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Tysers opens Bermuda affiliate, relocates Tomkins to lead

14th August 2019

Specialty Lloyd’s broker Tyser has announced the launch of its Bermuda-based affiliate and appointed its Managing Director of Reinsurance, Richard Tomkins, to lead the new operations. Tomkins has relocated from London to Bermuda and becomes Managing Director of Tysers Bermuda. He has over 30 years’ experience covering both mainstream and specialty areas ... Read the full article

Gallagher makes changes to PS&E leadership

14th August 2019

Global insurance broker Gallagher has announced a number of changes within its Public Sector & Education (PS&E) leadership team in order to best meet shifting client demand. Gallagher has revealed that Peter Mason, Executive Director of PS&E, will take on the additional responsibilities of leading a major new strategic initiative designed ... Read the full article

FedNat adds two Independent Directors to Board

13th August 2019

Both David Michelson and David Patterson have been selected as candidates to serve as Independent Directors on the Board of FedNat Holding Company (FedNat). The additions of both Michelson and Patterson remain subject to regulatory approval, and once this has been received, the Board will immediately expand to nine members and ... Read the full article

Globe adds Peter Rossell as Head of Engineering Underwriting

13th August 2019

UK-based managing general agent (MGA) Globe Underwriting has announced the appointment of Peter Rossell as Head of Engineering Underwriting. The growth of Globe’s engineering portfolio is part of a wider strategy to broaden its client offering and will focus on construction and operational power business. Rossell joins with over 40 years’ experience ... Read the full article

Employers Holdings adds Antonello as EVP, Chief Actuary

13th August 2019

Employers Holdings, a US small business insurance specialist, has appointed Katherine H. Antonello as Executive Vice President, Chief Actuary. Antonello most recently served as the Chief Actuary for the National Council on Compensation Insurance. Prior to that, she held various positions with Lumbermen’s Underwriting Alliance and served as its Vice President and ... Read the full article

AXA XL adds Zurich’s Arezes to Property Insurance team in Canada

13th August 2019

Global re/insurer AXA XL has announced the appointment of Jennifer Arezes to its Property Insurance team in Canada as the firm targets national growth of its P&C Large Property business. She will work alongside Ian Rutherford, Head of Property, Canada and Urs Uhlmann, Chief Executive Officer and Country Manager of AXA ... Read the full article

Lard Friese proposed as Wynaendts successor as Aegon CEO

12th August 2019

The Supervisory Board of Aegon has announced its intention to propose the appointment of Lard Friese as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Shareholders, succeeding Alex Wynaendts. Friese will rejoin the firm as CEO-designate effective March 1st, 2020 and will succeed Wynaendts at the AGM to ... Read the full article

Lockton adds Aon’s Barber to lead global healthcare practice

12th August 2019

Global re/insurance brokerage Lockton has appointed William Barber to lead an international healthcare practice focused on driving collaboration and integration across its London teams and international network. It’s hoped the practice, formed as part of the company’s professional and financial services offering, will enable Lockton to bring the best of the ... Read the full article

Standard Asia marks China expansion with HK office, CEO hire

12th August 2019

Standard Asia, the Singapore-based subsidiary of mutual insurance association The Standard Club, has established a Hong Kong branch and appointed Michael Turnbull to lead as Chief Executive Officer. The legally-qualified insurance industry veteran will help spearhead an expansion effort in the Greater China region. He reports to Managing Director of Standard ... Read the full article

TransRe announces regional leadership changes

12th August 2019

TransRe has announced numerous changes to its regional leadership teams, including the appointment of Louise Rose as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of TransRe London Limited (TransRe London). Her appointment is effective September 1st, 2019 and sees Rose take over from Geoff Peach, who is retiring after 27 years with TransRe. Rose's appointment, ... Read the full article

Alliant names Dan Madej as SVP, Public Entity

12th August 2019

Alliant Insurance Services has announced the hiring of Dan Madej as Senior Vice President (SVP), Public Entity, based in the firm's Chicago office. In his new role, Madej will serve as the Practice Leader for the Public Entity Analytics Practice, a subdivision of Alliant Public Entity. He will be tasked with providing ... Read the full article

Fairfax promotes Jennifer Allen to group CFO

9th August 2019

Re/insurance holding company Fairfax Financial Holdings has announced the appointment of Jennifer Allen as the group’s Chief Financial Officer. Allen succeeds John Varnell, who will cease serving as CFO in an interim capacity and continue on as Vice President, Corporate Development of Fairfax. She has been with Fairfax for over 13 years, ... Read the full article

Paretchan appointed VP, East Region Lead for Everest Insurance division

9th August 2019

Everest Insurance has announced the appointment of Vahan Paretchan as Vice President and East Region Leader for its risk management casualty division. The division is primarily concerned with providing primary casualty solutions to customers in the large account marketplace. Vahan will oversee a team of underwriters operating in various US offices across ... Read the full article

Beazley appoints Roscoe to lead smart tracker syndicate

9th August 2019

Specialist insurer Beazley has appointed Will Roscoe to lead the company’s ‘smart tracker’ special purpose syndicate 5623 at Lloyd’s. Having joined the company in 2011 as an underwriter within open market property team, Roscoe will now oversee syndicate 5623's growth strategy whilst taking responsibility for underwriting the portfolio and working to ... Read the full article

Kaufman Group adds WTW’s Paul Smith as VP, Carrier Relations

9th August 2019

H.W. Kaufman Group, the parent company of wholesale brokerage and managing general underwriter Burns & Wilcox, has added Paul G. Smith as Vice President, Carrier Relations. Based in the Greater New York City area, Smith will lead and manage strategic relationships with Kaufman insurance company partners. He will also work closely with ... Read the full article

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