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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.

David Roberts to stand down as Chair of Beazley

21st July 2022

Specialist insurer Beazley has announced that its chair, David Roberts, will be standing down from the board in autumn 2022. Roberts will take up the role as Chair of the Court of the Bank of England and will succeed Sir Bradley Fried, who served as Chair from June 2018 to June ... Read the full article

Vesttoo appoints Allianz’ Minas Kalachian as Head of Structuring

21st July 2022

Vesttoo has appointed reinsurance executive, Minas Kalachian as its new Head of Structuring. Within this role, he will lead the Product Specialists and Structuring teams at Vesttoo, which will ultimately drive the development of financing solutions for the company’s clients. As well as this, the teams will also design and implement financial ... Read the full article

RMS appoints head of global models and climate risks

21st July 2022

RMS has brought Claire Souch back into the fold as its new head of global models and climate risks. In her new role, Souch will lead on the expansion of core natural catastrophe models, the integration of climate risk factors to them, as well as on development of new climate risk ... Read the full article

Alexander Vollert appointed as a member of AXA’s Management Committe

21st July 2022

AXA has appointed Alexander Vollert, AXA's Chief Operating Officer and CEO of AXA Group Operations (AXA GO), as a member of the company’s Management Committee. Vollert’s appointment is effective September 1st, 2022. Vollert joined AXA in September 2016. He directly started his tenure at the company as CEO of AXA Germany. Prior to ... Read the full article

Convex launches US E&S focused MGU with professional liability hires

21st July 2022

Specialty insurance and reinsurance company Convex has launched a new managing general underwriter (MGU) focused on the insurance market in the United States. Convex US has been launched as an MGU that will have a focus on excess and surplus (E&S) lines business. The MGU, Convex US, will source primary E&S insurance ... Read the full article

EY expands UK Financial Services practice with new partner hire

21st July 2022

EY has appointed UK consulting partner James Anderson to lead its pricing consultancy practice, which offers pricing strategy and advises analytics and technology to non-life insurance firms. Anderson joins from Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), a multinational global corporate insurance carrier, where he was the Deputy Global Chief Pricing Actuary. Prior ... Read the full article

Spring Insure appoints Bethany Thomas as Senior Underwriter

21st July 2022

Spring Insure, the specialist financial and professional lines MGA, has appointed Bethany Thomas as Senior Underwriter, continuing the expansion of its team Bethany will be responsible for leading the UK financial lines and commercial directors' and officers' liability insurance team. Bethany has spent her 14-year insurance career as a financial lines ... Read the full article

Hanover Insurance Group elects Elizabeth A. Ward to its board

21st July 2022

The Hanover Insurance Group has announced Elizabeth A. Ward has been elected to the company's board of directors, and has been appointed to serve on the board's audit committee. Ward, 57, has served as Chief Financial Officer of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, a mutual life insurance company, since June 2016. Read the full article

Rossini and Suckerman take new roles within AXA XL cyber business

20th July 2022

AXA XL’s cyber insurance business has announced the creation of two new roles and several regional underwriting management appointments in the US. Rachel Rossini has assumed a new role as Product Manager for Cyber and Technology E&O. In her new role, Rossini will lead the company’s go-to-market strategy in the US cyber ... Read the full article

Ashish Patel named COO at Allianz

20th July 2022

Allianz Holdings has announced the appointment of Ashish Patel to the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective from July 2022. In his new role, Patel will have responsibility for overseeing operations and technology. He will also join the Allianz Holdings Executive Committee. Patel has worked for the Allianz Group for nine ... Read the full article

SiriusPoint expands Brian Norton’s role to head of pricing & analytics for Americas

20th July 2022

SiriusPoint has appointed Brian Norton to be its new head of pricing and analytics for the Americas. In his new role, Norton will lead SiriusPoint’s team working on pricing for its America Property business and Bermuda CAT XL. It will also include portfolio analytics in addition to transaction pricing. According to his ... Read the full article

Hamilton Select Insurance makes two underwriting appointments

20th July 2022

Bermuda-headquartered, Hamilton Insurance Group, Ltd., has announced two appointments for its newly launched US excess and surplus (E&S) insurer – Hamilton Select Insurance Inc. Ashly Turner will lead the firms US Energy Insurance, and Steve Blackwell will lead US Life Sciences Insurance. Throughout the last year, Hamilton has established and quickly grown ... Read the full article

Bradley Bodell joins Ryan Specialty as Chief Information Officer

20th July 2022

Ryan Specialty Holdings has announced that insurance information technology veteran Bradley Bodell has joined the firm as Chief Information Officer. In this role, Bodell will lead Ryan Specialty’s technology and security teams and be responsible for developing the strategy and technology capabilities needed to support revenue growth and mitigate risks across ... Read the full article

AXA XL appoints Sarah White as senior underwriter for PI, UK and Lloyd’s

20th July 2022

AXA XL has appointed Sarah White as senior underwriter for professional indemnity for the UK and Lloyd’s. The appointment, which becomes effective immediately, will see White responsible helping to deliver the strategic, profitable growth of AXA XL’s Professional Indemnity book of business in the UK and establishing and developing relationships with ... Read the full article

Tokio Marine HCC Specialty Group announces series of senior appointments

20th July 2022

Tokio Marine HCC (TMHCC) Specialty Group has announced a series of appointments and promotions. In London, Martha Crowhurst has been promoted to Senior Contingency Underwriter and will head up the London Market operation. Having been a part of the Contingency team for seven years, Crowhurst has a wide amount of experience and ... Read the full article