Steve Bitar – Olympus

Florida’s Olympus names Citizens exec Bitar as CEO


Steve Bitar, former chief of underwriting and agency services for Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, has been named CEO of Florida carrier Olympus Insurance Company.

Sompo International

Sompo GRS builds life sciences with Chubb’s Carroll


Sompo International has appointed Michael Carroll as senior vice president and deputy head of life sciences within the Bermudian’s Global Risk Solutions (GRS) unit.

IRB Brasil share price

IRB Brasil Re welcomes ex-Mapfre Brasil CEO as risk and compliance exec


IRB Brasil Re has undergone further management upheaval after the reinsurer parted ways with risk and compliance executive Lucia Maria da Silva Valle and replaced her with former Mapfre Brasil CEO Wilson Toneto.

Kinsale Capital Group

Kinsale promotions continue with Secor named commercial property lead


E&S underwriter Kinsale Capital Group has continued its recent spree of executive appointments by promoting Jamie Secor to division manager, commercial property.

Willis Re logo

Willis Re adds GC’s Melanson to lead health practice


Willis Re has appointed Dan Melanson as senior vice president and health practice leader, as part of the Life, Accident and Health (LAH) senior management team.

Mark A. Smith – K2

K2 names former Victor executive Smith as president


Mark Smith, most recently chief underwriting officer at Marsh-owned MGU Victor US, has joined expansive MGA and program manager K2 Insurance Services as president.


Ark hires five-strong Neon D&F team


Lloyd’s insurer Ark will shortly apply for a Lloyd’s pre-emption to accommodate a well-regarded D&F property team and give the managing agency headroom to absorb the continuing rate increases in the class.


Ascot establishes PI book with former Neon team


Ascot has hired Antonio Bellanca and three of his former Neon underwriting colleagues to strengthen its capabilities in the non-US international professional indemnity market.


Aon’s Dudley takes over as LIIBA chair


London & International Insurance Brokers’ Association (LIIBA) has named Richard Dudley, CEO of Aon’s UK Global Broking Centre, as its latest chair, succeeding Roy White of Marsh who served a two-year term.

John Hancock – Lloyd's

Hancock delays Lloyd’s exit while Corporation vows to stay open during pandemic


Lloyd’s outgoing performance management director Jon Hancock is to extend his notice period by two months as the Corporation responds to the escalating coronavirus crisis.

Oliver Davies – HDI

HDI names Davies London distribution manager


HDI Global SE (HDI) has named Oliver Davies as distribution & strategic initiatives manager for the London region.

Trans Re and Maiden Re

Former Maiden Re NA president Highet leaves TransRe


Former Maiden Re North America president Tom Highet and vice president Joe Gaito have left TransRe, 18 months after joining the Alleghany reinsurer as part of a renewal rights deal, The Insurer can reveal.

John Rathgeber – Watford Re

Watford CEO Rathgeber to depart at end of Q1


Watford Holdings CEO John Rathgeber will retire from the position at the end of March and will be replaced by the company’s president Jonathan Levy.

CAC Specialty and NFP

NFP hires Lennox and Morgenstein from newly launched CAC Specialty


NFP has continued its recent spate of hires on the US west coast with the arrival of Andrew Lennox and Art Morgenstein from newly-launched rival CAC Specialty, The Insurer can reveal.


Alliant appoints public entity practice leader from Aon


Carleen Patterson has joined Alliant as first vice president, practice leader within the public entity group after spending almost 21 years at Aon.

Grahame Millwater and Bill Malloy – Acrisure

Acrisure realigns management for next phase of growth


Acrisure has realigned executive responsibilities as part of a repositioning for its next phase of development that will also see a focus on removing costs from the insurance transaction and the pursuit of joint ventures and investment opportunities, The Insurer can reveal.

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