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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.

Nexus Underwriting Management
Tim Brangwyn

Nexus Underwriting Management Limited today announces that Tim Brangwyn has joined the executive team at Millstream Underwriting as a director

AXA Corporate Solutions
Rob Brown

AXA has announced the appointment of Rob Brown as Chief Executive Officer of AXA Corporate Solutions effective 1st March 2016.

He succeeds Philippi Rocard who, after 7 years managing AXA Corporate Solutions, has been appointed Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of AXA Assurance Maroc (Morocco) and head of Sub-Sarharan Africa.

Everest Re Group
Charles Higham

Everest Re Group, Ltd. has announced the appointment of Charles Higham to the position of Vice President and leader of the Financial Institutions Group at Everest Specialty Underwriters, a division of Everest Insurance. He is responsible for leading the management and professional liability lines of business for all types of financial institutions as part of the broader growth initiatives at Everest Insurance.

Charlie joined Everest Insurance from Zurich North America, where he led the financial institutions group. Charlie started his career at Gulf Insurance Group and has held several underwriting and management positions in the international and financial institution departments at both The Hartford and Arch Insurance Group.