Job Moves & Senior Hires 18.10.21

The latest senior hires and job moves news for you;


MNK Re Limited, the specialty Lloyd’s Broker, is pleased to announce the appointment of Philippe Bara as Associate Director – Energy and Risk Engineering.

Philippe brings with him almost thirty years of experience in the energy market across both Paris and London; including in the fields of offshore energy, windfarms, geothermal, shale gas and oil, power cables and exploration of new energy territories. He previously worked with Partner Re in London as a Senior Energy Underwriter. He will be working with Victor Akisanya who currently leads the Energy practice at MNK Re.

Manoj Kumar, Group CEO and Managing Director of MNK Re Limited, said: “MNK Re is in a period of strategic expansion, widening our specialist reach into new markets and new product lines. It is exciting to see the firm growing steadily and responding to market needs, and to be able to bring in a new generation of expertise to our team.

“Philippe brings his wide knowledge of worldwide direct and re-insurance energy facultative markets to his new role; along with an extensive book of contacts garnered from a long career in this market, as well as his understanding of offshore and onshore energy risk dynamics.  We are delighted that he has joined our team.”


New Dawn Risk is delighted to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Strange to the new role of Head of Strategic Development within the firm. The role has been created as part of a fast-paced global expansion, which has also seen the recent establishment of New Dawn Risk Europe Ltd.

New Dawn Risk has already built out strong teams in professional liability and financial lines, and within technology, media and cyber.  The appointment of Liz as Head of Strategic Development will enable the next stage of growth for the US and International businesses and allow New Dawn Risk to further build strategic relationships with brokers on a global basis.

Liz herself has over thirty years’ experience in the Lloyd’s market, having previously held senior positions at Hiscox, Beazley and Paragon.

Max Carter, CEO of New Dawn Risk Group commented: “Liz will be a fantastic asset to our team. She has incredible relationships in London and the US, and her reputation in the space precedes her. I know that she is the perfect person to develop our business, to identify strategically aligned partner producers and to help fulfil our plans.”

Liz Strange, Head of Strategic Development at New Dawn Risk commented: “The specialist focus at New Dawn Risk aligns perfectly with my own experience, and I believe that together we will make a great team, targeting expansion across all regions and all lines. One of my priorities will be to build upon our high-quality and enthusiastic teams with an ambition to accelerate growth.  It is exciting to step into such a fast-moving business, and one that has huge potential to make further impact in the market.”


HDI Global SE – UK and Ireland (HDI) is pleased to announce that Stephanie Ogden has been promoted to the role of Director of Underwriting and Distribution

In this new role, Ogden will lead HDI’s underwriting strategy across all lines of business and maintain overall responsibility for the distribution function. She will continue to report directly to Managing Director Claire McDonald.

Ogden has spent two years building the Distribution function at HDI, responsible for the distribution strategy, broker and client relationships, amplifying HDI’s presence in these key markets as a result.

On her new role, Ogden commented: “The past couple of years at HDI has been fast-paced with lots of change. It’s been incredibly rewarding to work with the fantastic people we have in our business, to see the change and deliver strong profitable growth. I now look forward to the challenges my new role presents, as we look to build on our progress, deliver on our medium term plans for growth and profitability and provide our clients with insurance solutions that deliver real value.”

As a result of Stephanie’s promotion, Oliver Davies will assume the new role of Head of Distribution with responsibility for HDI’s key broker partner relationships and marketing activity. In his previous role as Distribution and Strategic Initiatives Manager, Oliver was instrumental in building deeper relationships with HDI’s broker partners and supporting global initiatives and projects.


At a time when people risk is an increasingly critical topic for business leaders, Partners& has bolstered its Wellbeing, Engagement and Benefits proposition with the appointment of Marcia Reid as Managing Partner – Wellbeing, Engagement and Benefits. The move is in line with its strategy to provide seamless, quality advice to clients across insurance, employee benefits and risk management.

Marcia will report to Partners& CEO Phil Barton and join the Executive Team.

The Partners& Wellbeing, Engagement and Benefits proposition is based on obtaining a forensic understanding of their clients’ business and employee profile, so the team can identify and quantify the risks they face. Then, they recommend a relevant business protection, wellbeing, engagement and benefits strategy that can help clients protect their business and maximise their people’s potential.

Marcia has 30 years’ experience in corporate health and wellbeing. Senior management roles have included National Account Manager for Bupa UK, Head of SME at SimplyHealth and Director of Corporate Consulting at Lorica. Most recently, she was Managing Director of the Health and Protection Division of Stackhouse Poland, prior to its acquisition by Gallagher in 2019. There she led a multi-disciplinary team of consultants and support administrators who worked with a wide panel of insurers to achieve the best possible outcome for corporate and private clients.


Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions, announced the appointment of James Norman as business development director for its international operations. In his new role, Norman will be responsible for identifying and securing new business opportunities, as well as strengthening Sedgwick’s relationships with existing and prospective clients. He will work with the company’s international operations team to ensure the delivery of best-in-class services to clients.

Norman joins Sedgwick from a global loss adjusting and insurance services firm, where he served as global head of strategy and business development for over three years. Prior to that, he was head of the insurance practice and market lead for business development and
sales in East Africa at a Big Four accounting firm. He brings to Sedgwick more than 20 years of experience in the global insurance sector, as well as a strong network of industry contacts. Norman is also unanimously recognised as a foremost expert in the insurance industry across the African continent

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