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Ageas has appointed Robin Challand as director of its claims service.
Risk managers have been urged to recognise that business leaders can be a firm’s biggest risk.
Willis Towers Watson has named Neil Irwin as head of the Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa region.
The Chartered Insurance Institute has appointed Allianz head of claims operations, Jeremy Trott, as the chair of its claims faculty board.
Barbican has promoted David Booth to director of underwriting of Barbican Managing Agency and Andy Caldwell to active underwriter.
Hiscox has appointed Kate Markham to its newly created role of CEO of its London Market business.
Manjit Takhtar, finance director and interim CEO of Charles Taylor Insurance Services, talks about hurricane claims and the role of the business in incubating maanging general agents.
Aviva has appointed former Marsh boss Graeme MacMillan as director for international brokers.
Lockton has hired Alistair Rivers as global head of marine and transportation.
David Radford, chief marketing officer at Allianz, shares his advice on how insurers can design successful brand campaigns.
Dual North America has promoted Jon Beckham as CEO.
Arthur J. Gallagher has appointed Gareth Birch as managing director of its UK small business & personal lines division.
Greg Fleming has resigned from his position on the Council of Lloyd’s as a result of work commitments.
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Property insurance claims handling firm Claims Consortium Group is creating 12 new apprenticeship vacancies at its Somerset office.
Endsleigh has appointed Paul Bolton as head of personal lines, reporting to CEO Jeff Brinley.
GRP-backed Lloyd’s broker Lonmar Global Risks has appointed Charles Ross as an executive director in their fine art & specie division.
AIG has named former Novae chief financial officer Charles Fry as head of reinsurance, operations and transformation.
GRP-owned commercial property underwriter European Property Underwriting Limited has appointed Steve Lawrence as business development director.
Zurich has appointed Alison Martin as group chief risk officer, effective January 2018
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In addition to his day job as external operations manager for Auger, Michael Hearty volunteers with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution
Martyn Holman will step down from his role as commercial director at Markerstudy, the company said.