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December 12, 2012

UK boards making progress in diversity

by Gill Montia

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UK boardrooms are making clear progress on diversity and the use of external evaluation, according to the Association of British Insurers (ABI). In a new study based on an analysis of FTSE 350 annual reports, the ABI found that: Board diversity is improving: 26% of FTSE 100 and 31% of FTSE 250 board appointments were […]



BGL appoints HR director

by Richard Kilner

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The BGL Group has announced the appointment of Catherine Lynch as a new Executive Team member and the firm’s Human Resources director. She joins the firm from Barclaycard, where she worked most recently as HR director for the UK and Europe. Earlier in her career Lynch worked for seven years as Santander’s HR director, as […]



December 11, 2012

Beazley announces new property division leader

by Richard Kilner

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Beazley plc has announced that Jonathan Gray, leader of the property division for 20 years and a director for the last 11, has indictaed his intention to resign from the board in July of 2013. Gray will retain his position as a director of the group’s Lloyd’s managing agency, Beazley Furlonge Limited. He is to […]



December 10, 2012

LIU Europe appoints Switzerland sales manager

by Richard Kilner

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Liberty International Underwriters Europe (LIU Europe) has announced the appointment of Eric Maltonti as sales manager of Suisse Romande. Maltonti, who is to be based in Zurich, will report directly to Felix Böni, the branch manager for Switzerland. Maltonti will take on a sales role for all business lines written in the mostly French-speaking part […]



December 8, 2012

Aviva announces directorate change

by Gill Montia

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Aviva has announced that Euleen Goh, an independent non-executive director of the group, has decided to step down from the board and as a member of the audit, nomination and corporate responsibility committees, with effect from 31st December 2012. Ms Goh joined the insurer’s board in 2009 and is leaving to pursue her activities in […]



December 7, 2012

Howden names future non-executive chairman

by Richard Kilner

Story link: Howden names future non-executive chairman

Howden Broking Group Limited has announced that next year Adrian Colosso is to become non-executive chairman of the Board of Directors. Colosso was previously chief executive officer of Heath Lambert, and after the firm was acquired by AJ Gallagher he served as chief executive officer of UK Retail for Gallagher Heath. Howden Broking Group Chief […]



December 6, 2012

Miller appoints Nicholls to downstream energy team

by Richard Kilner

Story link: Miller appoints Nicholls to downstream energy team

Miller has announced that it has bolstered its downstream energy team with the appointment of Daniel Nicholls. The appointment of Nicholls, a specialist in production and broking, was warmly welcomed by Julian Taylor, Head of Energy at Miller. Taylor praised his excellent broking and production skills, which cover several classes, and said that his appointment […]



December 5, 2012

AIG appoints Global Consumer CUO

by Richard Kilner

Story link: AIG appoints Global Consumer CUO

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) has announced the appointment of Kim Garland as the new chief underwriting officer for Global Consumer Insurance. Garland joins AIG Property Causalty from AIG’s United Guaranty Corporation (UGC) where he was president and chief executive officer. In his new role he will assume responsibility for the worldwide Consumer book of […]



December 4, 2012

Willis makes European leadership appointments

by Richard Kilner

Story link: Willis makes European leadership appointments

Global insurance broker Willis Group Holdings has announced a number of senior leadership appointments in its Willis International business unit focusing on its UK and wider European operations. Willis’ Continental European operations is to be divided into two separate regions, namely Western Europe and Central and Eastern Europe. Director General of Willis Iberia Alberto Gallego […]



RSA appoints Mid Market Regions Director

by Richard Kilner

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Global insurer RSA has announced the appointment of Dan Wilkinson as the firm’s new Mid Market Regions Director. Wilkinson will assume responsibility for leadership of the firm’s UK Mid Market business, which trades through a strong regional footprint. He brings more than two decades of experience in the industry to his new position, and prior […]



December 3, 2012

Towergate completes acquisition of NPIB

by Richard Kilner

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Towergate Insurance has announced that it has acquired the business and assets of Norwich and Peterborough Insurance Brokers (NPIB). The acquisition of the non-life insurance broking operation of the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society is Towergate’s 25th this year and follows the acquisition last month of Dawson Whyte. NPIB was founded 18 years ago after […]



November 30, 2012

QuestGates announces plethora of hires

by Richard Kilner

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Specialist loss adjuster QuestGates has announced a raft of appointments, including that of Dave Clare, who joins the firm from Merlin, as does his colleague David Hession. Gemma Larkin has been hired by the Corporate Claims Solutions team as a liability claims handler, having previously worked for Allianz where she worked in internal audit. The […]



Willis North America to acquire Avalon Actuarial

by Richard Kilner

Story link: Willis North America to acquire Avalon Actuarial

Willis North America has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Avalon Actuarial Inc. Avalon Actuarial is a leading Canadian employee benefits brokerage and actuarial consulting services firm, based in Montreal. The 45 employees and leadership team of Avalon Actuarial will join Willis North America’s Canadian operations, and […]



Marsh makes international leadership appointments

by Gill Montia

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Marsh has combined its Asia and Pacific regions and appointed a dedicated leader for a new Continental Europe, Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Turkey region. Martin South will become chief executive officer of Marsh Asia-Pacific, following his successful track record in previous roles with the group including chief executive officer of Marsh Europe and […]



November 29, 2012

Bupa makes international appointment

by Gill Montia

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Bupa has appointed Robert Lang as managing director of its International Private Medical Insurance (IPMI) business. Mr Lang joins from UBS where he was a managing director in the bank’s European Wealth Management division. However, he has more than 10 years’ experience of the insurance sector, having previously held various roles within HSBC including managing […]



November 28, 2012

Aviva appoints IT transformation director

by Gill Montia

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Aviva has announced that Phil Pavitt is to join the company as IT transformation director. Taking up the post on 7th January 2013, he will report to chief operations officer, Cathryn Riley. In his newly-created role, Mr Pavitt will direct an IT change programme that will rationalise and simplify Aviva’s IT by adopting a modern […]



November 27, 2012

Standard Life establishes Middle East presence

by Richard Kilner

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Standard Life has announced the opening of its first office in Dubai, UAE, which will be the firm’s first presence on the ground in the Middle East. The firm was given a licence by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) to establish a branch inside the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). The move follows that […]



November 26, 2012

Towergate acquires Dawson Whyte

by Richard Kilner

Story link: Towergate acquires Dawson Whyte

Towergate Insurance has announced the acquisition of Dawson Whyte, one of Northern Ireland’s largest independent broking businesses. Dawson Whyte was founded in the 1950s as a partnership, and is today headquartered in Belfast with five offices across Northern Ireland. The firm provides commercial and personal lines insurance services to Ireland, Northern Ireland and the rest […]



November 22, 2012

Catlin appoints group claims director

by Richard Kilner

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International specialty property/casualty insurer and reinsurer Catlin Group Limited has announced the appointment of Glenn Brace as the firm’s new group claims director. Brace, who is to join Catlin early next year, will assume responsibility for the firm’s worldwide claims operations. He will be based in London and succeeds Nick Sinfield, who has been promoted […]



RSA appoints new chairman

by Richard Kilner

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Global insurer RSA has announced the appointment of Martin Scicluna as the firm’s new chairman. Scicluna brings extensive experience to his new role, having served in the industry for over three decades, including more than 10 years as chairman of Deloitte. During his career he has also served as the chairman of Great Portland Estates […]