Swiss Re’s Alison Martin to take over as Zurich CRO from Cecilia Reyes

Swiss Re’s Alison Martin to take over as Zurich CRO from Cecilia Reyes

Swiss Re’s Alison Martin to take over as Zurich CRO from Cecilia Reyes

Zurich group’s chief risk officer Cecilia Reyes will leave the insurer and be replaced by Alison Martin. Ms Reyes will depart in the first quarter of 2018. Ms Martin will join Zurich from Swiss Re at the beginning of next month as group chief risk officer-designate and work closely with Ms Reyes. This will help her to settle in before…

Willis Towers Watson hires employee benefit captive expert

Willis Towers Watson hires employee benefit captive expert

Willis Towers Watson hires employee benefit captive expert

Paul Devitt, an employee benefit captive consulting expert, has joined Willis Towers Watson as a director in its global services and solutions consultancy practice. He will be based in London and will work across all areas of the practice. He previously worked for Aon Risk Solutions where he specialised in global benefits consultancy for over 15 years. “Employee benefit captives…

Risk manager move to Resolution

Risk manager move to Resolution

Risk manager move to Resolution

Resolution Insurance has appointed Mary Mueni as group head of risk and compliance, with responsibility for the east African region. The company expanded beyond purely medical insurance in 2013, moving into general insurance and operating across Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. The group grew organically by starting resolution credit. The company’s shareholders include Leapfrog Capital Ventures. Ms Mueni has spent the…

Berenice Francis named as new IRMSA president

Berenice Francis named as new IRMSA president

Berenice Francis named as new IRMSA president

The Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA) has a new president. Berenice Francis has served as a vice-president of the IRMSA for the past year and was elected as the new president at the executive committee meeting held earlier this week. IRMSA said: “We would like to congratulate her on this appointment. Berenice has been actively involved with IRMSA…

Cayman appoints new deputy head of Insurance Supervision Division

Cayman appoints new deputy head of Insurance Supervision Division

Cayman appoints new deputy head of Insurance Supervision Division

The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) has appointed Suzanne Sadlier as deputy head of the insurance supervision division. Her previous role at CIMA was reinsurance specialist, a post she held since joining the authority in April 2015. She brings more than ten years of knowledge and experience, having worked in Ireland in a variety of positions within areas such as…

New joiner at risk management group

New joiner at risk management group

New joiner at risk management group

Lisa Willemse is the latest recruit to South Africa-based risk consultancy CGF. She will join the team of lead independent consultants. Ms Willemse has acquired a wealth of business experience in the past 17 years in various industry sectors, ranging from engineering and IT to manufacturing, mining, transport, publishing and advertising. Prior to joining CGF, she fulfilled executive secretarial and…

Dutch risk and insurance community honours Eric Bloem on retirement

Dutch risk and insurance community honours Eric Bloem on retirement

Dutch risk and insurance community honours Eric Bloem on retirement

The great and the good of the Dutch risk management and insurance community turned up in strength on Tuesday evening (20 June) in Amsterdam for a leaving party for Eric Bloem, global insurance manager for Heineken International, who retires after 39 years with the multinational brewing company. Robin Hoytema Van Konijnenburg, executive director global tax and financial markets, and Mr…

Farewell to John Hurrell: A decade of positive evolution

Farewell to John Hurrell: A decade of positive evolution

Farewell to John Hurrell: A decade of positive evolution

John Hurrell steps down as Airmic CEO at this year’s conference in Birmingham, after nine years in charge. We speak to him about his time in charge. Mr Hurrell has helped transform Airmic into a highly professional and effective organisation. He has dealt with some major challenges along the way, starting with the Spitzer enquiry and ending with the profession’s…

Christopher Palm named as IRMSA new chief risk adviser

Christopher Palm named as IRMSA new chief risk adviser

Christopher Palm named as IRMSA new chief risk adviser

Christopher Palm has been named chief risk adviser at the Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA). Moving from Eskom, where he was head of enterprise risk for the past ten years, he has already been heavily committed with IRMSA for the past four years. Among those roles, he has been involved in the: Executive committee – second vice-president and…

Steven Bauman joins XL Catlin as head of global programmes and captive practice in North America

Steven Bauman joins XL Catlin as head of global programmes and captive practice in North America

Steven Bauman joins XL Catlin as head of global programmes and captive practice in North America

XL Catlin has appointed Steven Bauman as head of global programmes and captive practice in North America. Until recently he was head of captive services at Zurich Insurance Group. He will be based in New York and report to Matthew Latham, XL Catlin’s global head of captive programmes. “New business risks continue to emerge and regulatory issues are growing more…