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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.

Ian Carson re-appointed Chair of Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation

27th April 2020

The Morrison Government has announced the re-appointment of Ian Carson as Chair of the Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation (ARPC) for a further three-year period, commencing July 1, 2020. Carson has served as Chair of the ARPC since July 2017 and has extensive board membership experience. He previously served on the boards of ... Read the full article

Pacific Life Re bolsters leadership team in Korea

24th April 2020

Life reinsurer Pacific Life Re has announced several new appointments to its operation in Korea. Phil Hay has joined Pacific Life Re as the new Head of Korea in Seoul reporting to Andrew Gill, the Managing Director, Asia and Australia. Hay, who has over 25 years’ experience in the life insurance industry, ... Read the full article

Everest Insurance makes changes to Commercial Casualty leadership team

24th April 2020

Everest Insurance, a division of Everest Re Group, Ltd., has announced a number of promotions within its Commercial Casualty leadership team, with four U.S. domiciled underwriters becoming regional leaders. Frank Engle, who joined Everest Insurance in 2018 in the Atlanta office, has been appointed Vice President & Regional Leader for the ... Read the full article

Chubb appoints Markwick-Day to CUO role within overseas general energy division

24th April 2020

Global re/insurer Chubb has announced the appointment of Melanie Markwick-Day as upstream energy senior underwriting officer for its overseas general energy division. Markwick-Day previously worked for Lloyd’s syndicates Ascot and Neon as upstream energy class underwriter. She is based in London and reports to Andrew Brown, Chief Underwriting Officer, global energy. Her remit ... Read the full article

AXIS Insurance adds Head of Strategy and Innovation role for Cyber & Tech

24th April 2020

AXIS Insurance, a division of Bermuda-based AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, has hired former Lockton Senior Vice President (SVP), Max Perkins, as Head of Strategy and Innovation for the firm's Global Cyber and Technology unit, effective immediately. In this newly created role, Perkins will be based in the U.S. and reports to ... Read the full article

TransRe hires Stephanie Russell to lead Canadian branch

23rd April 2020

Transatlantic Reinsurance Company (TransRe), the wholly owned reinsurance subsidiary of Alleghany Corporation, has announced that Stephanie Russell has been appointed Chief Agent for its Canadian operations, effective April 13, 2020. Russell joined TransRe Toronto from Aviva Canada in 2015 to lead the local actuarial department, and was promoted to Appointed Actuary ... Read the full article

WTW announces leadership changes in Singapore & South Asia

23rd April 2020

Global re/insurance brokerage Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has appointed Leng Leng Ng as Country Leader for Singapore as Vivek Nath transitions to lead the company's Corporate Risk and Broking (CRB) operation in South and Southeast Asia. Ng takes on the responsibilities in addition to her role as Head of CRB in ... Read the full article

Liberty Mutual names Pete D’Orsi Chief Data & Analytics Officer, GRS

23rd April 2020

The commercial and specialty insurance and reinsurance division of Liberty Mutual Insurance, Global Risk Solutions (GRS), has appointed Pete D'Orsi to the newly created position of Chief Data and Analytics Officer. In his new role, D'Orsi will report to GRS Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO), James Slaughter. He will partner with primary, ... Read the full article

Willis Towers Watson names Cyrille de Montgolfier as Head of France

23rd April 2020

Re/insurance broker Willis Towers Watson has announced the appointment of Cyrille de Montgolfier as the new leader of its French business, Gras Savoye Willis Towers Watson. De Montgolfier takes up the position of Head of France on 27 April and will be based in Paris. He has over three decades of insurance ... Read the full article

AFL hires Pilar Villanueva as Head of LatAm desk

22nd April 2020

Independent Lloyd’s broker AFL Insurance Brokers Ltd (AFL) has announced the appointment of Pilar Villanueva as Head of LatAm desk. Based in London, she will work with AFL’s product line experts to ensure international capabilities are delivered to the region as AFL continues to build out its expertise in Latin America. Villanueva ... Read the full article

IRB Brasil Re Board members resign amid “serious impacts” of COVID-19 crisis

22nd April 2020

Rio de Janeiro headquartered reinsurer IRB Brasil Resseguros SA (IRB Brasil Re) has announced that certain members of its Board of Directors have resigned amid the impacts of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. On April 20th, 2020 the reinsurer received the resignations of Vinicius Jose Almeida Albernaz and Alexsandro Broedel Lopes from ... Read the full article

Paul Jardine takes Non-Exec Chairman role at Chaucer

22nd April 2020

Specialty international re/insurance group Chaucer has announced the appointment of Paul Jardine as Non-Executive Chairman. Jardine was formerly Executive Vice President and Chief Experience Officer at XL Catlin and has extensive experience in the Lloyds and London markets. He previously served as Director & Chief Actuary at Equitas, prior to which he ... Read the full article

Coverys adds Robert Forster as Director of Underwriting

21st April 2020

Coverys Managing Agency has announced the appointment of Robert Forster as director of underwriting. Forster’s appointment is effective June and he succeeds Phil Sloan, who is due to retire from the position. He brings over three decades of specialist underwriting experience to Coverys and most recently served as Chief Underwriting Officer and ... Read the full article

AXA XL announces new leadership team, operating model

21st April 2020

AXA XL, the property & casualty and specialty risk division of AXA, has announced a new leadership team and proposed changes to the operating model of its insurance business. Following a strategic review, a proposal has been put forward which would see the creation of a single global insurance underwriting function ... Read the full article

Obsidian Insurance adds Dan Larkin as CUO

21st April 2020

Obsidian Insurance Holdings has added Dan Larkin to its senior management team as Chief Underwriting Officer. Obsidian was recently formed in partnership with industry executives and Genstar Capital. Larkin joins with over 25 years' experience in the insurance industry and most recently served with Allianz as Northeast Zone Midcorp Program Director. Prior to ... Read the full article

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