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Talbot Underwring
Phil Mayes - Gillian Anderson

Talbot Underwriting Ltd has announced the appointment of a dedicated team of expert cyber underwriters.

Phil Mayes joins the team as Senior Class Underwriter, and Gillian Anderson joins the team as Class Underwriter.

Phil Mayes has more than 25 years of experience in insurance, primarily in the cyber and technology sectors.

Gillian Anderson has extensive experience in the insurance sector, having held roles at JLT Specialty, Willis UK, CFC Underwriting and most recently ANV Syndicate 1861, specializing in cyber, technology and media.

Peter Coleman

The team will be completed with the arrival of peter coleman as head of D&F in early December.

Australian Insurance Law Association
August Kench

Mr August Kench, who is Assistant Vice President, Casualty Claims - Asia Pacific with Liberty International Underwriters (LIU), was elected by the board of the Australian Insurance Law Association (AILA) at a meeting last week.

Mr Stephen Williams, from Kott Gunning, in Perth, was elected Vice-President; outgoing President Sue Vidler, from Assetinsure, in Sydney, is now Treasurer; and Melbourne barrister Kim Bradey continues in her role as Secretary.


XL Catlin
Richard Winborn

XL Catlin has hired Mr Richard Winborn as the new head of international M&A insurance.

Mr Winborn was most recently head of specialty products at Liberty, but has also held the role of class underwriter for strategic capital products.


Peak Re
Christopher Lee

Peak Re has announced the appointment of Mr Christopher Lee as Head of Life & Health, overseeing the company's life and health, including medical, reinsurance business.

Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd.
Eric Yatteau

Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. has announced that Endurance U.S. Insurance has introduced a new Excess Casualty product for commercial transportation clients, distributed through a limited network of wholesale brokers specializing in the transportation market. .

The transportation coverage will be underwritten by a new team led by Mr. Eric Yatteau, Senior Vice President, E&S Excess Casualty - Transportation reporting to Mr. Jarrett Long, Executive Vice President, Excess Casualty Insurance.

Hiscox Ltd
Michael Krefta

Hiscox has announced leadership changes within Hiscox Re and ILS, and Hiscox Bermuda. Jeremy Pinchin, Chief Executive Officer of Hiscox Re and ILS, and Chief Executive Officer of Hiscox Bermuda, is to return to London next year, and Michael Krefta will be appointed into the Bermuda-based roles with effect from 1 August 2017,

Liberty Mutual
David Dwortz

Liberty Mutual Insurance has announced the appointment of David Dwortz as president, Helmsman Management Services, Liberty Mutual’s third party claims administrator

Dwortz takes the reigns at Helmsman Management Services from Debbie Michel, who was recently appointed executive vice president, National Insurance Casualty.

Ong Chee Koon

Chaucer, has appointed Ong Chee Koon as Class Underwriter to join its newly expanded regional treaty team in Singapore.


Arthur J. Gallagher & Co
James S. Gault - Thomas J. Gallagher - Michael R. Pesch

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has announced three leadership promotions in its property & casualty brokerage operations.

James S. Gault, currently President of Gallagher's global property & casualty brokerage operations, will assume the newly created position of Chairman.

Thomas J. Gallagher, currently leader of Gallagher's property & casualty brokerage operations outside the U.S., will assume Jim Gault's role as President of Gallagher's global property & casualty brokerage operations.

Michael R. Pesch, currently leader of Gallagher's retail property & casualty brokerage operations in the Midwest region of the U.S., has been promoted to the newly created role of President of U.S. retail property & casualty brokerage operations.