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XL Group
Andre Keller

XL Group Ltd has announced  that Andre Keller will become its Chief Investment Officer on January 1, 2017, following the retirement of Benji Meuli at the end of this year.

Mr. Keller is currently Head of Global Asset Positioning and a Managing Director. He will report to XL’s Chief Financial Officer Pete Porrino and will be based in New York City.

Marc Archambault

PartnerRe Ltd. has announced  that Marc Archambault is joining the Company effective April 1, 2017, to head up PartnerRe’s Life & Health business.

Singapore Reinsurers' Association
Marc Haushofer

The Singapore Reinsurers' Association (SRA) has announced that Mr Marc Haushofer, CEO, Asia Pacific of Validus Re will succeed Mr Alain Flandrin, CEO (Asia Pacific) of Partner Re Asia as its Chairman with effect from 1 January 2017.

Peak Re
Christopher Lee

Peak Reinsurance Company Ltd has announced the appointment of Mr. Christopher Lee as Head of Life & Health, overseeing the Company’s life and health, including medical, reinsurance business. He will succeed Ms. Angela Koechli, who is leaving the Company to pursue other interests.

Michael Thompson

ArgoGlobal has announced the appointment of Michael Thompson as Hull Class Underwriter. He takes up the role with immediate effect and will report to Steve O’Gorman, Head of Marine.

Markel International
Naomi Murray

Markel International, the has appointed Naomi Murray as senior claims adjuster in its trade credit and political risk team.

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.