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Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Expands in Australia, New Zealand

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Co. (BHSI) said it is entering the healthcare underwriting market in Australia, and has appointed Tony Bainbridge, previously with American International Group (AIG), to lead the effort. The insurer also announced it has opened an office …

Steve Hearn to Leave Willis for CEO Role at Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford

Willis Group Holdings confirmed that Deputy CEO Steve Hearn has decided to leave the company and will take up the role of CEO at Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford (CGSW) at the beginning of November. The announcement came one day …

Towergate Hires Deakin as Retail Broking Director; Dalgarno as Chief Risk Officer

Towergate is creating a new retail broking division led by Janice Deakin, who will join the group as retail broking director on August 12, subject to regulatory approval. This division will encompass all the Towergate Insurance retail broking businesses, Towergate Insurance …

Willis Appoints Weaver CEO Singapore, SE Asia; Hooker for Natural Resources

Willis Group Holdings plc has appointed Simon Weaver as CEO of its Singapore office, and to the newly-created role of regional CEO for south-east Asia. He will be is moving from Miller, where he has spent two years as Head …

Blenkinsopp Named XL Catlin’s Chief Underwriting Officer, Political Risk Team

XL Catlin announced the promotion of Joe Blenkinsopp to the position of chief underwriting officer for its Political Risk and Trade Credit (PRTC) team. Blenkinsopp assumes the role with immediate effect, having previously held the position of deputy global head …

RMS Names Sharma Senior Vice President of Cloud Operations and IT

RMS, the Newark, Calif.-based catastrophe risk management firm, announced it has named Sanjiv “Sunny” Sharma as senior vice president of cloud operations and information technology. Sharma joins from Rocket Fuel, a digital advertising firm, where he led the global engineering …

Newbridge Writes Political Violence, Terrorism Risks via Castel MGA Platform

Newbridge Risk Partners has launched operations on Castel Underwriting Agencies MGA formation platform, targeting political violence and terrorism risks in emerging markets. The new underwriting cell will be focused on the emerging markets regions including, but not limited to, MENA and the …

ACE Appoints New Country President for Vietnam

ACE Group announced the appointment of Dang Hoang Tung as its new country president for its general insurance operation in Vietnam, effective June 29. Dang succeeds Christopher Twomey, who will return to the U.S. to take up a role in ACE’s Risk …

Flitcroft Named Managing Director of Gen Re Australia, Regional Treaty Manager

Gen Re announced that Andrew Flitcroft will assume the role of managing director of General Reinsurance Australia and regional treaty manager for the Asia Pacific region, effective July 31. He will take over for Pietro Toffanello who has taken on …

ACE Names Skoro as Head of Distribution, Sub-Saharan Africa

ACE Insurance South Africa announced that Milenko Skoro, head of sales and distribution A&H, has been promoted to the newly created role of head of distribution, Sub-Saharan Africa as the company continues to strengthen its insurance capabilities in the region. …

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