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• 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.
• 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.