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Pen Underwriting
Adrian Scott

Pen Underwriting has announced that Adrian Scott has been appointed to the newly created role of Head of Cyber Liability. Adrian takes responsibility for enhancing Pen Underwriting’s capabilities in cyber risk management and insurance, building a dedicated team of sector specialists and broadening our geographic reach.

XL Catlin
Alex St James

XL Catlin has established a new Reinsurance Unit focused on providing facultative and treaty reinsurance across Africa. Leading the team is Mr Alex St James who has been appointed as head of Africa for XL Catlin's Reinsurance operations.

Glen Drinnan

Allianz has announced that Mr Glen Drinnan has been promoted to the position of General Manager Corporate and New Zealand in the Broker and Agency Division.

Swiss Re
Christine Harman

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has appointed Christine Harman as senior vice president, head of Casualty, and  Gabriel Poppie as senior vice president, head of Sales, for its U.S. Central Region. Both are based in Chicago.

XL Catlin
Mike Soper - Mark Restrepo - Lizette Junor

XL Catlin is building up its insurance operations in the Western US, announcing new regional leadership and adding multinational and primary casualty underwriting expertise in California.

Based in San Francisco and responsible for driving XL Catlin’s growth throughout the region, Mike Soper joins as Western Regional Leader of XL Catlin’s Broker and Client Management team. Also in San Francisco, Mark Restrepo joins as Underwriting Director for Global Risk Management and in Los Angeles, Lizette Junor joins XL Catlin as Underwriting Director of Multinational Casualty Programs.

Martin South

Marsh announced the appointment of Martin South as president for the US and Canada division.

Rupert Atkin

AmWINS Group, Inc.  Board of Directors has unanimously elected Rupert Atkin as an independent director. Mr. Atkin is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Talbot Underwriting Ltd. and previously served as its Chief Executive Officer from 2007 until 2016. Mr. Atkin served as Chairman of the Lloyd's Market Association from 2012 until 2015, became a member of the Council of Lloyd's in 2006 and became Deputy Chairman of Lloyd's in February 2014 until January 2016.

Castel Underwriting Agencies
Mark Sambridge

Castel Underwriting Agencies Limited (Castel), the club-style MGA formation platform, has appointed Mark Sambridge as binding authority manager.

In this newly created role, Mark will also be responsible for the development, management and governance of all Castel’s binding authority arrangements. This includes the development and ongoing monitoring of the firm’s binding authority control framework, along with regulatory and coverholder compliance requirements.

CNA Hardy
Greg Dodds

CNA Hardy, is pleased to announce the appointment of Greg Dodds as Head of Marine Asia in Singapore.

Greg will be responsible for developing the Marine book of business across Asia, driving profitable growth and raising awareness of CNA Hardy’s unique proposition in the Asian market.

Patrick Farrell

Suncorp has appointed Patrick Farrell as the Group’s new Head of Investments.
Mr Farrell previously held the role of Chief Investment Officer and Head of Advance Asset Management at Westpac’s wealth management arm, BT Financial Group, from 2008 until June this year. He also has significant experience specifically working with investments in the insurance industry.