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Trust Re
Kevin Quek

Trust Re has announced the appointment of Mr Kevin Quek as General Manager for its Labuan Licensed Branch Office.

Aon Benfield
Andy Marcell

Andy Marcell has been promoted to the position of President at global reinsurance intermediary Aon Benfield, reporting directly to Chief Executive Officer Eric Andersen.

Deanna Williams

JLT Re has announced the hiring and appointment of Deanna Williams to Partner of the firms’ Bermuda-based reinsurance brokerage business.

Everest Re
Matthew Kelly

Everest Re Group, Ltd. has announced that Matthew Kelly has joined the Group as Vice President and Head of the Reinsurance Division’s International Casualty Facultative unit and is based in Everest Re’s Miami Office. He will be responsible for worldwide Casualty facultative underwriting, excluding business written for U.S. and Canada clients.

AXIS Capital Holdings
Robert Hartman

AXIS Insurance, has announced  the promotion of Robert Hartman to Chief Operating Officer, effective July 1, 2017. Mr. Hartman currently serves as Senior Vice President, Business Development, AXIS Insurance, and assumes the role following the recent promotion of former AXIS Insurance COO Pete Vogt to Deputy Chief Financial Officer of AXIS Capital.

MS Amlin
Björn Gehrcken

MS Amlin, has announced the appointment of Björn Gehrcken as Lead Class Underwriter of Marine & Aviation. Björn joined the company on 1 April, 2017 and is based in MS Amlin’s Hamburg office.

James Baird,Neal Hughes,Rupert Alabaster & James Faith

Ed, has announced the expansion of its professional and executive risks offering with five appointments. The team, led by Paul Richards, managing director comprises:


  • James Baird, director
  • Neal Hughes, divisional director
  • Rupert Alabaster, divisional director
  • James Faith, producer / broker

The professional & executive risks team brings together the new joiners and Ed’s established professional risk offering led by Mark Lowndes who has been with the company since 2004.

Gerard Butler

Gerard "Jerry" Butler has been appointed Senior Vice President, Chubb Group, Division President, Field Operations, North America Insurance. In his new role, he will have responsibility for the field organization in North America, which includes 48 offices in the United States and Canada.

Sarah Cracroft

Novae has announced that Sarah Cracroft has joined its expanding marine team as Marine Trades Underwriting Manager. She reports to Paul Hartley, Marine Class Underwriter.

Swiss Re
Daniela D’Andrea

Swiss Re has appointed Daniela D’Andrea to be the new CEO of its Italian business, as the previous head of Italy, Carlo Coletta, moves onto a new role leading legal and finality, run-off, solutions for the EMEA region.