Online retail giant Amazon is allegedly be eyeing up the motor sales market in the UK.
These industry figures narrowly missed out on a place in Post's Powerlist for 2016. That's not to say they aren't influential. Here are Post's ones to watch over the coming months.
Previously number 37 in the Powerlist, everyone’s favourite reinsurance guru stepped up the power terms when in February 2015 he took on the position of international CEO and replaced David Ross at the top.
For now it would be difficult to separate David Ross and Graeme Chilton given what has gone on in the past.
With Prime Minister David Cameron stating that 2016 could be the year that the UK votes whether it is in or out of the European Union, the UK electrorate like in 2015 hold a considerable power in their hands.
Following the surprise exit of Jacqueline McNamee at the end of last year as part of a cost-cutting exercise, Baldwin has been appointed CEO of AIG and takes the helm of the biggest insurance company in the UK general insurance market, according to AM…
He might no longer be the head honcho in the UK, but he leaves a legacy whereby the insurer’s reputation among brokers has improved; and as a business it is seen as being at the forefront of digital innovation.
Last year Blanc was widely expected to move to the top spot at Towergate but the move never transpired and instead a reorganisation of Axa’s UK general insurance activities saw her empire widen as she was appointed as CEO of the UK brand.
Came from nowhere last year to make some major decisions impacting the insurance industry.
As predicted 2015 was a big year for Marsh with the £258m deal for Jelf, giving it a potentially valuable asset.
Jon Dye is under pressure to make sure the insurer’s brand sponsorship deals do not go to waste.
There is no doubt 2016 will be the year of cyber and while most of the market is still finding its feet here others are learning.
The original case Damijan Vnuk v Zavarovalnica Trigalev and the accident that precipitated it are a few years old.
Munich Re is the world’s biggest reinsurer.
2016 sees ‘D-day’ for Flood Re.
Patrick McLoughlin came to the role in 2012, and made the cut after the 2015 re-election of the Conservative Party as a single party government.
Last year saw ‘the perfect storm’ for Zurich with tough market conditions and greater than normal large losses meaning a plummeting business operating profit in the third quarter.
Rank: 19 - Andrew Kendrick, senior vice-president of group and president for Europe, Ace European Group
After being listed as ‘bubbling under’ in the last Powerlist, along with counterpart Jalil Rehman, CEO, Chubb Europe, the biggest deal of 2015 was Ace’s surprise swoop for Chubb in a $29.5bn (£20.5bn) buy out.
Hodges is well known to the market for his roles at Aviva (Norwich Union) and was last seen on the Power list in 2010.
Rumours abound that Hester is ready to move on from this challenge but after the failed bid from Zurich it looks like he might have to wait a big longer for an “out” by virtue of a takeover.
In 2014, Christian declared he was ready to rumble and confident his firm is capable of delivering a knockout blow to market rivals in a bid to build on its strong position in the UK.
At the start of 2015, Aubert was just taking his seat as CEO of Willis GB and following the $18bn merger of the broker with consulting giant Towers Watson he ended the year as CEO of the Willis Ltd, with responsibility for the insurance and reinsurance…
Analysts at investment bank Macquarie suggested that “cracks are appearing” in the Direct Lines’ reserving policy after Geddes trumpeted the insurers reserve releasing in ‘strong' H1 results.
Taking over the reins from market stalwart Henry Engelhardt, incoming CEO David Stephens has a tough act to follow.