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Everest Re
Jonathan M. Zaffino

Everest Re Group, Ltd. has announced  that it has named Jonathan M. Zaffino as President of the North America Insurance Division, effective April 1, 2016.

Everest Re Group
John P. Doucette

Everest Re Group, Ltd. has announced  that it has named John P. Doucette as President and CEO of the Reinsurance Division, effective April 1, 2016.

Mr. Doucette has been a key member of the executive management team since he joined Everest in 2008. In his new role as President and CEO of the Reinsurance Division, he will have oversight of all reinsurance underwriting and claims operations worldwide.

Great American Insurance Group
Lisa A. Hays

Great American Insurance Group is pleased to announce that Lisa A. Hays was promoted to Vice President and Chief Actuary of Great American’s Property and Casualty Group, succeeding John Doellman, who will retire in May 2016. Ms. Hays has over 25 years of industry experience in the areas of pricing, reserving, reinsurance, product management, strategic planning, and predictive analytics.

Barbican Insurance Group
Iain Bremner

Barbican Insurance Group hasannounced that Iain Bremner is to join the firm as managing director of Barbican Managing Agency Limited (BMAL). Mr. Bremner will report to David Reeves, group chief executive officer of Barbican Insurance Group.
BMAL manages Barbican Syndicate 1955 and Special Purpose Syndicate 6118, which underwrites insurance and reinsurance business at Lloyd’s. BMAL also manages Arcus Syndicate 1856 which underwrites a property and specialty lines portfolio.

Talbot Underwriting Ltd
David McKenzie and David Jones

Talbot Underwriting Ltd. (“Talbot”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Validus Holdings, Ltd. (“Validus”), has announced the appointment of David McKenzie and David Jones as class underwriters of Talbot’s financial lines team. These hires will establish a local presence for Talbot’s financial lines business in Australia and drive growth in the region.

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions
Paul O'Ryan

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions grows its presence in North America with a new regional aviation insurance team that operates out of the Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Santa Ana office. Effective immediately, dedicated aviation underwriters, assistants and claims representatives will provide general aviation clients access to Swiss Re Corporate Solutions' high capacity, innovative products, underwriting expertise and fina

"The new general aviation team in Santa Ana showcases our commitment to the North American aviation insurance market and enables us to strengthen relationships in the region," states Paul O'Ryan, Head General Aviation North America. "Brokers and clients on the west coast will benefit from having aviation insurance experts in their own time zone.

John Elkann - Emmanuel Clarke,

PartnerRe Ltd. announced today that John Elkann, Chairman and CEO of EXOR, has been appointed Chairman of PartnerRe’s Board of Directors and that Emmanuel Clarke, President of PartnerRe Ltd., has been named President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of PartnerRe Ltd., subject to approval by Bermuda immigration.

Mr. Elkann commented, “I am honored to assume the role of Chairman of PartnerRe, and very pleased that we can appoint from within the company a CEO of the caliber and experience of Emmanuel Clarke. His intimate knowledge of PartnerRe and his deep understanding of the sector will prove crucial as we embrace the challenges and the many exciting opportunities we have in front of us."

Capsicum Delegated Authority
Daniel Snowden

Capsicum have announced that Daniel Snowden will be joining Capsicum Delegated Authority as a Director. He will be based in London and will report to Philip Richardson, Senior Executive Director at Capsicum DA. Daniel will be responsible for growing Capsicum DA’s offering across multiple territories, particularly Asia, Australia, Scandinavia and South Africa.

BMS Group
James Gordon

BMS Group Limited has announced the appointment of James Gordon as Managing Director of its Cyber and Technology Division. He will take up his position after serving his current notice period, reporting to Ian Gormley, managing director, BMS Risk Solutions

The Channel Syndicate
Gavin Watson

The Channel Syndicate has announced that Gavin Watson will be joining later this year as head of its Accident & Health (“A&H”) unit. He will be based in London and will report to Tom Corfield, active underwriter.