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QBE Asia Pacific
Anthony Cloney

QBE Asia Pacific has announced the appoitment of Anthony Cloney as General  Director Vietnam, effective 1st January 2016.

Liberty International Underwriters
Diana Cossetti

Liberty International Underwriters (LIU) has named Diana Cossetti as senior vice president of LIU’s U.S. Casualty operation, newly-created underwriting leadership role overseeing Primary Casualty, Excess Casualty, Environmental, Railroad and Crisis Management.

Cossetti will be based in New York and report directly to Michael Finnegan, LIU’s chief underwriting officer for U.S. operations.

Cossetti brings 28 years of insurance industry experience to LIU, including the last 14 years in senior executive positions with Crum & Forster.  Her background is in both retail and wholesale markets.

JLT Specialty USA
Cari Hernandez

JLT Specialty USA, has announced the appointment of Cari Hernandez as Senior Vice President for its Entertainment and Hospitality practice.

Hernandez will be based in JLT’s Los Angeles office, where she will be managing the needs of a number of complex clients in gaming, resorts, events, sports and leisure.  

"We are very pleased that talented professionals such as Cari are proactively reaching out to us, and then joining us as we plant our flag on the West Coast with our Entertainment and Hospitality industry specialty,” said Jim Pierce, Chairman of JLT Specialty USA. “Having Cari on board is a reflection of our ongoing commitment to hiring the best professionals available in the industry specialties we serve.” 

Hernandez joins JLT following 12 years at Aon Risk Solutions as Senior Vice President of Global Strategy in the Entertainment practice with a primary focus on gaming and live events. Prior to her role at Aon, Hernandez served as Vice President of Near North Insurance Brokerage.
Joanne Allen

ArgoGlobal, has announced the appointment of Joanne Allen as Underwriter - North American Binding Authorities and Mortgage Impairment / Real Estate Owned, effective immediately. She will report to Matt Stollery, Property Binding Authorities Class Underwriter.

Joanne joins ArgoGlobal from Ark Syndicate Management Limited where she served as Property Programmes Underwriter. In this role, she was responsible for the launch and build of the North American Binding Authority division. Her product knowledge and network of coverholder and broker relationships enabled her to rapidly develop a highly successful book of business. Joanne began her career with Wellington Underwriting in 2000, initially as a Risk Modelling Assistant, before quickly moving to the North American Binding Authority team as an Underwriting Assistant.

Matthew Foote

ArgoGlobal, has announced the appointment of Matthew Foote as Head of Exposure Management, effective immediately. He will report to Gail Sumner, Head of Business Delivery Services.

Matthew brings more than two decades of exposure management and risk analysis experience to ArgoGlobal. He joins from MSIG at Lloyd’s where he served as Head of Exposure Management and Catastrophe Risk. In this role he was responsible for the production of the Syndicate’s exposure analytics strategy, the development of its catastrophe management function and the significant growth of its analytics team.

Lockton Companies
Ben Beeson

Lockton Companies has appointed Ben Beeson its Cyber Risk Practice Leader. Beeson will work with the insurance broker’s leading team of cyber insurance professionals to guide companies through an increasingly challenging cyber risk environment. Lockton is the world’s largest privately held, independent insurance broker.

Beeson will continue to be based in Lockton’s Washington, DC office, where he had previously worked as a client executive. He relocated to the US two years ago from Lockton’s London operation where he began his work in cyber risk.

Brian Kawamoto, Executive Vice President of Lockton, said, “Above all, Lockton is recognized for its culture of innovative thinking when addressing emerging cyber risks for our clients. I can think of no better individual than Ben Beeson to provide Lockton clients the necessary leadership to navigate today’s cyber security and privacy challenges.”

Martin Stephenson

JLT Re has announced  that Martin Stephenson will join its market leading Marine and Energy Division.

Martin will work closely with the Division's head, Nick Jay, and its senior leadership, chairing the Division's Management Committee. He will also join the JLT Re UK & Europe Broker Management Committee.

Commenting on the appointment Keith Harrison, CEO, UK & Europe, said “This is a great hire for JLT Re, we are delighted that Martin will be joining the team bringing over 25 years of market expertise and an excellent reputation with clients and colleagues.”

Martin was previously Managing Director of the combined reinsurance business of Cooper Gay & Co Ltd (Cooper Gay), and Newman Martin and Buchan LLP (NMB). He joined NMB in 1990 and held a number of key senior roles before becoming MD.

Mike Reynolds, Global CEO, said, “Martin shares the JLT Re commitment to service excellence and a client first philosophy that means he will be both a great fit and an important asset to our clients. It is a testament to the culture and the future direction of JLT Re that we are able to continue to attract such a high caliber of new colleagues.”

BMS Group
Ryan Jones

BMS Group Limited has announced the appointment of Ryan Jones as Director of Cyber Risk Intelligence. He takes up his position with immediate effect, reporting to Ian Gormley, Managing Director, BMS Risk Solutions.

Ryan has extensive experience as a cyber risk specialist and has advised a number of (re)insurance brokers, Lloyd’s syndicates and (re)insurance businesses on cyber protection, risk management and building and managing enterprise risk management programmes. Ryan previously had a successful career as a Sergeant of Marines with the United States Marine Corps.

Charles Taylor Adjusting
Richard Jackson

Charles Taylor Adjusting (CTA) has bolstered its aviation capability with the appointment of Richard Jackson as Resident Aviation Surveyor and Adjuster in Dubai. Richard brings over 25 years’ aviation engineering and insurance experience with him.

Richard’s appointment further enhances CTA’s service offering in the region and continues their commitment to both the local and international insurance markets. He will be responsible for strengthening CTA’s aviation presence in the Middle East and surrounding areas. His expertise on the Boeing and Airbus fleet will be particularly valuable to CTA’s clients in the region, who are experiencing substantial growth in both narrow and wide body aircraft fleets.

Richard joined CTA following three years with an international aviation adjuster. He previously worked as an aviation engineer with international airlines including Virgin Atlantic, British Airways and Monarch Airlines. He has type approval on numerous Boeing and Airbus aircraft.

JLT Specialty USA
Robert Robideaux

JLT Specialty USA, has announced the appointment of Robert Robideaux as the EVP and Regional Head of Client Development, focusing on private equity and alternative investment funds.

Robideaux joins as a member of JLT's Private Equity Executive Committee. His responsibilities will include client development, recruitment and management of a team focused on delivering JLT's specialty risk solutions to the alternative investment community.

“We are excited to announce Robert’s addition to our private equity practice and are pleased to welcome him to our team,” said Mike Rice, CEO of JLT Specialty USA. “We are dedicated to bringing the best talent on board, and Robert is an outstanding example of the specialized expertise we can bring to our private equity clients.”

“Robert will be a great asset to the private equity practice and will bring valuable insight to our clients, thanks to his unique background and demonstrated success in the private equity sector,” added David Payne, EVP and Chief Revenue Officer at JLT Specialty USA.

With over two decades of experience in the risk and insurance industry, Robideaux comes to JLT following his role at Marsh as Managing Director of the Global Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions Practice.