New chairman of Thomas Miller Isle of Man

New chairman of Thomas Miller Isle of Man

New chairman of Thomas Miller Isle of Man

Thomas Miller has appointed Ross Dennett as chairman of Thomas Miller (Isle of Man) Limited. He took over the role on 1 April 2020 from Rod Lingard, who is retiring after more than 30 years with the group. Mr Dennett is a member of the Thomas Miller (Isle of Man) management team and was managing director of Thomas Miller Captive…

New CRO leaves Metro Bank during handover period

New CRO leaves Metro Bank during handover period

New CRO leaves Metro Bank during handover period

The UK’s Metro Bank has confirmed to the press that its new chief risk officer Grahame McGirr has “left the business” before formally taking up the role and only having been at the firm since February. Mr McGirr was due to take over from Aileen Gillan on 1 March. But according to reports first broken by Sky News, Mr McGirr…

Guernsey Finance appoints new chief executive

Guernsey Finance appoints new chief executive

Guernsey Finance appoints new chief executive

Guernsey Finance has appointed Rupert Pleasant as its new chief executive, replacing Dominic Wheatley who has led the organisation for more than five years. Mr Wheatley is due to leave the role in June. Guernsey Finance, the promotional agency for the island’s finance industry internationally, said Mr Pleasant replaces Mr Wheatley “in further strengthening the security and stability of Guernsey’s…

Pool Re appoints head of risk management for new unit

Pool Re appoints head of risk management for new unit

Pool Re appoints head of risk management for new unit

UK terrorism reinsurer Pool Re has appointed Chris Medhurst-Cocksworth as head of risk management for its new risk management services unit, Pool Re Solutions. He joins from Marsh Risk Consulting, where he was head of business development and risk partner. Mr Medhurst-Cocksworth also has a military background that includes strategic planning for counterterrorism operations. He will report to Steve Coates,…

Bermuda Monetary Authority appoints deputy CEO

Bermuda Monetary Authority appoints deputy CEO

Bermuda Monetary Authority appoints deputy CEO

The Bermuda Monetary Authority’s board of directors has appointed Craig Swan as deputy CEO. The Bermuda Monetary Authority said the deputy CEO position was created to fulfil the authority’s strategic objective of succession planning as it prepares for the departure of executive chairman Jeremy Cox in 2021. The Bermuda Monetary Authority explained that the deputy CEO position encompasses several responsibilities.…

Peter Child appointed as head of Artex European Operations

Peter Child appointed as head of Artex European Operations

Peter Child appointed as head of Artex European Operations

Artex Risk Solutions has appointed Peter Child as head of Artex European Operations. In this role he will oversee its Guernsey, Malta, Gibraltar and London offices. Mr Child will continue with his role of managing director of the Guernsey office and continue reporting to Nick Heys, CEO of Artex International. “Peter has been an integral part of our management team…

Airbnb’s Laura Langone takes charge at RIMS for 2020

Airbnb’s Laura Langone takes charge at RIMS for 2020

Airbnb’s Laura Langone takes charge at RIMS for 2020

US-based risk management association RIMS has announced that Laura Langone will lead the society as president for the 2020 term, effective 1 January. Ms Langone is head of insurance operations at Airbnb, based in San Francisco. She has been a member of RIMS for 22 years and joined its board of directors in 2016. Ms Langone held many board positions…

Marsh’s global risk head Drzik moves to advisory role

Marsh’s global risk head Drzik moves to advisory role

Marsh’s global risk head Drzik moves to advisory role

Marsh’s president of global risk and digital John Drzik is to “step back” from the role and move to an advisory position. Effective from 1 January, Mr Drzik will work with John Doyle, president and CEO of Marsh, and the broker’s global executive team on strategic risk and digital issues, while continuing to serve as chairman of Marsh & McLennan…

New leader of Willis Towers Watson’s global captive practice

New leader of Willis Towers Watson’s global captive practice

New leader of Willis Towers Watson’s global captive practice

Willis Towers Watson has appointed Peter Carter as the new leader of its global captive practice within its corporate risk and broking segment. Willis Towers Watson said Mr Carter will lead the global captive practice “and ensure the company’s commitment to excellence for its clients in the space”. Mr Carter will be based in London and will report to John…

Zurich appoints Peter Giger as CRO

Zurich appoints Peter Giger as CRO

Zurich appoints Peter Giger as CRO

Zurich Insurance Group has appointed Peter Giger as group chief risk officer. Mr Giger joins Zurich after four years at the Swiss financial market supervisory authority FINMA, where he headed the insurance division and was deputy CEO until September last year. Mr Giger succeeds Alison Martin at Zurich after she was appointed CEO of Europe, the Middle East and Africa.…

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