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March 26, 2013

BGL Group announces new executive chairman and CEO

by Brian Turner

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The BGL Group today announced that Peter Winslow is to become Executive Chairman of the BGL Group, and Matthew Donaldson will take the role of Chief Executive Officer. The changes will be effective as of July 1. Peter Winslow has been Chief Executive of the Group since 1995, and has led the Group through an […]



March 11, 2013

Open GI appoints Insurer Relations Manager

by Brian Turner

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Open GI, has enhanced its Insurer Relations team with the promotion of Tavis Childs to Insurer Relations Manager. In his new role, Tavis will be responsible for maintaining relationships with insurer customers, working closely to secure products and making them available on the Open GI system for use by brokers. With over a decade of […]



March 7, 2013

BGL announces management changes

by Brian Turner

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The BGL Group today announced two new appointments and a departure within its senior team. Martin Overton has stepped down as Group Director Legal Services and leaves BGL in March. Martin joined the Group in 2006 as Director, Commercial and Corporate Services, and was promoted to Managing Director of ACM, BGL’s claims management arm, in […]



March 4, 2013

Thomas Carroll Group announces new appointments

by Brian Turner

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Thomas Carroll Group, the Welsh insurance, risk management to financial services group, has announced two senior executive appointments to its commercial insurance division. Sian England has joined Thomas Carroll Brokers as Account Executive based at the company’s Caerphilly headquarters. Augmenting Thomas Carroll’s Swansea headquarters is Jo Watson, who has been appointed New Business Executive for […]



January 4, 2013

Open GI bolsters Product Development team

by Richard Kilner

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Leading systems provider Open GI has announced that it has bolstered its Product Development operations with the appointment of Kerri Finnegan as head of Product Development. She brings almost two decades of experience with the firm to her new position, including a broad range of knowledge and expertise. In her new position Finnegan will manage […]



Crawford appoints US Property & Casualty CEO

by Richard Kilner

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Crawford & Company has announced the appointment of David J. Repinski as chief executive officer of the firm’s US Property and Casualty business. In his new position with the firm Repinski assumes responsibility for the Property and Casualty business unit’s operations, including expanding the firm’s operations, diversifying its services and spearheading innovations and initiatives. In […]



January 3, 2013

XL Group strengthens North America Property team

by Richard Kilner

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XL Group plc has announced that it has strengthened its North America Property business with the appointment of Joseph Moylan as its Northeast regional manager. Moylan is to be based in New York, and will report directly to Michele Sansone, Eastern Zone Executive in XL’s North America Property. Sansone explained that quality insurance coverage, risk […]



January 2, 2013

Miller makes senior reinsurance hire

by Richard Kilner

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Miller has announced that it has bolstered its London-based reinsurance team with the appointment of Charlotte Condon. Condon, an experienced producer and broker of facultative reinsurance, is the latest in a number of appointments the firm has made to its reinsurance team recently, with more such appointments are planned for the near future. Condon brings […]



December 28, 2012

Aviva France appoints CEO

by Gill Montia

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Aviva has announced that Nicolas Schimel has been appointed chief executive officer of Aviva France, following the resignation of Philippe Maso y Guell Rivet. Mr Schimel moves from the post of chief executive officer at UFF, an independent adviser company majority-owned by Aviva France, having previously undertaken a range of high profile roles in the […]



December 20, 2012

XL Group makes three hull insurance hires

by Richard Kilner

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XL Group plc has announced that its North American Marine business’ blue water hull risk management capabilities in New York are to be bolstered with three new appointments. Siobhan Coen and Jeff Loechner join the firm as senior underwriters, and Eileen Fellin becomes a senior claims consultant. Coen joins the firm from the American Hull […]



Canopius appoints new CFO

by Richard Kilner

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Canopius Group Limited has announced the appointment of Paul Cooper as group chief financial officer. Cooper joins the firm from Ernst & Young LLP, where he led the specialty (re)insurance market segment and was a lead partner for a number of Lloyd’s and London market financial audit engagements. Earlier in his career he worked for […]



December 19, 2012

Guy Carpenter opens Dubai office

by Gill Montia

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Guy Carpenter has opened its first office in the Middle East having received a licence from the Dubai Financial Services Authority to operate as an insurance intermediary in the Dubai International Financial Centre. Bilal El-Hoss has been appointed as senior executive officer to head up Guy Carpenter (Middle East) Ltd; he joins from Nasco Karaoglan […]



RK Harrison appoints Pardoe divisional director

by Richard Kilner

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R K Harrison has announced that it has bolstered its claims team with the appointment of Spencer Pardoe. Pardoe, who has been appointed divisional director, will work on claims for RKH Reinsurance Brokers, with a particular focus on developing the claims capabilities in the Specialty and Fac divisions. In his new position with the firm […]



December 18, 2012

XL bolsters political risk and trade credit team

by Richard Kilner

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XL Group plc has announced that it has bolstered its political risk and trade credit team with the appointment of David Lineham. Lineham will become a senior underwriter within the team, to which he brings extensive experience from his time as a litigator with law firm Clyde and Co. He has also worked for Aspen […]



Kiln announces new hire with Lloyd’s China

by Richard Kilner

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International specialist insurance and reinsurance underwriting group Kiln has announced the appointment of Gu Jin to lead its new venture with Lloyd’s Insurance Company (China) Ltd in Shanghai. Kiln will operate in China via Lloyd’s Insurance Company (China) Ltd as part of the newly created Kiln Underwriting Division. Jin will be tasked with developing a […]



December 17, 2012

Endurance appoints chief operations officer

by Richard Kilner

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Bermuda-based insurer Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. has announced the appointment of John L. O’Connor as chief operations officer. In his new role with the firm O’Connor will assume responsibility for Information Technology, Program Management, Strategic Sourcing and Insurance and Reinsurance Underwriting Operations. In his newly created role he will be directly responsible to Chief Executive […]



December 15, 2012

LV= appoints group company secretary

by Gill Montia

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LV= has appointed Rachel Small as group company secretary, effective 1st January 2013. Ms Small joined the mutual in September 2007 and is currently group general counsel. She will continue in this role, while taking on the additional responsibility of advising the LV= board of directors to ensure high standards of corporate governance across the […]



Hastings appoints marketing director

by Gill Montia

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Hastings Direct has appointed Nicola Charles as marketing director, reporting to managing director of retail, Tobias van der Meer. Ms Charles was formerly head of digital marketing at LV= having previously held senior roles in claims, customer relations and partnerships at RBS Insurance. Hastings’ chief executive officer, Gary Hoffman, comments: “Nicola is joining us at […]



December 14, 2012

Ex-Brit CEO to join Arthur J. Gallagher

by Richard Kilner

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Arthur J. Gallagher International has announced that Neil Eckert is to be appointed a non-executive director, subject to regulatory approval. Eckert is the founder and former chief executive officer of Brit Insurance, and he warned that the world was becoming increasingly under-insured. He went on to say that after three decades of experience in and […]



December 13, 2012

Munich Re chairman to retire

by Gill Montia

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Munich Re’s supervisory board chairman, Hans-Jürgen Schinzler, is retiring on 31st December 2012. He will be succeeded by Bernd Pischetsrieder, who has been on the reinsurer’s supervisory board since 2002 and is apparently “well acquainted” with the challenges of the international insurance industry.