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Marsh Appoints Powell as Claims Advocacy International Leader

Marsh has appointed Rob Powell as Claims Advocacy International leader, effective immediately. Based in London, Powell will report to Michael Poulos, global head of Marsh’s Client Advisory Services. Powell joined Marsh in 2014 as a managing director in the International …

ACE Announces Claims Leadership Team for Overseas General Insurance Division

ACE Ltd. announced the future claims leadership team it will appoint for the new Chubb Group’s Overseas General Insurance division. The leadership appointments will take effect upon completion of the acquisition of Chubb, which is expected in the first quarter …

U.K. MGAs Seek Greater Role in Claims Process: MGAA Matters Survey

Managing general agents are keen to be more involved in the claims process because they view claims as a core competence with an intrinsic link to underwriting, according to the latest MGAA Matters Survey.* The fourth quarterly MGAA Matters Survey, which …

Zurich Makes Changes to U.K. General Insurance Executive Team

Zurich Insurance has announced  several changes to the executive line up of its U.K. General Insurance business. The appointments are as follows: Karl Helgesen was named U.K. chief claims officer, effective December 2015, as Tony Emms leaves the business UKGI Chief Operations …

ACE Appoints Matthews as Claims Client Relationship Manager for UK & Ireland

ACE appointed Judy Matthews as claims client relationship manager for the U.K. and Ireland, as it continues to invest in its client-facing claims management team for ACE’s global accounts division. Matthews will work closely with ACE’s business leaders and claims …

U.K.’s Allianz Insurance Appoints Watts as Head of Casualty Claims

Allianz Insurance, the U.K. subsidiary of Allianz SE, has appointed Lee Watts as head of casualty claims. Watts will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of technical claims strategy and best practice across all casualty and disease claims, …

California Blazes Destroy 2,000-plus Homes, Curb Insurer Appetites

A pair of massive California wildfires that have destroyed more than 2,000 structures are now considered among the most damaging fires in state history, and they could change the way insurers view risk or conduct underwriting in rural areas in …

QBE Asia Pacific Appoints Allan as General Manager – Claims, Asia Pacific

QBE Asia Pacific announced the appointment of Martin Allan to the role of general manager – Claims, Asia Pacific, with effect from September 8, 2015. In this role, Allan is responsible for managing the claims function and driving business efficiencies …

Castel Underwriting Agencies Appoints Powell as 1st Claims Manager

Castel Underwriting Agencies, the club-style MGA formation platform, has today appointed Vanessa Powell as its first claims manager. Powell joins from Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group where she was aviation claims manager. She has over 30 years’ experience across all classes of …

Hiscox Appoints Berg-Winters as Head of UK Claims

Specialist global insurer Hiscox announced the appointment of Eva Berg-Winters as head of UK Claims. Berg-Winters joins Hiscox from strategy consultants OC&C, where she was an associate partner. Originally from Germany, she has spent time working at McKinsey & Company, …