Written by staff reporter
• Charles Taylor appoints CEO
Charles Taylor Managing Agency has appointed Colin Grint as chief executive officer. Grint is currently CEO of Capita Managing Agency, manager of Probitas syndicate 1492 and former manager of Allied World Syndicate 2232. He has over 25 years’ experience in Lloyd’s, London and international insurance markets; was previously CEO of Corporate Insurance at Capita and held senior strategic, operational and broking roles at Marsh. Subject to regulatory approval, Grint is expected to take up his role later in 2018.
• Sungard AS makes senior hire
Sungard Availability Services has appointed Chris Huggett as senior vice-president of sales for EMEA and India. Huggett has over 20 years of sales, marketing and leadership experience, having worked with several leading technology firms including Hewlett Packard, Vodafone, Cisco Systems and Dell.
• CII bolsters Insuring Futures programme
The Chartered Insurance Institute has appointed Helen White as director of its Insuring Futures programme. White joins from the Money Advice Service, where she was head of Financial Capability. She led the launch and delivery of a national Financial Capability Strategy to empower people across the UK to make the most of their money and achieve greater well-being as a result. Prior to this, she worked in government, leading policy and legislative change on international tax and share-based earnings, nine years at the ABI leading various areas of market policy and strategy for the industry, and four years at the European Commission.
• Tilley joins ClearView board
ClearView has announced the appointment of Keith Tilley to its board. Tilley was most recently executive vice-president and vice-chair of Sungard Availability Services. Whilst at Sungard, he held various executive roles, driving change in global sales, customer services and P&L across Europe.
• Thomas Miller appoints group risk director
Thomas Miller has appointed David Smith as group risk and compliance director. Smith has over 20 years’ experience working in various corporate governance and risk related roles. He joins from Just Group Plc where he was director of enterprise risk, with previous roles at KPMG and Savills.
• Meakin joins Control Risks
John Meakin has joined Control Risks as a director in its Cyber Security practice in Europe and Africa. A specialist with over 25 years’ experience, he was most recently chief risk officer at Burberry, and prior to that chief security officer for Richemont International. Previously, he built and led information and cyber security functions in a range of banks, including RBS, Dresdner and Standard Chartered.
• Chilton returns to Capsicum Re
Capsicum Re has announced the return to the business later this year of Grahame Chilton. He will work alongside CEO Rupert Swallow to drive global business development and help shape the strategic direction of the company.
• LIIBA appoints committee chairs
Two of the London and International Insurance Brokers’ Association’s (LIIBA) committees have named new chairs. Sarah Pepiatt, delegated authority director at Capsicum Delegated Authority, takes over the chair of Binders, Offslips and Lineslips Team (BOLT). She replaces Rod Joyce of Ed Broking who chaired the group for four years. Steve Williams, head of digital at JLT Specialty, becomes chair of the Broker Placing and Electronic Development group (BPED). He takes over from Richard Clifford of Miller who chaired the group for over five years. Both committees are actively involved in the modernisation work to make London an easier place to do business, particularly PPL, data standards and data submission.
• Fusion Risk Management makes senior hires
Risk and BC software provider and consultancy, Fusion Risk Management has named Cory Cowgill as vice-president and chief technology officer; and Paul Ybarra as senior vice-president and chief revenue officer. The appointments are part of a strategic growth plan, following a US$41m investment into the firm one year ago.