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.…

Spencer Foundation creates executive director role

Spencer Foundation creates executive director role

Spencer Foundation creates executive director role

US risk management foundation Spencer Educational has appointed Megan Miller to the newly-created role of executive director. Ms Miller will oversee the foundation’s operations. This includes the administration of grants, the university ‘risk manager in residence’ programme, and the scholarship and internship programmes that support risk management and insurance students at undergraduate and graduate levels. Ms Miller will also be…

Lloyd’s confirms Sansom as CRO

Lloyd’s confirms Sansom as CRO

Lloyd’s confirms Sansom as CRO

Lloyd’s has named David Sansom as chief risk offer (CRO) following an interim stint in the role since October 2018. It was announced that Annette Andrews, chief people officer, will leave Lloyd’s at the end of this year. Mr Sansom was director of financial services risk at EY before he was seconded to Lloyd’s. He has also worked in roles…

Anne Marie Towle to head up Hylant’s captive business

Anne Marie Towle to head up Hylant’s captive business

Anne Marie Towle to head up Hylant’s captive business

Anne Marie Towle has joined US broker Hylant to head up its global captive solutions business. She was previously executive vice-president at JLT insurance management, where she led the captive practice. She joins Hylant as senior vice-president. Hylant said that in her new role, Ms Towle will continue the growth of Hylant’s global captive solutions business, adding that “her leadership…

Paysafe appoints Richard Swales as CRO

Paysafe appoints Richard Swales as CRO

Paysafe appoints Richard Swales as CRO

Global payments firm Paysafe Group has appointed Richard Swales as chief risk officer. He joins the company from PayPal where he led its global risk, compliance and governance strategy. Mr Swales will be based at Paysafe’s new Dublin office from 14 October and will report to CEO Philip McHugh. Mr Swales brings more than 30 years’ experience of the risk…

Carol Ouko-Misiko joins WEF risk advisory board

Carol Ouko-Misiko joins WEF risk advisory board

Carol Ouko-Misiko joins WEF risk advisory board

The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) has announced the appointment of Carol Ouko-Misiko CMIRM, to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Risks Report advisory board. The purpose of the advisory board is to provide advice and guidance on the process and content for the Global Risks Report 2020. Ms Ouko-Misiko is a senior member of the institute and plays a…

New head of Marsh’s captive operation in Guernsey

New head of Marsh’s captive operation in Guernsey

New head of Marsh’s captive operation in Guernsey

Marsh has appointed a new head of its captive operation in Guernsey. Ian Drillot has joined Marsh as head of office, Marsh Captive Solutions, Guernsey. He was previously head of JLT’s Guernsey captive office, a position he held since 2014. He succeeds Stephen Hawkes, who is returning to the UK to take up a new role developing Marsh’s international captive…