People & Places

Smith to Head Guy Carpenter’s EMEA and Int’l. P&I Business

Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC, the global risk and reinsurance specialist and member of Marsh & McLennan Companies, announced the appointment of Simon Smith as Head of EMEA & International P&I Business, effective September 1st. He will be responsible for …

Gen Re Announces Senior Appointments in Asia Pacific

Berkshire Hathaway’s General Re has announced a number of senior appointments in the Asia Pacific region, as follows: Pietro Toffanello will assume the role of Property/Casualty Regional Manager for Asia Pacific, in addition to his role of Managing Director of General …

People – West

Cindy Belcher has been promoted to chief operating officer of Los Angeles, Calif.-based Cooperative of American Physicians Inc. Her promotion coincides with the announcement by CEO James L. Weidner that he will retire effective March 1, 2015 after 20 years …

People – East

FM Global said Executive Vice President Thomas A. Lawson will succeed Shivan S. Subramaniam as chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1, 2015. For now, Lawson has been appointed president and he has been elected to the board of directors, effective Aug. 1, 2014. Lawson joined …

People – Midwest

Dave Gross is now president and CEO of Appleton, Wis.-based SECURA Insurance. Gross moved into the spot following the retirement of John Bykowski at the end of June. Bykowski will continue as chairman of SECURA’s board of directors. Gross served …

People – Southeast

Charleston, South Carolina-based managing general agency Johnson & Johnson has named Cathy Parmley as vice president of operations. As vice president of operations, she will supervise the company’s internal policy workflows and allocation of resources for both commercial and personal lines …

McCafferty to Become CEO of UK’s Flood Re: ABI

A bulletin from the Association of British Insurers announces that “Brendan McCafferty has been appointed CEO of Flood Re, after a selection process run by the Flood Re directors and senior representatives from the insurance industry.” He is currently the Commercial …

Schmitz to Head XL Group’s Global Property Risk Engineering

XL Group has appointed Dave Schmitz to lead its global Property Risk Engineering Services, including XL Global Asset Protection Services, a network of risk engineers who provide on-site property risk analysis and support clients’ property loss prevention programs. Schmitz is …

Everest Re Group Names Carrier European General Manager

The Bermuda-based Everest Re Group, Ltd. announced that Andrew Carrier will be joining the Company as President of Everest Advisors, UK and General Manager of European Operations, as of November 3, 2014. Carrier will join Everest from Argo Group where …

Ryan Re-Appointed as ‘Group on Earth Observations’ Secretariat Director

Barbara J. Ryan has been re-appointed, without competition, to a second, three year term as the Secretariat Director of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO). Her re-appointment was made by unanimous consent of the GEO Executive Committee. The GEO is …

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