2020

Global reinsurance business Lockton Re has announced the appointment of two new leadership members in its London office. Phillip Mallon will be joining the North American team on 1 May and Freya Foxall will join the International P&C team on 1 July. Mallon will be reporting to Mark Higgins, Head of London ... Read the full article

Beazley expands global M&A underwriting team

29th April 2020

Specialist insurer Beazley has expanded its mergers & acquisitions team in an effort to better service key markets and explore new opportunities. Joining in London are Lorraine Lloyd-Thomas and Cameron McCoy. Lloyd-Thomas joins from Marsh where she spent 14 years, most recently as a managing director in its UK private equity and ... Read the full article

W/R/B Underwriting appoints trio to property team

29th April 2020

Berkley company W/R/B Underwriting has announced the appointments of Olly Durell, Dan Black and Sarah Reeve to its senior property team. Dan Black has joined as Senior Underwriter from MS Amlin where he spent 10 years in the Global Direct and Facultative (D&F) property team. Sarah Reeve has also joined as Senior ... Read the full article

Lockton targets continued growth with new leadership structure

29th April 2020

Re/insurance brokerage Lockton has announced a new leadership structure designed to support the company's planned growth ambitions, including the appointment of Hiram Marrero as President, Global Growth Officer. Marrero currently serves as Executive Vice President and Regional Executive Officer at Lockton, and in his new role as President, Global Growth Officer, ... Read the full article

Catalina Holdings adds Derrick Irby as CFO

28th April 2020

Legacy space specialist Catalina Holdings has announced the appointment of Derrick Irby to the position of group Chief Financial Officer. Irby will be based in Bermuda and starts his new position on May 1. He has 22 years of experience advising and leading the finance activities of re/insurers, including managing finance operations, ... Read the full article

Hamilton Re’s Kathleen Reardon appointed Chair of RAA’s Board

28th April 2020

The Reinsurance Association of America (RAA) has announced the election of new officers for 2020-2021, including Kathleen Reardon, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hamilton Re, Ltd., as Chair of the organisation's Board of Directors. Reardon, who was appointed CEO of Hamilton Re in 2014, takes over as Chair of the Board ... Read the full article

Chubb names Guney Celik as Regional Head of Marine, Eurasia & Africa

28th April 2020

Global insurer and reinsurer Chubb has announced the appointment of Guney Celik as Regional Head of Marine for Eurasia & Africa, effective immediately. Guney, who previously led Chubb's Marine portfolio in Turkey since 2017, takes responsibility for the ongoing expansion of the company's marine presence in the Eurasia & Africa region, ... Read the full article

Marsh expands renewable energy capabilities with key hires

28th April 2020

Global insurance broker Marsh has announced a series of key leadership appointments within Marsh JLT Specialty's Renewable Energy team. Oliver Holme joins as UK and US Offshore Wind Leader, a newly-created role, and reports to Hamish Roberts, Power Leader and Amy Barnes, Energy & Power Leader, US and Canada. Holme most recently ... Read the full article

Crawford & Company details CEO, President transition plan

28th April 2020

Crawford & Company, an independent provider of claims management and outsourcing solutions to carriers, brokers and corporates, has announced a Chief Executive Officer and President transition plan. After serving as Crawford & Company’s CEO & President for the last five years, Harsha V. Agadi, will be returning back to the board ... Read the full article

Arch promotes Croome and Biggas at Syndicate 12

28th April 2020

Arch Insurance International, a division of Arch Capital Group Ltd., has announced the promotion of both James Croome and Marie Biggas at Arch Syndicate 2012. Croome has been promoted to Active Underwriter and Biggas to Deputy Active Underwriter and, both new roles are in addition to their existing underwriting management roles ... Read the full article

Ascot names Everest’s Jonathan Zaffino as Group President

28th April 2020

Ascot Group, a global provider of specialty insurance and reinsurance solutions, has announced the appointment of Everest Insurance's Jonathan Zaffino as Group President. Zaffino will be based in the company's New York office and joins the firm after completing his contractual obligations with Everest Re. It was announced yesterday that Zaffino, ... Read the full article

Berkshire (BHSI) expands Global Property Underwriting Officer team

27th April 2020

The insurance arm of Warren Buffett's global insurance and reinsurance company, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company (BHSI), has expanded its Global Property Underwriting Officer team with the addition of Alessandro Cerase. Cerase will focus on General Property, Energy and Construction within the team. At the same time, he will also retain his ... Read the full article

Everest Insurance President & CEO Zaffino resigns

27th April 2020

Everest Re Group has announced the resignation of Jonathan Zaffino, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Everest Insurance Division. Zaffino departs to pursue another opportunity and will remain on garden leave until mid-June “Since joining Everest just over five years ago, Jon and the Insurance leadership team have built Everest Insurance® into ... Read the full article

Brit adds Tracy Wade as VP of BGSU unit

27th April 2020

Specialty re/insurer Brit has announced the appointment of Tracy Wade as Vice President, Programs, for Brit Global Specialty USA (BGSU). Wade will be based in Georgia and report to Tim Chesson, Senior Vice President, Programs. She will be responsible for developing BGSU’s Specialty Program offering and identifying future opportunities for growth, working ... Read the full article

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