AIG names Talbot CEO Bilsby as head of global specialty

AIG names Talbot CEO Bilsby as head of global specialty

AIG names Talbot CEO Bilsby as head of global specialty

AIG has appointed Talbot’s CEO Peter Bilsby as global head of specialty. Mr Bilsby has been CEO at Talbot, the Lloyd’s (re)insurer bought by AIG in July as part of the Validus deal, since 2016. He will continue as CEO of Talbot until a replacement is found. In his new role, Mr Bilsby will report to Christopher Townsend, CEO of…

New chairman of Labuan Financial Services Authority

New chairman of Labuan Financial Services Authority

New chairman of Labuan Financial Services Authority

The Labuan Financial Services Authority has a new chairman, with the appointment of Datuk Oh Chong Peng. The appointment, which began on 16 October 2018 and runs until 15 February 2020, has been approved by the minister of finance. The Labuan Financial Services Authority said that Mr Datuk Oh has wide experience in financial and other business sectors. He is…

Chubb appoints new division president of Bermuda

Chubb appoints new division president of Bermuda

Chubb appoints new division president of Bermuda

Judy Gonsalves has been appointed vice-president of Chubb Group and division president of Bermuda. She succeeds Joseph Clabby, who has been named chairman of Chubb Bermuda, and will serve in an advisory role to Ms Gonsalves and the Chubb Bermuda team. In her new role, Ms Gonsalves has executive operating responsibility for the Bermuda-based commercial property and casualty insurance business…

Willis Towers Watson appoints western Europe head of FINEX

Willis Towers Watson appoints western Europe head of FINEX

Willis Towers Watson appoints western Europe head of FINEX

Willis Towers Watson has appointed Elke Vagenende as head of western Europe for FINEX, its financial, executive and professional risks unit. Ms Vagenende joins Willis after six years at AGCS, most recently as head of market management. In her new role, Ms Vagenende will be based in London, working closely with global FINEX specialists and risk advisers across western Europe.…

Julie Boucher to take on new islands role at Marsh captive solutions

Julie Boucher to take on new islands role at Marsh captive solutions

Julie Boucher to take on new islands role at Marsh captive solutions

Marsh has announced two senior leadership appointments within Marsh captive solutions with effect from 1 January 2019. Julie Boucher will assume direct leadership of Marsh’s Bermuda, Cayman and Barbados captive offices, in the newly created role of islands practice leader. Ms Boucher is currently the Americas practice leader and will relocate to Bermuda from Vermont. She has 30 years’ captive…

Starr Insurance appoints new head of Europe and opens Norway office

Starr Insurance appoints new head of Europe and opens Norway office

Starr Insurance appoints new head of Europe and opens Norway office

Starr Insurance Companies has opened a new office in Norway, and appointed a new head of Europe. The new office is based in Oslo and opened on 1 October 2018. The insurer said the Oslo office will add to Starr’s significant presence in Europe. The office will initially focus on general aviation but Starr said it expects to expand its…

Canopius raids Swiss Re for new head of Asia-Pacific

Canopius raids Swiss Re for new head of Asia-Pacific

Canopius raids Swiss Re for new head of Asia-Pacific

Speciality (re)insurer Canopius has appointed Nattakorn Wattanaumphaipong as its new head of reinsurance, Asia-Pacific. Based in the (re)insurer’s Singapore office and reporting to reinsurance chief underwriting officer Jamie Wakeling, he will assume his new role from January 2019. Mr Wattanaumphaipong has been recruited from Swiss Re, where he held a number of senior roles during a 13-year career. Most recently…

Chubb appoints head of North American property claims

Chubb appoints head of North American property claims

Chubb appoints head of North American property claims

Tim Barziza has been appointed as head of Chubb’s North American property claims. He will be responsible for leading the technical and administrative execution of the property claim service, including the recovery and the special investigations units across North America for both personal and commercial claims. He will be based in Dallas and report to Megan Watt, head of North…

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