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Hugh Burke

Coface has appointed Hugh Burke as Chief Commercial Officer of the Asia Pacific Region. He will take up his new role in October 2016. Based in Hong Kong, Mr Burke will manage the commercial activities across the Asia Pacific, including new sales, renewal business, Coface Global Solutions, broker and customer relationship management.

Honan Insurance Group
Brad Tymmons

Honan Insurance Group announced that Brad Tymmons has joined the business to help execute their global strategy.

Locke Lord
William Primps

William “Bill” Primps, a highly-experienced litigator, has joined Locke Lord as a Partner in the Firm’s New York office. Primps’ presence adds significant experience and knowledge to the Firm’s global Insurance and Reinsurance Practice Groupn.

“Bill’s arrival is an important addition in our continued efforts to grow and strengthen our insurance and reinsurance capabilities,” said  Nick J. DiGiovanni, Chair of the Insurance & Reinsurance Disputes, Coverage & Counseling Practice. “He has a proven track record representing many large insurance and reinsurance companies and is well-respected in this field. We are pleased and fortunate to have him on our team.”

Mapledown Underwriting LLP
Stuart Wright

Stuart Wright, most recently CEO of WR Berkley Insurance (Europe) Limited, has joined Lockton-owned MGA

Maoledown Underwriting Ltd as CEO.

Micah Woolstenhulme

JLT Re, hired Micah Woolstenhulme in August as its Philadelphia, Pa., based head of risk and economic advisory.

CNA Canada
David Price

CNA has announced the appointment of David Price as Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer for CNA Canada, effective August 9, 2016. In this role, David will be responsible for underwriting oversight and governance for all products and lines of business written within CNA Canada’s Commercial and Specialty lines, and will report to John Hennessy, President and Chief Operating Officer, CNA Canada. David will be based in Toronto.

Peter Schmitz

Lockton has named Peter Schmitz Senior Vice President and Aviation Practice Leader as part of a significant long-term investment in its aviation risk management operations. 

XL Catlin
Toni LePine

XL Catlin’s insurance operations has announced it has appointed Toni LePine to the position of Senior Underwriter - Head of Retail Accident & Health for UK & Ireland.

XL Catlin
Richard Abizaid

XL Catlin has appointed Richard Abizaid as Head of the Americas and Regional Product Leader, for Political Risk and Trade Credit (PRTC). Based in Washington D.C., Mr. Abizaid will head XL Catlin’s PRTC insurance operations in the Americas which include teams across the continent.

Liberty Specialty Markets
Kadidja Sinz

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has appointed Kadidja Sinz to the new role of Head of Europe. Sinz will be responsible for leading and directing the specialty and commercial insurance business in Continental Europe. She will report to Matthew Moore, LSM’s Group Chief Underwriting Officer.