start of category navigation end of category navigation
Mark Bosshard and Scott Sellick

Beazley, is expanding its fine art and specie capabilities through the hire of two leading Lloyd's underwriters in the field, Mark Bosshard and Scott Sellick.

Mr Sellick and Mr Bosshard will be joining Beazley in November from XL Catlin.

Chris Biddle

Beazley, has appointed Chris Biddle as an environmental liability underwriter. This appointment is the latest in a series of recent senior hires by Beazley's environmental team, expanding their underwriting and claims capabilities throughout the US. Mr Biddle will be based in Beazley's Philadelphia office.

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty
Wanda Phillips - Maryanne Aust - Spyros Cuison - Ryan McFadden

Allianz Group’s specialist corporate insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty® (AGCS) announced today that it has expanded its Entertainment division with the appointment of four key hires, based in New York.

General Re
Kara Raiguel

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has appointed one of its longtime reinsurance executives, Kara Raiguel, to the post of chief executive of its General Re unit.

Ms. Raiguel will take the reins from Tad Montross, who is retiring. <a class="\\&quot;icon" none\\"="" data-cke-saved-href="\\" href="\\&quot;\\&quot;">She will report to Ajit Jain, who heads Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group

Baldwin & Lyons
W. Randall Birchfield

Baldwin & Lyons, Inc. has announced that effective immediately W. Randall Birchfield, Executive Vice President of Sales and Underwriting, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and has been elected to the Board of Directors, Douglas W. Collins, Assistant Vice President and Director of Accounting & Finance, has been appointed Interim Chief Financial Officer, and Michael J. Case, Senior Vice President of Claims & Legal, General Counsel and Secretary, has been given the additional title of Chief Operating Officer. These appointments follow the decision of Joseph J. DeVito, Gary W. Miller and G. Patrick Corydon to retire from Baldwin & Lyons after 35, 51 and 38 years of service, respectively.

Sharon Long

Marketform, has announced that it has appointed Sharon Long to its executive team as Claims Director. Sharon will play a critical role in delivering a top quartile claims function and her appointment further strengthens the new leadership team that is driving the transformation of Marketform.

Benjamin Gibbons

Miller has hired Benjamin Gibbons in a business production and senior broking role to further develop its credit and political risks offering.

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions
Ivan Gonzalez

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions appoints Ivan Gonzalez as CEO North America. Mr. Gonzalez is moving from his current position as CEO Latin America and assumes the new role on 1 July 2016. He will relocate from Sao Paulo to New York. Mr. Gonzalez succeeds Bob Petrilli, who has decided to leave Swiss Re at the end of 2016.

Charles Taylor Managing Agency
Ajay Gupta

Lloyd’s turn-key managing agent, Charles Taylor Managing Agency, is appointing a Chief Underwriting Officer as it actively markets its services to secure the management of a second syndicate at Lloyd’s.  Ajay Gupta has joined Charles Taylor from Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Underwriting (MS Amlin) as Chief Underwriting Officer Designate.  He will take up the role of Chief Underwriting Officer and will become a Board Director, subject to regulatory approval.

Probitas 1492
Ernesto Medina

Lloyd’s syndicate Probitas 1492 has expanded its Casualty offering with the appointment of Ernesto Medina within its Financial Lines team.

Previously Senior Financial Institutions Underwriter at Zurich, Medina brings experience of underwriting a large portfolio of international banks, asset managers and private equity and hedge funds.

Medina will join Probitas as Senior Underwriter, Financial Institutions within the company’s Casualty team. Reporting to CUO Casualty, Neila Buurman, he joins Paul Nolan, Senior Underwriter Professional Indemnity and James Andlaw, Senior Underwriter Management Liability.