Barbican Group has appointed Jayne Goddard as cyber underwriter in the firm’s specialty division, with immediate effect. Goddard will report to Geoff White, underwriting manager.
Willis Group has appointed Todd Jones as chief executive officer of Willis North America, the company's largest business segment. Jones will report to Willis Group chief executive Dominic Casserley and represent Willis North America on the Willis Group Operating Committee.
Joachim Oechslin, chief risk officer of Munich Re, will join the Executive Board of the Credit Suisse Group with effect from January 1 2014.
Brit Group has appointed Joy Ferneyhough to the newly created role of director of strategy and corporate development.
The International Underwriting Association (IUA) has elected Malcolm Newman as its new chairman. Newman is managing director of SCOR’s London Hub. He takes over from Stephen Riley, executive director at Global Aerospace, who has led the association for the past seven years.
Bermuda’s re/insurers received welcome reassurance this week when Fitch confirmed that their financial strength ratings will not be limited by the sovereign debt rating of Bermuda.
XL Group has boosted its marine underwriting capability with the appointment of John Ellis to its North America Marine business in New York.
Kiln has appointed Robin Hargreaves as chairman of the R J Kiln & Co Limited Underwriting Board.
XL Group has appointed Philip Jacobs as global head of capital management, corporate development and tax.
Zurich Insurance Group has appointed Mike Davies as global head of marine underwriting within the company’s general insurance business. He will succeed Lee Meyrick who left Zurich in April, 2013.