International Underwriting Association appoints new chairman

International Underwriting Association appoints new chairman

International Underwriting Association appoints new chairman

Patrick Tiernan, managing director, UK commercial lines and global corporate and specialty at Aviva, has been elected as the new chairman of the International Underwriting Association (IUA). He takes over from Malcolm Newman, managing director of the SCOR EMEA hub. Mr Tiernan has been a member of the IUA board since 2017. “I am delighted to be leading an organisation…

BMS North America direct and facultative appoints director

BMS North America direct and facultative appoints director

BMS North America direct and facultative appoints director

Suzi Morgan has joined BMS Group as a director of BMS North America direct and facultative, effective early 2021. She was most recently head of the North American property team at Willis Towers Watson, where she spent more than seven years. She will assist Mark Lawson in leading the BMS team and will be based in London. According to BMS,…

Allianz appoints AIG’s Townsend as head of global insurance

Allianz appoints AIG’s Townsend as head of global insurance

Allianz appoints AIG’s Townsend as head of global insurance

Allianz has appointed Christopher Townsend as head of global insurance lines, including Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) and Euler Hermes, as well as reinsurance, Anglo markets, Middle East and Africa. He joins from AIG, where until recently he was CEO of international general insurance. Mr Townsend takes up the role from Niran Peiris, who is retiring at the end…

New head of underwriting for Asia at Generali Global Corporate & Commercial

New head of underwriting for Asia at Generali Global Corporate & Commercial

New head of underwriting for Asia at Generali Global Corporate & Commercial

Brendan McDonald has been appointed as head of underwriting for Asia, Generali Global Corporate & Commercial (GC&C). He will be based in Generali’s regional headquarters in Hong Kong. According to GC&C, he will be responsible for driving growth and underwriting excellence across Asia. Mr McDonald joined Generali in 2018 as head of financial lines underwriting for GC&C Asia. Prior to…

New CEOs for AIG Japan and Talbot Underwriting

New CEOs for AIG Japan and Talbot Underwriting

New CEOs for AIG Japan and Talbot Underwriting

James Nash has been appointed president and chief executive officer of AIG Japan Holdings KK. He is expected to join the company by early 2021. AIG said he will oversee AIG’s operations and subsidiary companies in Japan, which comprise the largest foreign general insurance company in the country. He will report to Jon Hancock, chief executive officer of international general…

Canopius appoints new president of Canopius USA

Canopius appoints new president of Canopius USA

Canopius appoints new president of Canopius USA

Lisa Davis has been appointed as president and chief underwriting officer of Canopius USA, with effect from 1 October. She joins Canopius from Sompo America Insurance Services where she was executive vice-president, president Asian risk solutions at Sompo International. She will report to group CUO Mike Duffy. Ms Davis will oversee all Canopius US operations, comprising Canopius US Insurance (CUSI)…

Mapfre renews its management teams to advance strategic objectives

Mapfre renews its management teams to advance strategic objectives

Mapfre renews its management teams to advance strategic objectives

Mapfre has made a number of changes to its senior management teams, notably in the group’s three principal markets – Spain, Brazil and North America. Mapfre called it a “broad renewal of its management teams to advance its strategic objectives and accelerate the company’s transformation agenda, strengthening capacities in the main regions where it operates”. It added that the renewal…

Klisura named president of Guy Carp with Clarke taking on his Marsh global placement role

Klisura named president of Guy Carp with Clarke taking on his Marsh global placement role

Klisura named president of Guy Carp with Clarke taking on his Marsh global placement role

Marsh’s president of global placement and advisory Dean Klisura has been appointed to the newly created position of president at Guy Carpenter, with Lucy Clarke, president of Marsh JLT Specialty, taking on his former responsibilities. Mr Klisura will join Guy Carp on 1 October after a 27-year career at Marsh in a variety of senior roles. As president of the…

New insurance regulator for Bermuda Monetary Authority

New insurance regulator for Bermuda Monetary Authority

New insurance regulator for Bermuda Monetary Authority

The Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) has appointed Gerald Gakundi to the position of director, supervision (insurance). Mr Gakundi has more than 15 years’ experience in the insurance industry. He joined the Authority in 2010 as assistant director, supervision (insurance), and was subsequently promoted to deputy director. According to the BMA, he has extensive knowledge of Bermuda’s insurance regulatory environment. It…

New managing director for SRS Europe

New managing director for SRS Europe

New managing director for SRS Europe

Strategic Risk Solutions (SRS) has appointed Melissa Hancock as managing director of Strategic Risk Solutions (SRS Europe) from 1 October 2020, with a view to relocating to the company’s Malta office. She is currently a director of operations and compliance for SRS East, and has overseen the firm’s operations in the mid-Atlantic. According to SRS, in the new role she…

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