James Tuplin joins XL Catlin to head CMT team in Europe

James Tuplin joins XL Catlin to head CMT team in Europe

James Tuplin joins XL Catlin to head CMT team in Europe

XL Catlin has poached James Tuplin from rival QBE to be its head of cyber and technology, media and telecoms, international. At QBE he was cyber and TMT portfolio manager, with responsibility for growing the insurer’s cyber portfolio in Europe. Based in London, Mr Tuplin will be responsible for underwriting cyber insurance, as well as professional indemnity insurance for the…

XL Catlin appoints McMahon to head global property underwriting

XL Catlin appoints McMahon to head global property underwriting

XL Catlin appoints McMahon to head global property underwriting

XL Catlin has appointed Tim McMahon as global chief underwriting officer for property. Mr McMahon is currently head of energy, property, construction for the Asia-Pacific region and has worked at XL Catlin since 2011. In his new role at the company, Mr McMahon will be responsible for XL Catlin’s global property insurance underwriting and will join the firm’s global insurance…

Emy Donavan replaces Pearson as AGCS global cyber head

Emy Donavan replaces Pearson as AGCS global cyber head

Emy Donavan replaces Pearson as AGCS global cyber head

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) will appoint Emy Donavan as global head of cyber to replace Nigel Pearson who is leaving the post to “pursue other opportunities”. Ms Donavan will take up her new role from 31 March and will report to Bernard Poncin, global head of financial lines at AGCS. Ms Donavan is currently regional head of cyber…

New president for Captive Insurance Companies Association

New president for Captive Insurance Companies Association

New president for Captive Insurance Companies Association

Dan Towle has been appointed the new president of the Captive Insurance Companies Association (CICA). He is currently director of financial services with the Vermont Agency of Commerce & Community Development. He will officially join CICA on 24 April, and will succeed Dennis Harwick, who plans to retire at the end of June. Mr Harwick became CICA’s first full-time president…

Swiss Re opens KL office and appoints new Japan head

Swiss Re opens KL office and appoints new Japan head

Swiss Re opens KL office and appoints new Japan head

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions (SRCS) has commenced operations at its newly opened Malaysian office. Based in Kuala Lumpur, the office has been granted a reinsurance license by the Labuan Financial Services Authority and will target medium to large Malaysian businesses, servicing them with local broking partners and intermediaries. According to Fred Kleiterp, SRCS’s APAC chief executive, a local presence will…

SCOR Business Solutions appoints new head

SCOR Business Solutions appoints new head

SCOR Business Solutions appoints new head

SCOR Global P&C has appointed Rachel Conran as head of SCOR Business Solutions, the business unit dedicated to large corporate risks. She succeeds Emmanuel Fierens and will report to Benjamin Gentsch, deputy CEO of SCOR Global P&C and head of specialty lines. Ms Conran will lead the further development of SCOR Business Solutions, with the primary objective of achieving the…

Chubb sets up Single Global and Large Account segment for Europe

Chubb sets up Single Global and Large Account segment for Europe

Chubb sets up Single Global and Large Account segment for Europe

Chubb is to establish a single Global and Large Account segment for Europe, headed up by Suresh Krishnan, who has been appointed to the newly created role of head of Global Accounts Division, Europe. Mr Krishnan will set and implement business strategy for the segment. He will be based in London, reporting to Jeff Moghrabi, division president for Chubb in…

Former broker Carnegie-Brown named Lloyd’s chairman

Former broker Carnegie-Brown named Lloyd’s chairman

Former broker Carnegie-Brown named Lloyd’s chairman

Bruce Carnegie-Brown has been named as the new chairman of Lloyd’s and will take over the role from June of this year. Mr Carnegie-Brown will replace John Nelson, who is retiring after six years at the helm of Lloyd’s. Mr Carnegie-Brown is currently chairman of the Moneysupermarket.com Group and vice-chairman of Banco Santander. He will step down from his current…

International Association of Insurance Supervisors names new secretary general

International Association of Insurance Supervisors names new secretary general

International Association of Insurance Supervisors names new secretary general

The International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) has appointed Jonathan Dixon as secretary general. He will join the secretariat on 1 September 2017 as part of a two-month transition, before taking over as secretary general after the end of the IAIS’s annual conference on 3 November 2017. He replaces long-time secretary general Yoshihiro Kawai, who has held the position since…

New head of insurance for law firm RPC

New head of insurance for law firm RPC

New head of insurance for law firm RPC

Simon Laird has been appointed as head of insurance at law firm RPC. The previous head, James Miller, was recently elected as managing partner of the firm. Mr Laird has been at RPC for his whole career, making partner in 2010, and was elected to the partnership committee in 2016. In his new role, he will also sit on the firm’s management board.

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