People & Places

ACE Names Waterford as Deputy Head of Accident & Health in Asia Pacific

ACE Group announced the appointment of Blain Waterford to the newly created role of vice president & deputy head of its accident & health business in Asia Pacific. In his new capacity, Waterford will head direct marketing, telemarketing, mobile assurance, …

ACE Announces Senior EMEA Accident & Health Appointments

ACE Group announced two appointments in its EMEA accident and health management team, as part of its ongoing investment in its consumer insurance offering across the region. Joel Laventure has been appointed to the new role of commercial director, A&H classic …

Evans to Succeed Thoresen as ABI Director General

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) announced that Huw Evans will succeed Otto Thoresen as Director General in February 2015, as Thoresen will assume the chairmanship of the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST). ABI chairman, Paul Evans, said: “On behalf …

Noguchi Appointed Managing Director – Willis Re Japan KK

Willis Re, the reinsurance division of Willis Group Holdings, plc, announced the appointment of Tsuyoshi Noguchi as Managing Director for Willis Re Japan KK, effective December 1, 2014. He is based in Willis Re’s Tokyo office and will work with …

Catlin Elected Chair of Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers

Stephen Catlin, Catlin Group Limited CEO, has been elected chair of the Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers (ABIR) for a two-year term beginning January 1, 2015. Catlin succeeds XL Group plc CEO Mike McGavick who completes his two-year term …

AIG Names Williams VP Communications, Public Affairs for EMEA

American International Group has appointed Rhodri Williams to the newly created role of Vice President for Communications and Public Affairs for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) effective January 1, 2015. He will be based in London and will report …

ACE Appoints Sales and Distribution Director for Iberia

ACE Group has appointed Santiago Sánchez Mata as its sales and distribution director in Iberia, as it continues to strengthen its leadership team in Madrid. In his new role, Sánchez Mata will be responsible for the development and implementation of …

People – Southeast

Republican Ralph Hudgens was elected to a second term as Georgia’s insurance and safety fire commissioner in the Nov. 4 midterm election. “Serving as Georgia’s Insurance Commissioner has been a tremendous privilege, and I am grateful for the opportunity to …

People – West

Edgewood Partners Insurance Center has named Karman Chan chief financial officer in the firm’s San Francisco, Calif., headquarters. EPIC’s current CFO, Michael Gonthier, will transition to a new position as chief administrative officer, assuming corporate responsibility nationally for agency operations, …

People – Midwest

International insurance brokerage and risk management firm Integro announced that Lisa Duncan has rejoined the firm as vice president in the property practice. She will be based in Chicago. Duncan returns to Integro from the London-based retailer Burberry, where she …

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