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• Lloyd’s Brussels appoints CEO
Sonja Rottiers has been appointed CEO of Lloyd’s Brussels. She will also be Lloyd’s Regional Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa, and will take up her position in February.
• Former chief risk officer of Hiscox appointed CEO
Hiscox has announced the appointment of Bob Thaker as new UK CEO, effective March 2019, and subject to regulatory approval. Thaker has worked at Hiscox since 2010, having joined as head of strategy before going on to serve as group chief risk officer. In 2014 he relocated to Asia to become COO of DirectAsia, and became CEO of the DirectAsia Group in January 2015.
• Ed names CEO
Andrew Draycott has been appointed CEO-designate of Ed Broking in London. Draycott brings nearly three decades of industry experience to the role and has been a member of the executive team since Ed’s launch in 2016. He is currently global head of sales and prior to this was the CEO of Ed’s energy, marine and construction division. Draycott began his career in 1990 as an energy broker before becoming the managing director of Newman Martin and Buchan’s energy division.
• Sedex announces appointment of new chief exec
Sedex has appointed Simon McCalla as CEO. McCalla has spent 25 years in retail, infrastructure and supply chain technology roles, and joins the company from Nominet, the membership organisation responsible for the official registry of all .UK domain names and data services delivery. Previously he worked for Adams Childrenswear, Next, Volvo, Warner Bros and The White Company.
• Cutcher to join Airmic's R&D team
Captive Review's Richard Cutcher is to join Airmic in January to take up the post of research and development manager. His role will include project management, responsibility for thought leadership reports and technical guides and overseeing research. He will also play an important part in knowledge management, developing and organising Airmic’s digitised technical library. A graduate of York University, Cutcher has had several journalist positions and has been with Pageant Media for the past five years.
• Canopius appoints new head of claims
Canopius has appointed Gabrielle Folliard as head of claims. Folliard will join in early 2019 and will report to Laurie Davison, group chief operating officer. She joins from Markel International, where she was most recently head of specialty and financial lines claims.
• Premium Credit appoints CFO
Premium Credit has appointed Andrew Chapman as CFO. Chapman joined the company in 2004 and began heading the treasury and investor relations team in 2013. He completed his training and qualified at RBS and now holds FCCA status.
• BSI appoints John Hirst CBE as chairman
The British Standards Institution has announced the appointment of John Hirst CBE as chairman. Hirst will take over from Sir David Brown on 1st January 2019.
• 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.