Written by staff reporter
• CII appoints APAC director
The Chartered Insurance Institute has appointed Kenny Siu as regional director for the Asia-Pacific region. Based in Hong Kong, Siu has over 30 years of experience in both the general insurance and financial planning professions. He joins the CII from Standard Life, where he fulfilled various roles including director of alternative distribution and regional sales director.
• Tokio Marine Kiln appoints head of reinsurance
Tokio Marine Kiln has appointed Will Curran as new head of reinsurance. Curran began his career at Lloyd’s in 1996 as a graduate and, after spells with Beazley, Wellington and Catlin, joined TMK in 2008. He has been the deputy underwriter of TMK’s reinsurance team since then.
• Marsh announces senior appointments
Marsh has appointed Joe Grogan as chairman of Marsh Ireland. Patrick Howett, currently MD of JLT Ireland, will become CEO of Marsh Ireland upon closing of the transaction between Marsh’s parent company, Marsh & McLennan and JLT, which remains subject to the receipt of certain antitrust and regulatory approvals.
• LMA appoints directors to finance and operations roles
The LMA has announced the appointment of Rob Myers as operations director and Paul Davenport as finance director. Rob Myers started his career in the Corporation of Lloyd’s and has held a number of senior roles in Xchanging, and latterly CSC and DXC Technology. Paul Davenport was previously CFO at The Navigators Group and prior to that finance director at Chubb Europe and has more than 25 years' experience in the insurance industry.
• RSA appoints CFO
RSA has appointed Charlotte Jones as chief financial officer. Jones replaces Scott Egan who moved to become CEO of RSA’s UK & International division in early February 2019. Jones will serve on the board as an executive director, reporting to group CEO Stephen Hester. She is expected to take up the new role this summer.
• CFC appoints former group CTO of Hiscox
CFC has appointed Jonathan Fletcher as chief technology officer. The former group CTO of Hiscox will oversee CFC’s technology and infrastructure strategy and lead the underwriter’s development and application support teams. Fletcher has 20 years of experience leading IT, DevOps and digital transformation projects at major global brands including Accenture and the London Stock Exchange.
• Marcus Willett CB OBE joins Reliance
London-based global cyber security specialist Reliance has appointed Marcus Willett to its advisory board. The former deputy head of GCHQ has established and led a number of major UK cyber programmes and has also held posts across the wider UK intelligence and security sector. Willett is currently a senior cyber adviser at the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
• 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.