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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.

Hermien Smeets-Flier and Graeme Tennyson

Hermien Smeets-Flier has joined AEGIS London as chief financial officer and Graeme Tennyson as director of Risk and Compliance. Both will report to CEO David Croom-Johnson.

Chubb Global Markets
Richard Bayman

Chubb Global Markets,announced today the appointment of Richard Bayman as Deputy Aviation Underwriter.

In his new role, Richard will contribute to the management and the development of future strategy for the department. He will also underwrite all classes of aviation risks. Richard will be based in London, reporting to John Wadhams, Chief Underwriting Officer, Aviation, Chubb Global Markets. His appointment is effective immediately.

With 23 years in the industry, Richard re-joins the Chubb team after spending six years heading up Argo, a Lloyd’s aviation syndicate. He started in the aviation market in 1999 and has been a Lloyd’s aviation underwriter throughout, writing and leading all classes of aviation business.

Hamilton Insurance Group
Mark J. Barrenechea

Hamilton Insurance Group  has announced  that Mark J. Barrenechea has been appointed to its Board of Directors.

Hannover Re
Mr G L N Sarma

Hannover Re, has appointed Mr G L N Sarma as the CEO of its India branch that would be operational soon.

Hannover Re received the second-stage (R2) approval earlier this month from IRDAI to establish a branch in India. It now expects a quick R3 clearance and plans to be ready for the reinsurance renewals in the first quarter of 2017.