People Moves: Howden Adds Wijaya from Willis; LSM’s Simon Joins Brit; Lockton Re Hires Acrisure Re’s Shaw

May 7, 2021

Independent broker Howden Specialty has appointed Surya Wijaya to its Natural Resources division in Asia Pacific, adding to its capabilities across the power and energy sectors both regionally and globally.

Wijaya’s experience includes roles at Aon, JLT and Marsh JLT Specialty over the past eight years, following a career in the banking industry. Her most recent role was head of Downstream for Willis Singapore, where he was responsible for handling a number of major energy accounts in the region

Wijaya joins as a divisional director and will be based in Singapore, reporting to Matt Savitt, head of Natural Resources, Asia Pacific.

She will access both local and regional natural resources markets, in addition to working closely with colleagues in Howden Specialty’s other hubs in Miami, Bermuda, London, Luxembourg and Dubai.

Brit Bolsters Financial Institutions Team with Simon

Brit Ltd. announced the appointment of Kirstin Simon as an underwriter in its Financial Lines team, specialising in directors and officer and commercial crime.

Simon brings 14 years of industry experience, joining from Liberty Special Markets (LSM) where she has been for the past 11 years, most recently as a senior underwriter in commercial D&O. In her time at LSM, helped build out LSM’s capabilities and helped to establish it in the commercial crime insurance market.

In addition to her underwriting expertise, Simon brings broking experience having spent three years at Aon, working within the commercial D&O teams.

She will report into Financial Institutions co-heads Benedetta Del Balzo and Ben Phillips.

Brit’s Financial and Professional Lines team includes 22 underwriters.

Lockton Re Adds Acrisure Re’s Shaw

Lockton Re said Dan Shaw will be joining Lockton Re’s London North America division later this year as a senior broker in its London office.

Most recently Shaw was the head of U.S. Wholesale P&C Reinsurance at Acrisure Re. Over the last 25 years he has represented clients across a broad range of property/casualty classes at Beach & Associates, Aon Benfield and Heath Lambert.

Shaw will report to Mark Higgins, head of London North America.

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