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Markel International
Mike Wimbridge

Markel International, has appointed Mike Wimbridge as senior yacht underwriter to its marine, energy and property division.

Joining Markel’s existing hull and war team led by Jason Page, Mike will have responsibility for developing and growing the current yacht portfolio into a market leading position and will be supported by underwriter Roz Insley.

Everest Re Group
Christopher Curtin

Everest Re Group, Ltd. has announced Christopher Curtin has joined Everest Insurance as Head of Excess & Surplus (E&S) Property. Chris joins Everest as Vice President and National E&S leader, based in the Everest Insurance Boston office. Chris will be responsible for managing all facets of this business unit within Everest’s Property operation, including direct oversight of the Everest underwriting teams dedicated to the E&S market segment.

Tim Kennedy

 Adsensa the provider of software designed to assist P&C commercial and specialty lines insurers transform underwriting by efficiently and accurately capturing and analyzing submission data to qualify risk easier and earlier, today announced that Tim Kennedy has joined the company as Head of Operations for North America.

Louisa Honeybun

ArgoGlobal has announced the appointment of Louisa Honeybun as Senior Livestock Underwriter. Louisa will be responsible for launching and developing ArgoGlobal’s livestock offering. She takes up her role with immediate effect and will report to John Moffatt, head of specialty.

Hamilton Insurance Group
Seraina Maag

Hamilton Insurance Group, the Bermuda-based holding company for property and casualty insurance and reinsurance operations in Bermuda, the US and at Lloyd’s, announced today that Seraina Maag has been appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer of Hamilton USA.

Reporting to Hamilton Chairman and CEO Brian Duperreault, Ms. Maag will be responsible for overseeing the development of Hamilton’s insurance platform in the US. She takes over the position of CEO from Chief Strategy Officer and Acting CEO Bob Deutsch.

Vanessa Young
Neon has appointed Vanessa Young to the role of Underwriter & Solicitor M&A Insurance

Vanessa joins Neon from her previous role as Legal Director at Bird & Bird LLP. Vanessa brings extensive UK and international M&A experience with considerable expertise in the renewable energy sector and advising infrastructure funds, private equity and other institutional investors.

John Speckman

JLT Re (North America) Inc. has appointed John Speckman as Senior Vice President in Stamford, Connecticut. John will be part of the Workers’ Compensation and Programs practice groups, and will focus on the continued expansion and development of JLT Re’s new business initiatives.

Willis Towers Watson
Sara Rejal

Sara Rejal has been promoted to a newly created role of Head of Liquid Alternatives, in the investment consultancy and advisory business of Willis Towers Watson.

Trans Re
Zheqiang Xie

TransRe has announced the appointment of Zheqiang Xie to Head North Asia.  Mr. Xie is a senior executive who significantly enhances the Company's existing leadership team, and will support the continued execution of its Asian business unit's development strategy.

John Brodsky

JLT Re has named John Brodsky a senior vice president in Seattle, Washington

Brodsky will be part of the workers’ compensation unit, and will focus on the expansion and development of JLT Re’s casualty practice.