Written by staff reporter
• 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.
• 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.