Here’s a round up of the latest movers and shakers in the insurance sector.
Leading insurance and assistance provider, Collinson Group, has appointed Marianne Stevens and Michelle Elmore (pictured below) to its Accident and Health team, who join as Head of Underwriting and Head of Business Development respectively.
Marianne is a technical pricing professional who joins Collinson from Bupa Global where she held a range of technical pricing and actuarial roles and has a deep understanding of the iPMI market. In her new role at Collinson, she will lead the Accident and Health underwriting team and take responsibility for underwriting performance within the Accident & Health portfolio.
Michelle most recently worked in a senior role at health tech start-up Ada Health, where she used technology to develop personalised, engaging and connected healthcare propositions. At Collinson, Michelle will be accountable for identifying growth opportunities in carefully selected international territories.
Roy White Takes the Helm at LIIBA
The Board of LIIBA (London International Insurance Brokers Association) announced today that Roy White, Chairman of UK Specialties at Marsh, will become its new Chair – having previously served three years as Vice Chairman. He will succeed Andrew Agnew of Arthur J Gallagher Ltd and serve a two-year term.
Roy White commented: “I am honoured to be taking on this role at what is such a pivotal time for the insurance industry. LIIBA’s mission is to ensure that London remains where the world wants to do business by improving its competitive position and, as Chair, I will continue to champion our key priorities.
“This is a key period for our community in its relationship with our regulator, with the FCA’s ongoing Wholesale Insurance Broker Market Study. LIIBA has already established a key role in this process and we will continue to support our members and the FCA to ensure the highest quality outcome.
“The clock is ticking in terms of Brexit. Our imperative is to ensure that the flow of business into London can continue whatever the outcome of the negotiations, and brokers are able to make the right contingency plans to protect the interests of their clients.”
PPL Appoint Bronek Masajada as Chair
The board of PPL Ltd is pleased to announce that Bronek Masojada, Chief Executive of Hiscox, will be appointed Chair.
David Ledger, outgoing Chair, said: “PPL has come a long way in the last few years and this is thanks to strong collaboration by all the market associations. The fact that over 15,000 risks have been bound on the system is proof positive that the platform works.
“I am absolutely delighted that Bronek has agreed to become Chair. He is a passionate advocate for market modernisation and will undoubtedly lead the next stage of PPL’s development with drive and commitment.”
Bronek Masojada, CEO of Hiscox, commented: “I look forward to becoming PPL Chair. David and all those involved in PPL have done the heavy lifting and delivered a product that works. Our ambition is now to drive adoption from 15% to 80% of London risks. We will be working with the broking and underwriting communities to hit this target. I ask all those interested in the long-term success of London to identify and get on with what they can do to achieve this, rather than enjoying the spectator sport of watching others fail.”
Neil Walker Joins Brit as Head of UK Property
Brit Insurance, a leading name in the London market, has appointed Neil Walker as Head of its Property division. Neil has left Marsh to join Brit.