Howden Broking Group appoints new CEO

Howden Broking Group appoints new CEO

Howden Broking Group appoints new CEO

José Manuel González has been appointed as CEO of Howden Broking Group. He will take up the role on 1 October 2018. Howden, part of Hyperion Insurance Group, said that in order to facilitate the transition, Mr González will assume the role of deputy CEO with immediate effect. Mr González is a member of the Hyperion Group executive committee and…

XL Catlin appoints new president of global excess casualty

XL Catlin appoints new president of global excess casualty

XL Catlin appoints new president of global excess casualty

XL Catlin has appointed Donnacha Smyth as president of global excess casualty insurance, in a move that sees him return to the insurer after two years heading the international excess casualty team at Aspen Insurance. Mr Smyth, who was chief excess casualty officer at XL Catlin between 2007 and 2016, will be based in Dublin. He will lead the group’s…

MAXIS GBN reveals senior leadership team changes

MAXIS GBN reveals senior leadership team changes

MAXIS GBN reveals senior leadership team changes

MAXIS GBN has announced a number of organisational changes and promotions in its senior leadership team, designed to allow the group to target new markets and continue with planned international expansion. David Schupak, in addition to his current role leading the UK, Middle East and African region, will also head up the Western European market. He has worked in global…

Brit Global Specialty USA expands professional liability team

Brit Global Specialty USA expands professional liability team

Brit Global Specialty USA expands professional liability team

Brit Global Specialty USA has added more senior executives to its professional liability team. Tom Rea has joined the team as senior vice-president, miscellaneous professional liability and Jim Kelly has joined as assistant vice-president, construction professional. Mr Rea is based in Glastonbury, Connecticut and reports to Tom Bongi, executive vice-president, professional liability for Brit Global Specialty USA. He will focus…

XL Catlin appoints global head of claims

XL Catlin appoints global head of claims

XL Catlin appoints global head of claims

Brent Hoffman has been appointed as global head of claims for XL Catlin. The appointment takes place with immediate effect and he will report to Paul Jardine, XL Catlin’s chief experience officer. Mr Hoffman joined XL in 2014 and most recently held the position of general counsel global claims, with a place on the claims leadership team. In his new…

Beazley appoints London-based breach response manager

Beazley appoints London-based breach response manager

Beazley appoints London-based breach response manager

Beazley has appointed Helen Nuttall as breach response manager, strengthening its London-based international breach response team. She will be responsible for handling international breach incidents and overseeing breach management for policyholders outside the US and Canada who hold a Beazley Breach Response cyber policy. Ms Nuttall will also work closely with Beazley’s underwriters in the development of new cyber breach…

Aon appoints Lambrou as new CEO of commercial global specialties business

Aon appoints Lambrou as new CEO of commercial global specialties business

Aon appoints Lambrou as new CEO of commercial global specialties business

Aon has appointed Lambros Lambrou to the newly-created role of chief commercial officer and CEO of Global Specialties for commercial risk business. Mr Lambrou was previously CEO of Aon Risk Solutions, Australia and has worked in the risk management industry for over three decades. “Global Specialties is a critical element of how we identify and address our clients’ most pressing…

Lloyd’s CFO John Parry to quit for new challenge

Lloyd’s CFO John Parry to quit for new challenge

Lloyd’s CFO John Parry to quit for new challenge

Lloyd’s is on the lookout for a new chief financial officer following John Parry’s decision to leave the corporation after 17 years. A chartered accountant, Mr Parry joined Lloyd’s in 2001 and was appointed CFO in 2014; he is a member of both Lloyd’s board and executive committee. His responsibilities include financial reporting for the corporation and the market, capital…

Swiss Re creates new E&S business unit in North America

Swiss Re creates new E&S business unit in North America

Swiss Re creates new E&S business unit in North America

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions (CorSo) has announced the creation of a standalone Excess & Surplus (E&S) business unit in North America. In an email to brokers, Ivan Gonzalez, CEO of CorSo North America, said the unit will include Swiss Re Corporate Solutions’ traditional E&S property and E&S casualty groups, adding: “Our E&S group will be fortified with the addition of…

Marsh appoints CEO of Middle East and Africa region

Marsh appoints CEO of Middle East and Africa region

Marsh appoints CEO of Middle East and Africa region

Marsh has announced that Christos Adamantiadis has been as appointed CEO of a newly-combined Middle East and Africa region. He will join Marsh on 1 May 2018 and will be based in Dubai, reporting to Flavio Piccolomini, president of Marsh International. Mr Adamantiadis will assume responsibility for all of Marsh’s operations across the Middle East and Africa. According to Marsh,…