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EC News (13 January 2022)

January 13, 2022

Round-up of the weekly news and developments from the global (re)insurance market with stories from Markel International, Liberty Specialty Markets, Willis Towers Watson and more.

Markel International hires Andrew McMellin to lead wholesale division

Markel International, a subsidiary of Markel Corporation has appointed Andrew McMellin as managing director of its wholesale division, effective 17 January 2022. Based in London, McMellin will report to Simon Wilson, president of Markel International. Read More

LSM launches new real estate product and appoints two senior underwriters

Liberty Specialty Markets, part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group has appointed Steve Lawrence and Andrew Whittaker as senior underwriters to support the launch of a real estate insurance product, effective immediately. Read More

WTW appoints Chris Heinicke as head of casualty, Bermuda

Global (re)insurance broker, Willis Towers Watson has announced the appointment of Chris Heinicke as head of casualty in Bermuda, reporting into Kirsten Beasley, head of office, Bermuda. He joins the firm from Aon Bermuda, where he served as the managing director and team leader, overseeing the casualty broking unit. Read More

Sompo Intl. names Patrick Corbett as global head of A&H, international insurance

Bermuda-based specialty provider of property and casualty (re)insurance, Sompo International Holdings, announced the appointment of Patrick Corbett as executive vice president, global head of accident & health, international insurance. Based in London he will report to Richard Housley, chief underwriting officer, international insurance. Read More

SCOR expands team and appoints Michèle Lacroix head of sustainability

SCOR has appointed Michèle Lacroix as group head of sustainability and announced a series of internal promotions as part of a wider effort to drive the firm’s sustainability journey and to support their upcoming strategic plan. Read more

Aon adds Pete Rutherford as enterprise client leader, FI, UK

Aon plc has announced the appointment of Pete Rutherford as enterprise client leader, financial institutions in the UK, reporting to Richard Phelps, head of financial institutions, UK and EMEA. He joins the business from HSBC, where he served as managing director, head of EMEA insurance, and UK bank coverage. Read More

Matthew Wilken joins Hiscox as CUO of Hiscox Re & ILS

Global (re)insurer, Hiscox has announced Matthew Wilken has been appointed to chief underwriting officer for Hiscox Re & ILS. Based in Bermuda, he will become a member of the executive team and will report to Kathleen Reardon, CEO of Hiscox Re & ILS. Read More