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Markel International
Ryan Godfrey

Markel International has appointed Mr Ryan Godfrey as senior underwriter and head of the cargo team within its marine, energy and property division. He joins senior underwriter Richard Burnett, under marine managing director Chris Fenn.

W. R. Berkley Corporation
Melissa M. Emmendorfer,Mir Mazhar and Jonathan A. Schriber

W. R. Berkley Corporation  has announced the appointments of Melissa M. Emmendorfer as senior vice president – insurance risk management, Mir Mazhar as senior vice president - chief project officer, and Jonathan A. Schriber as senior vice president – underwriting. All appointments are effective immediately.

Paul Knighton

Skuld has announced the appointment of Paul Knighton as global head of marine cargo and marine property. He will join Skuld Syndicate 1897 in the summer.

Jack Gressier

RFIB today announced the appointment of Jack Gressier as a Non-Executive
Independent Director of its holding company (TopCo). Mr Gressier will be investing in
the company in a private capacity.

In addition TopCo has announced the creation of Limehouse Agencies (Limehouse);
Mr Gressier has additionally been appointed as the founding Non-Executive Chairman of Limehouse.

Willis Towers Watson
Mike Liss

Willis Towers Watson P.L.C. has announced Mike Liss has been named head of the company’s corporate risk and broking operations in North America, effective immediately.

Pioneer Underwriters
Denise Cea Katz

Pioneer Underwriters (‘Pioneer’) has announced the immediate appointment of Denise Cea Katz as Vice President, Business Development. Denise will report directly to Gene Hinman, Chief Executive Officer of Pioneer’s US underwriting platform, Pioneer Special Risk (PSR) and will be based in New York.

Flood Re
Andy Board

Flood Re has announced Andy Bord, formerly CEO at Capita Insurance Services, as interim CEO.

XL Catlin
Dr. Henna A. Karna

XL Catlin has announced  the appointment of Dr. Henna A. Karna as Chief Data Officer.

Dr. Karna, who will start with the Company later this month and report to XL's Chief Platform Officer, Myron Hendry.

Crawford & Company
Geoff Piggot

Geoff Piggot has been named as the new CEO of Crawford & Company’s Global Technical Services division, having left his role at Berkshire Hathaway owned reinsurer Gen Re, where he headed up reinsurance claims as a senior vice president.

Piggot will be based in London and report to Crawford’s International Operations CEO Ian Muress

Integro Insurance Brokers
Simon Abraham and Darren Gregory

Integro Insurance Brokers has announced the hiring of  Simon Abraham and Darren Gregory, who join the firm’s growing Financial Institutions group in the London office.