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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.

AIA Australia
Harry Efthimiou,Tim Tez & Michael Chernov

AIA Australia has announced changes to the executive team with the creation of the new roles of Chief Health Insurance Officer and Chief Strategy Officer as well as the appointment of a new Chief Financial Officer.

Harry Efthimiou has been appointed Chief Health Insurance Officer

Tim Tez takes up the newly created role of Chief Strategy Officer for Australia and New Zealand

Michael Chernov has been appointed Chief Financial Officer for Australia and New Zealand

Markel International Singapore
Dillon Matthews

Markel International has appointed Mr Dillon Matthews as trade credit underwriter and senior risk analyst in Singapore, in a strategic development to strengthen and broaden its Asia Pacific resources.

Liberty Specialty Markets
Hans Towler

Liberty Specialty Markets, has appointed Hans Towler to the Aviation Reinsurance team.

Based in LSM’s London headquarters, Hans will report to Dieter Winkel, LSM’s chief underwriting officer – reinsurance. He will initially work alongside Chris Rudd, Head of Aviation Reinsurance, who has led the division since 2001. When Chris retires next March, Hans will assume full responsibility for the division.

ACR Capital Holdings Pte. Ltd
Mr Bobby Heerasing

ACR Capital Holdings Pte. Ltd. has announced that it will appoint Mr Bobby Heerasing as Deputy Group Chief Executive and Deputy Chief Executive of its fully owned subsidiary, Asia Capital Re, pending regulatory approvals.