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• All change for the Pioneer board
Pioneer Underwriters has appointed Andrew McMellin as chief executive officer. Dane Douetil, CEO of Pioneer’s parent company, Minova Insurance Holdings, and current CEO at Pioneer, will become chairman of the business. Max Taylor, who has been chairman of Pioneer since 2013, will retire following a transition period, during which he will retain a consultative role.
• RSA appoints CUO
Adrian Sweeney is to join RSA in October as chief underwriting officer for the insurer's UK and international businesses. Sweeney has spent the majority of his career working across Zurich’s international businesses in senior underwriting and operations roles, latterly as the CUO for Zurich’s commercial businesses globally. Since leaving Zurich in August 2017, he has been consulting with a number of early stage insurance businesses.
• John Neal appointed Lloyd’s CEO
John Neal has been appointed as CEO of Lloyd’s, and successor to Inga Beale. Neal has long been associated with the Lloyd’s market, first as an underwriter and later as CEO of the Ensign Managing Agency. He was most recently group CEO of QBE. He will take up his position on 15 October 2018.
• TMH appoints global head of cyber risk
Tokio Marine Holdings has appointed Daljitt Barn to the newly-created post of global head of cyber risk. Barn – who will be based in London – joins from Munich Re, where he was instrumental in setting up the cyber team within corporate underwriting, creating a Munich Re-wide cyber community and developing the group-wide cyber insurance strategy. Before Munich Re, Barn was cyber director at PwC where he built and managed the cyber risk team in the insurance and investment management sectors.
• Fusion appoints CFO
Fusion Risk Management has appointed Jim Stewart as senior vice-president and chief financial officer. Stewart has held the role of CFO at a variety of companies in the technology industry, including video software, voice and data technology services, and data storage and imaging, among others. He most recently spent three years as CFO at Edmentum.
• Barbican Protect expands casualty capability
Barbican Protect has announced the appointments of Keith Irwin and Deanne Rogers as development underwriters within the firm’s casualty team. Irwin has over 22 years’ insurance market experience, most recently working for Beazley. Prior to that he worked for Newline Underwriting Management and Brit. Rogers joins from Clegg Gifford and prior to this worked at WR Berkley as senior liability underwriter. She has over ten years of insurance market experience, including eight years in the liability arena.
• JLT expands cyber practice
JLT Specialty has appointed four new members to its European cyber practice, based in London and Stockholm. Monica Tigleanu joins as a partner from Beazley and prior to this was a senior underwriter at AIG. Claire Davey joins as a partner from Marsh, where she was AVP in technology E&O and cyber liability; and Anthony Herring joins from Aon Sweden's cyber practice.
• CII appoints new president
Jonathan Clark has been elected president of the Chartered Insurance Institute for 2018/2019. In his 35 years of claims handling, Clark has worked with many of the world's largest corporations on their claims programmes. He joined SCOR in 2013 as head of claims in London and is now global head of claims for Business Solutions. He has been a member of the executive teams of Global Adjusting firms Crawford & Company and Cunningham Lindsey, developed a team handing specialist claims at Ellis and Buckle, and was claims director at the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. Clarke takes over from Dame Inga Beale.
• Collinson bolsters travel risk management team
Collinson has appointed Peter Cooper as global security director. A former British Army captain, Cooper was most recently director of Resilience Operations for Drum Cussac Group, a role he held for two years, prior to which he led the Global Operations Centre at International SOS Control Risks.