Job Moves & Appointments Round-Up 19.08.21

The latest senior job moves and appointments for you;


In a move that underscores its commitment to growing its business through the acquisition of talent, Partners& has appointed Ross Dingwall as Managing Partner (Scotland). Ross will report to Aaron Devitt and join the Group Executive Team on 1 November.

In this newly appointed role, Ross will play an integral role in expanding the Partners& footprint in the North of England and Scotland, whilst using his previous experience to support the development of constructive, partnership-led relationships with the insurer market.

Ross joins Partners& from Hiscox where he held a number of roles since 2000, including UK Sales Director, UK Broker Channel Managing Director and most recently, Distribution Director, overseeing Broker, Direct, Schemes, Partnerships and Marketing. He was also a member of the UK leadership team for the last 12 years and partner since 2014.

Phil Barton, Partners& CEO said: “Our belief in creating mutually beneficial partnerships between our people, our clients and our insurers is critical to our success. The experience, industry insights and leadership skills Ross brings are directly in line with our aim to move away from short-term, adversarial relationship with insurers to one that is focused on delivering outstanding outcomes for clients. It’s great to have him on the team.”


Lloyd’s insurer AEGIS London has appointed Mark Degenaar as its first Chief Technology Officer.

Taking up his new role with immediate effect, Mark joins from Insurance Business Applications, where he was Senior Vice President of Architecture. He will report to AEGIS London’s Chief Operating Officer, Marianne Harvey.

In this role Mark will lead AEGIS London’s technology department and support the development of the business’s digital and technology strategy.


Supercede, the global reinsurance placement platform built for dealmakers, today announced the appointment of Aydin Betez, (pictured) formerly CTO of Willis Re, to lead the development of its cloud-based digital ecosystem, built for the global reinsurance market.

Supercede has quickly established itself as the reinsurance platform of choice for cedents, brokers, and reinsurers keen to move away from a reinsurance industry built on expensive, one-off IT projects. Aydin’s appointment will build on the strength of Supercede’s platform for ‘reinsurance that connects’, which brings together data, deals, and people across Supercede’s three interoperable solutions: Analytics, Placements, and Network.

Jerad Leigh, Co-founder and CEO of Supercede, said: “As a highly respected figure in the global reinsurance sector, Aydin’s appointment represents a momentous milestone in Supercede’s rapid growth and success. He brings an unparalleled wealth of experience and a unique understanding of developing global reinsurance broker systems, including how these interact with cedents’ and reinsurers’ technologies.”


Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions, today announced the appointment of Catherine Cooper as director of business development for Asia. In this new role, Cooper will be responsible for supporting Sedgwick’s growth strategy in the Asia-Pacific region by securing new business partnerships and opportunities, as well as ensuring that current clients receive the highest quality services.

Cooper has over 28 years of experience in the insurance sector, including tenure as a placement broker in the UK and Hong Kong. She joins Sedgwick from a global loss adjusting company, where she has been working for four years as regional head of business development, based successively in Hong Kong and Singapore. Prior to that, she spent three years as distribution manager for the international broker sector at an insurance company.

James Ong, Sedgwick CEO in Asia, added, “Catherine’s deep knowledge of our market makes her the ideal person to support our business development plans and claims management services in Asia.”

Cooper brings to Sedgwick a wealth of expertise in client relationship management, as well as the successful negotiation of new deals on large and complex national, regional and global programmes across all lines of business. Her experience with partnerships and contract negotiations specifically in Asia is at the heart of Sedgwick’s expansion plans.


LV= General Insurance is pleased to announce that Matt Crabtree has successfully secured a new role at the personal lines insurer as Head of Financial Crime Strategy.

Effective from Monday 16 August, Crabtree will be responsible for overseeing LV= GI’s Intelligence Team, Special Investigations, and Linked and Organised Crime areas which will involve identifying emerging financial crime threats, as well as opportunities for strategic and tactical fraud and financial crime solutions across the business.

Clare Lunn, Director of Financial Crime at LV= General Insurance comments: “Matt brings a wealth of experience as a financial crime expert and it’s fantastic to see him progress here at LV= GI. As an industry, our systems and controls to combat fraud are better than ever but at a time where fraud trends are evolving even quicker. Matt will play a pivotal role in working across the business and industry to ensure we continue to adapt and tackle insurance fraud.”


SimCorp announces today that Christian Kromann will succeed Klaus Holse as Chief Executive Officer, effective September 02, 2021. Christian has served as SimCorp Chief Operating Officer and member of the Executive Management Board since August 2019.

Chairman of the Board of Directors Peter Schütze comments, “We are delighted to appoint Christian as our Chief Executive Officer.
The Board has followed Christian’s performance as COO for the past two years and we are pleased to have a strong and competent internal successor to take over the leadership of the company after Klaus Holse.

Christian is an accomplished and respected leader with an impressive background from our sector, and his dedication to execution and strong client focus is what is needed to drive SimCorp’s success in the future.

In addition, we are very happy that Klaus Holse has agreed to stay on as a member of the Executive Management Board for the rest of the year and then as Senior Advisor until the end of Q2 2022 to ensure a smooth transition. At this time, the Board and I would also like to extend our thanks and sincere gratitude for the immense contribution Klaus Holse has made to SimCorp. In his nine-year tenure, we have seen tremendous growth and significant value creation for our shareholders, and Klaus has been instrumental for initiating the ongoing transformation.“ 


 Encompass Corporation, the leading provider of intelligently automated Know Your Customer (KYC) solutions, today announces two new members of its executive team to support its ambitious growth plans.

Alan Samuels, who was previously Head of Product, and Magalie Pimentel, former Head of Marketing, have been promoted to VP, Product and VP, Marketing, respectively. As well as overseeing the strategic direction of their functions, they join co-founders Wayne Johnson and Roger Carson, alongside other key leaders, as part of the group responsible for steering global output and achieving key objectives

This management change follows Alex Ford, who held the position of VP, Product and Marketing, moving to a new role driving Encompass’ launch and operations in North America, with further announcements planned for later this year.

Alan is now responsible for developing and delivering the product roadmap for the Encompass platform, API and data. He joined the business in January 2020, bringing more than 25 years’ experience of leading product management and data operations in the financial data and RegTech industries. Previous positions include Global Head of Exiger DDIQ, Head of Entity Verification Services at Bloomberg KYC, and Head of Reference Data Services at Alacra.

Magalie, meanwhile, has been with Encompass since 2018, and leads the marketing strategy, with teams in London, Glasgow, and Sydney. She has held positions at leading business information and RegTech companies, in a range of sales and marketing roles. These include Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Opus (Alacra) and RDC. While at RDC, Magalie developed and implemented the marketing strategy for launching RDC in EMEA.

This announcement follows a strong 12 months for Encompass, with the company achieving significant revenue growth and adding a number of top global banks and law firms to its client list.

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