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Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS)
David Warfel

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), has announced that David Warfel will replace Mike Hansen as Head of Aviation, North America, effective October 1st, 2017.

Everest Re
Markus Heizmann

Everest Re Group has hired Markus Heizmann to join Everest Reinsurance (Ireland) as head of its European credit and surety operations.

Capsicum Re
Conrad Williams

Bermuda-based Capsicum Re has appointed Conrad Williams to its cyber team.

Brian James & Richard Mander

Neon is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian James as Class Underwriter for Cargo and Richard Mander as Class Underwriter for Marine Liability.

Liberty Specialty Markets
Jose Ernesto Ospina

Liberty Specialty Markets, is refining its strategy for its Latin American treaty reinsurance operation to increase focus, alignment and efficiency in a number of specific lines and territories. To spearhead the new treaty reinsurance operation, LSM has promoted José Ernesto Ospina, formerly LSM’s General Manager for Colombia, to the newly-created role of LatAm Reinsurance Regional Manager, where he will report jointly to Kirk Maddern, LSM’s Group COO in London.

XL Catlin
Santiago Herrero

XL Catlin’s insurance operation in Iberia has announced new local underwriting capabilities with the appointment of Santiago Herrero as Head of Political Risk, Credit & Bond (PRCB) - Iberia. Mr Herrero will be based in Madrid and report to Dan Riordan, XL Catlin’s Global Head of PRCB.

Hiscox UK
Robert Hannigan

Hiscox UK and Ireland has appointed the former Director of GCHQ Robert Hannigan as Special Advisor on Cyber Security.

Keith Gribben

United Insurance Brokers (UIB) has appointed Keith Gribben to Group Financial Director with immediate effect.

In his new London-based role, Keith will work alongside Shaun Barrington, Chief Executive Officer, (CEO) United Insurance Brokers and Tony Dilley, CEO International at UIB International, reporting to Group Chairman Bassem Kabban.

Liberty Specialty Markets
Phil Hobbs,Dieter Winkel,Chris Short & Peter Smith

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance has announced the appointment of four senior roles (subject to regulatory approval).

  • Deputy Managing Director – Phil Hobbs
  • President Liberty Mutual Reinsurance (assumed reinsurance) – Dieter Winkel
  • Chief Actuary – Chris Short
  • Executive Underwriting Officer – Peter Smith
Zurich North America
Kathleen Savio

Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) has announced  that Mike Foley will retire from Zurich after a decade of impactful leadership as Chief Executive Officer of Zurich North America. He will be succeeded as CEO by Kathleen Savio, currently President of North America’s Alternative Markets unit. The change will take effect on January 1, 2018.