Willis Towers Watson appoints head of international construction

Willis Towers Watson appoints head of international construction

Willis Towers Watson appoints head of international construction

Martin Hiller has been appointed head of international construction within Willis Towers Watson’s corporate risk and broking unit. He joins Willis Towers Watson from JLT, where he was previously a founding member and managing director of its construction team. Willis Towers Watson said Mr Hiller will be responsible for client management, technical, placement and risk management specialists to support construction…

MAXIS Global Benefits appoints director of underwriting

MAXIS Global Benefits appoints director of underwriting

MAXIS Global Benefits appoints director of underwriting

Employee benefits firm MAXIS Global Benefits Network (GBN), a joint venture between AXA and MetLife, has appointed Nicola Fordham as its new director of underwriting. Ms Fordham was previously chief pricing underwriter at MetLife UK and also managed the technical relationship between MetLife UK and MAXIS GBN. Before joining MetLife, Ms Fordham worked for Unum, Generali and Zurich in life…

Marsh unveils new global management structure and divisions

Marsh unveils new global management structure and divisions

Marsh unveils new global management structure and divisions

Marsh has announced a new global management structure that includes newly-formed Global Placement & Specialties and Global Risk & Digital (GR&D) divisions. The broker has also made new appointments to Marsh International and its executive team. Marsh’s new Global Placement & Specialties division encompasses its insurance placement activities as well as its global industry and practice specialties. Dean Klisura is…

XL Catlin appoints captive centre of excellence manager

XL Catlin appoints captive centre of excellence manager

XL Catlin appoints captive centre of excellence manager

Owen Williams has been appointed as captive centre of excellence manager for XL Catlin’s insurance operations. He will be based in London and will work with underwriters and XL Catlin’s captive clients globally, to deliver fronting services for clients. He will report to Matt Latham, head of captive programmes at XL Catlin. Mr Williams has more than 20 years’ experience…

New international head of underwriting at Mapfre Global Risks

New international head of underwriting at Mapfre Global Risks

New international head of underwriting at Mapfre Global Risks

Carlos Vasquez has been appointed as international head of underwriting at Mapfre Global Risks, the Mapfre unit that specialises in providing comprehensive insurance solutions for multinationals. He will be based in London. Mr Vasquez has been promoted from within Mapfre Global Risks to lead international underwriting, including continued expansion in London, the strategic base for international growth of its global…

Willis Towers Watson hires employee benefit captive expert

Willis Towers Watson hires employee benefit captive expert

Willis Towers Watson hires employee benefit captive expert

Paul Devitt, an employee benefit captive consulting expert, has joined Willis Towers Watson as a director in its global services and solutions consultancy practice. He will be based in London and will work across all areas of the practice. He previously worked for Aon Risk Solutions where he specialised in global benefits consultancy for over 15 years. “Employee benefit captives…

Clyde & Co launches ninth US office

Clyde & Co launches ninth US office

Clyde & Co launches ninth US office

Law firm Clyde & Co has opened an office in Los Angeles and hired Jim Koelzer, a lawyer with considerable expertise in representing domestic and international insurers in connection with complex claims and coverage litigation. The opening of the office brings the number of Clyde & Co offices in the US to nine, with nearly 50 partners and 200 legal…

Markel enters Indian insurance market through Lloyd’s India platform

Markel enters Indian insurance market through Lloyd’s India platform

Markel enters Indian insurance market through Lloyd’s India platform

Markel International is to enter the Indian insurance market, with capacity provided by Markel’s Syndicate 3000 at Lloyd’s and written through the Lloyd’s India platform, based in Mumbai. Markel has appointed Deepika Mathur to lead Markel India. She has 20 years’ experience of working in the Indian insurance industry, and most recently she was executive vice-president at HDFC Ergo, the…

New president and CEO for Lockton

New president and CEO for Lockton

New president and CEO for Lockton

Ron Lockton is to expand his current role to become president and CEO of independent insurance broking firm Lockton, Inc. He has served as vice-chairman for the past two years as part of Lockton’s succession plan, according to chairman David Lockton. “Ron and I have worked together on a daily basis since he was appointed vice-chairman two years ago,” David…

Cayman appoints new deputy head of Insurance Supervision Division

Cayman appoints new deputy head of Insurance Supervision Division

Cayman appoints new deputy head of Insurance Supervision Division

The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) has appointed Suzanne Sadlier as deputy head of the insurance supervision division. Her previous role at CIMA was reinsurance specialist, a post she held since joining the authority in April 2015. She brings more than ten years of knowledge and experience, having worked in Ireland in a variety of positions within areas such as…

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