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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.

Canopius appoints Gabrielle Folliard as Head of Claims

1st November 2018

Global specialty lines re/insurer Canopius has announced the appointment of Gabrielle Folliard as Head of Claims. Folliard joins Canopius from Markel International, where she most recently served as Head of Specialty and Financial Lines Claims. She is due to take up her new role in early 2019 and will report to Laurie ... Read the full article

Industry veteran Tim Cramphorn joins Ensurance UK as Non-exec Director

30th October 2018

Ensurance UK Limited, a construction and engineering managing general agent (MGA) and Lloyd's Coverholder, has appointed Tim Cramphorn as Non-Executive Director, effective November 1st, 2018. Cramphorn is a former Managing Director of HSB Horton Engineering Insurance, which is owned by reinsurance giant Munich Re. He is a chartered director with more than ... Read the full article

Canopius appoints Alan Winch as Head of Accident & Health

29th October 2018

Global specialty lines re/insurer Canopius has announced the appointment of Alan Winch as Head of Accident and Health. Winch joins Canopius from Tokio Marine Kiln, where he most recently served as department head for Accident and Health. In his new position, he is joined by Henry Brigstocke from October 2018, Tim Prifti ... Read the full article

Clyde & Co’s Simon Kemp joins BMS Group as Chief Legal Counsel

29th October 2018

Independent specialist insurance and reinsurance broker, BMS Group Limited, has announced that Simon Kemp has been appointed Group Chief Legal Counsel, effective November 1st 2018. He joins from global law firm Clyde & Co, where he is partner, and will be based in London, reporting to BMS Group Chief Executive Officer ... Read the full article

Asia Capital Re announces underwriting and management appointments

29th October 2018

Asia Capital Reinsurance Group Pte. Ltd. has announced a number of new underwriting and management appointments, which includes the establishment of specific leadership positions for its Treaty, Facultative and Specialty business. On October 22nd, 2018, Soeren Soltysiak joined the firm as Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) of Treaty, and in December 2018, Ronnie Tong ... Read the full article

AIG names Talbot’s Peter Bilsby as Global Head of Specialty

29th October 2018

Global insurer American International Group (AIG) has announced the appointment of Peter Bilsby, current Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Talbot Group, as Global Head of Specialty. Talbot is a Lloyd’s insurance and reinsurance specialist that was acquired by AIG in July 2018 as part of its purchase of Validus Holdings ... Read the full article

Brit names John King as CUO of Global Specialty USA business

29th October 2018

Brit Ltd, the global specialty insurer and reinsurer, has announced the appointment of John King as Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) for Brit Global Specialty USA (BGSU). King will move to Chicago from his current role as Group Executive Underwriter at Brit Global Specialty in London, reporting to Nick Davies, President of ... Read the full article

AmTrust at Lloyd’s appoints Lucy Forcey to North American property cat team

26th October 2018

AmTrust at Lloyd’s (ATL), the Lloyd’s operation of multinational property and casualty insurer AmTrust Financial Services, has appointed Lucy Forcey Senior Underwriter, North American Property Catastrophe Treaty, a new line of business for ATL Syndicate 1861. Forcey began her career in 2006 as an Assistant Internal Auditor for Novae Group. She ... Read the full article

W. R. Berkley appoints Scott Barraclough CEO of public entity unit

26th October 2018

Re/insurance holding company W. R. Berkley Corporation has announced the appointment of Scott Barraclough as Chief Executive Officer of Berkley Public Entity (BPE), a Berkley Company. Curtis Fletcher succeeds Barraclough in his previous role as President of the Berkley company Admiral Insurance. The appointments are effective immediately. Barraclough joined the company in ... Read the full article

Everest Insurance adds Lazar to lead west region risk management team

26th October 2018

Everest Insurance, a division of global reinsurer Everest Re Group, has announced the appointed of John Lazar to its risk management unit as Vice President and West Region Leader. Lazar, who joins from Willis Towers Watson, where he was Center of Excellence Casualty Leader for California, will oversee a team of ... Read the full article

Alliant appoints Brendan Quinlan Senior Vice President in California

26th October 2018

Alliant Insurance Services, the U.S specialty insurance brokerage firm, has added Brendan Quinlan to its San Francisco team as Senior Vice President. Quinlan joins from Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., where he'd served as Area Senior VP since 2003. Quinlan has targeted expertise working with clients in the technology industry, and has developed ... Read the full article

DWF adds Richard Burger to London Regulatory team

25th October 2018

Multinational law firm DWF has appointed Richard Burger as a Partner in its Regulatory, Compliance & Investigations team in London. Burger joins DWF from corporate and insurance firm Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC) and has 20 years’ experience in UK and international regulatory enforcement, criminal and internal corporate investigations. He is also a ... Read the full article

Asta adds Paul Jardine and Bob Stevenson to Board of Managing Agency

25th October 2018

Asta, the third-party managing agent at Lloyd’s, has announced that Paul Jardine and Bob Stevenson have joined the Board of Asta Managing Agency as Independent Non-Executive Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director, respectively. Jardine joins from Asta from AXA XL, before which he served as Director and Chief Actuary at Equitas for ... Read the full article

Labuan FSA appoints Datuk Oh Chong Peng as Chairman

25th October 2018

The Labuan Financial Services Authority has announced the appointment of Datuk Oh Chong Peng as its new Chairman, effective October 16 until February 15 2020. Peng has close to 50 years’ experience in financial and other business sectors. He is currently the Non-Executive Director of British American Tobacco (Malaysia) Berhad, Malayan Flour ... Read the full article

AXIS Capital appoints Deutsche Bank’s Elly Hardwick to Board of Directors

24th October 2018

Bermudian re/insurance group AXIS Capital Holdings has announced the appointment of Elly Hardwick to the company’s Board of Directors, effective November 1. Hardwick has held senior leadership roles at Credit Benchmark, Thomson Reuters and, most recently, Deutsche Bank AG. “Elly brings experience driving innovation and strategy at world-class companies, coupled with the ... Read the full article

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