RFIB has appointed Stephen Warwick as CEO of Reinsurance, Asia Pacific - effective 1 February 2019.
Warwick will be based in Hong Kong where he will create a new RFIB office, subject to relevant regulatory approval.
He will report to Kevin Stratton, managing director of the broker’s Specialty division.
Warwick brings over 35 years of industry experience to the role. He started his career with Aon in 1980, where he held a number of senior positions. In 2016, he left Aon Benfield, the reinsurance arm of Aon, to become the co-founder of Hong Kong-based reinsurer, Nine Merchants Re.
Speaking of the appointment Stratton said: “We are delighted to welcome Steve to RFIB. Steve’s wealth of knowledge and experience in the global market and APAC region is a great strategic fit for RFIB’s international growth plans in reinsurance."
Group CEO Steven Beard, added: “Warwick’s appointment follows a strategic review of the region and seeing through on a commitment to building the leading independent broker in the fastest growing region in the world. I look forward to working with Steve and to him playing a pivotal role as part of our global leadership team.”
Dennis Mahoney, executive chairman of RFIB, commented: “Having worked with Steve in the past I’m delighted to welcome him to the Risk Transfer Group. Globally recognised talent such as Steve continues our firm’s strategy of attracting the very best in the business. This appointment follows recent senior Group hires including Craig Douglas, Simon McCrum, Elizabeth Jenkin, Kevin Stratton and Duncan Urquhart.”