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Qatar Re
Luke Roden and Michael van der Straaten

Qatar Re today announced the promotions of Luke Roden and Michael van der Straaten to Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) positions. Previously they were Deputy CUOs to Alastair Speare-Cole, who resigned earlier this month.

Namik Gulsun

Ed, has announced the appointment of Namik Gulsun as head of international property and casualty. Gulsun will work alongside James Venton, head of US property and casualty. He takes up his role with immediate effect and will report to Chris Bonard, CEO of Specialty at Ed.

Barbican Insurance Group
Graeme King and Richard Spotswood

Barbican Insurance Group has announced that Graeme King is to join the firm as business group leader, cyber. In addition, Richard Spotswood will join as underwriting manager, cyber. Both practitioners will join Barbican’s Syndicate 1955 from Allianz.

Allied World Assurance
Karsten Buescher

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, has announced that Karsten Buescher has been appointed Assistant Vice President, Onshore Construction, Australia. He will report to Clifford Scott, Vice President and Head of Onshore Construction, Asia-Pacific.

Simon Laird

RPC has named Simon Laird as Head of Insurance.

Simon has been at RPC his whole career. He trained at the firm before qualifying in 2005. He made Partner in 2010 and was elected to the Partnership Committee in 2016. In his new role, he will also sit on the firm's Management Board.

Swiss Re
Jim George

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions appoints Jim George to the role of Global Head Claims. Mr. George will lead the global claims organization and serve as a member of Corporate Solutions' Management and Business Management Committees.

Liberty Specialty Markets
Della Cox and Sweta Tzimopoulos

Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has appointed Della Cox as Specialty Relationship Manager and Sweta Tzimopoulos as Deputy Head of Business Development to the Business Development team.

Both are based in London and will report to Mark Stephenson, Head of Business Development and Market Relationships.

SCOR Global Life
SCOR Global Life announces the following promotions, with immediate effect:

Brona Magee is promoted to the newly created role of Chief Actuary at SCOR Global Life.

Brock Robbins is promoted to Deputy CEO - Americas at SCOR Global Life.

Tammy Kapeller is promoted to Head of US Markets at SCOR Global Life.

Sean Hartley is promoted to Chief Operating Officer- Americas at SCOR Global Life.

Nicole Baird is promoted to Head of Human Resources - Americas at SCOR Global Life.

Nick Pritchard

Neon today announced the appointment of Nick Pritchard as head of Property Reinsurance.

Nick will initially be based in Neon’s Bermuda office and will oversee the growth of Neon’s property reinsurance operations across both its Bermuda and London offices. The appointment will be effective immediately and Nick will report to Chris Fisher, Chief Executive Officer of Neon Bermuda, and Darren Lednor, Neon’s Chief Underwriting Officer in London.

Sompo Canopius
Christopher Gray

Sompo Canopius Re  today announces the appointment of Chris Gray as Head of P&I Reinsurance effective immediately who joins from Swiss Re, reports to Andy Gladwin Head of Marine Treaty.