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Geoff Riddell

Neon has appointed Geoff Riddell as its new Non Executive Chairman with effect from February 2017

Willis Re
James Kent

Willis Re, the reinsurance business o Willis Towers Watson, has announced the promotion of James Kent – Co-President of Willis Re and President of Willis Re North America – to the position of Global Deputy CEO, Willis Re, with immediate effect.

Alexander Hoffmann

Alexander Hoffmann, currently General Manager for Combined Insurance, a Chubb company specialising in accident and supplementary health insurance, has been appointed as Director of Accident and Health for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Based in Chubb’s Frankfurt office, Alexander will be responsible for the development and profitable growth of the company’s A&H portfolio in the three countries, as well as marketing new A&H insurance solutions and products. He will report to Drazen Jaksic, Senior Vice President for Accident and Health for Europe, Eurasia and Africa and locally to Andreas Wania. His appointment is effective 1 January 2017

China Life
Mr. Zhao Lijun

China Life Insurance Company Limited has announced the appointment of Zhao Lijun as CFO, following approval from the CIRC.

Hiscox Ltd
Juan de Castro

Hiscox has announced the promotion of Juan de Castro to Chief Operating Officer of Hiscox UK and Ireland. Juan has worked at Hiscox since 2014 as Group Head of Strategy and Corporate Development. Prior to that, he spent four years working as a management consultant for McKinsey in their Silicon Valley office, and 10 years working in the high tech industry in Europe.

Pool Re
Stephen Burr

Pool Re have announced the appointment of Stephen Burr, Head of Actuarial Services. This is a new position which had previously been fulfilled by an external consultant. Burr takes up his role with immediate effect and will report to Steve Coates, our Chief Underwriting Officer.

Stuart Forsyth and Danny Bell

RSA has announced that former chief executive of Scottish Boatowners Mutual Insurance Association, Stuart Forsyth, has joined its London market hull underwriting team.

Stuart has been appointed as London market hull business leader and will oversee RSA’s team of marine hull and construction underwriters.

Danny Bell has joined RSA’s London market hull team as an underwriter. Danny is an experienced hull claims specialist having spent the past 10 years working as an adjuster.

XL Catlin
Vincent Branch

XL Catlin has announced the appointment of Vincent Branch as Chief Executive for Accelerate, its new expert team focused on innovation and insurtech.

Accelerate is led by XL Catlin’s former Chief Underwriting Officer for Insurance, Paul Brand.

Hiscox Ltd
Justin Bowen

Hiscox has announced the promotion of Justin Bowen to Chief Underwriting Officer for its European operations.

Justin has worked at Hiscox since 2000 and held a number of different roles within its UK business. Having joined to lead the London professional indemnity team, he went on to lead the underwriting management team, established a specialist trading risks team in 2010, and in 2012 became Deputy CUO for Hiscox UK and Ireland.

XL Catlin
James Barbuti

XL Catlin has appointed James Barbuti to lead its Multinational Casualty Insurance Segment, part of XL Catlin’s Global Risk Management Division. Based in New York, James will report to Ken Riegler, President of Global Risk Management.