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Canopius Group
Ivan Breen

Canopius Group, the global specialty insurance and reinsurance platform for Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Holdings, have announced the  expansion of its US direct property team with the appointment of Ivan Breen as senior vice president.

Jeremy Shallow

ArgoGlobal have announced the appointment of Jeremy Shallow as Credit and Political Risks Class Underwriter. He takes up his position with immediate effect, reporting to John Moffatt, Head of Specialty.

Jeremy joins us from Aspen Insurance where he served, most recently, as Deputy Head of its Credit and Political Risks Division. In this role, he played an integral part in the significant growth and diversification of this established book. Jeremy began his career with WestLB AG (now Portigon Financial Services) in 2005, as a graduate trainee, culminating with his appointment as a Director in Insurance Solutions, where he was responsible for sourcing and purchasing credit and political risk insurance for the bank’s global loan portfolio.

John Moffatt said, “Jeremy is a highly talented underwriter with a track record of exceptional risk selection and an ability to develop and manage successful books of business. His experience on the client side has afforded him a level of insight which allows him to consistently provide solutions tailored to insureds’ needs and he has demonstrated an entrepreneurial acumen which will play a key part in our ambitions for this sector. I am very pleased to welcome him to ArgoGlobal”.


Pioneer Underwriters
Jessica Huhn-Kenzik - Jessica Heflin

Pioneer Underwriters has announced its new Environmental Liability unit with the appointment of Jessica Huhn-Kenzik as Vice President to lead the new team. She is joined by Jessica Heflin as Assistant Vice President. Both appointments are effective immediately. The Environmental Liability team will report directly to Gary Dubois, President of Pioneer’s US underwriting platform, Pioneer Special Risk (PSR).

QBE North America
Joseph Davide

QBE North America have announced that Joseph Davide has joined the organization as Senior Vice President, Risk Management, QBE's large risk business in North America. This business is part of QBE's Standard Lines - Property & Casualty division, which comprises its Commercial, Personal, Program and Agricultural businesses. In this role, Mr. Davide will develop and drive underwriting and business strategies for large and complex property, primary casualty, and excess casualty risks, by working with QBE leaders to build national and regional distribution engagement strategies. 

Liberty Specialty Markets
Detlef Offenhau-Rainer Rieger-Sebastian Schare

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has strengthened its presence in the German casualty market with the appointment of a new four-strong casualty team in its Cologne office.

The team will write a book of primary and excess casualty business and report to Northern European Regional Manager and Cologne Branch Manager – Insurance, Wolfgang Weis.

Leading the team is Detlef Offenhau who has over 20 years’ experience working in the German casualty market and has a successful track record in developing casualty and long-tail business in Germany.

Detlef will be joined by Senior Underwriter, Rainer Rieger and Underwriter, Sebastian Schare. Both have considerable experience in the German market. The fourth member, an Underwriting Assistant, will join in February.

American International Group
Anthony Baldwin

American International Group has appointed Anthony Baldwin as chief executive officer (CEO) of the group’s UK operations.

Aspen Insurance
Oliver Brew-Bruce Eisler-Don Harrell-Tim Kania-Peter Slot

Aspen Insurance has announced the appointment of new global product heads as part of its strategy to leverage its global platform and better align product capabilities and distribution:

Oliver Brew has been appointed Executive Vice President, Global Head of Cyber Risk & Head of International Professional Indemnity.

Bruce Eisler, who joined Aspen in January 2010, has been named Global Head of Professional Liability.

Don Harrell has been appointed Global Head of Marine & COO of International Operations.

Tim Kania has been appointed Global Head of Onshore Energy & Construction

Peter Slot joined Aspen Insurance in early 2015 and was appointed Global Head of Accident & Health. Based in London


Chaucer Syndicates Limited
Bruce Bartell-John Fowle-David Bendle-Penny Shaw-Tony Gates

Chaucer has today announced several leadership promotions:

Bruce Bartell named Deputy Chief Executive Officer.

John Fowle promoted to Chief Underwriting officer

David Bendle assumes the position of Chief Operating Officer

Penny Shaw promoted to Chief Risk Officer

Tony Gates promoted to Head of Claims

Louis de Segonzac

Amlin announces the appointment of Louis de Segonzac to lead its Miami-based underwriting activities.

Tokio Marine Kiln
Paul Dreblow

Tokio Marine Kiln (TMK) has appointed Paul Dreblow as Head of Corporate and Commercial property in its London office.

The newly created position will see Paul responsible for large commercial (LCP) and mid-market property insurance at TMK.this follows on from a re-organisation of the underwriting teams on the company platform aimed at simplifying operations and streamlining the underwriting process.