Job Moves and Senior Hires 27.03.2023

It’s about that time once again to round up the latest senior hires and job moves across the sector.


Davies, the leading specialist professional services and technology business serving insurance and highly regulated markets, has announced the launch of a new Forensic Accounting Service, led by the newly appointed Head of Forensic Accountancy Services, Edward Leighton.

Davies’ Forensic Accounting Services will work closely with the business’ loss adjusting & claims third-party-administration (TPA) teams, providing expertise on an extensive list of issues including, business interruption, cyber and major & complex losses. The new proposition will drive efficiencies across the claims process, providing additional value for Davies’ insurance clients who can offer their policyholders a quicker and more seamless claims journey.

With more than 30 years’ experience in the industry, Edward Leighton will head up the new division which will be based out of Davies’ headquarters on Gracechurch Street in the City of London. Edward will report to Russell Crewe, Chief Operating Officer for Property & Niche Claims.


Markerstudy is pleased to announce the appointment of Julie Fox to Head of Procurement as of 1st April 2023. Currently Associate Director of Contracts and Supply Chain at BGL Insurance (BGLi), Julie will assume responsibility for the Group’s procurement activities, with a key focus on driving synergies and supporting a dynamic team.

Julie’s procurement career spans over 15 years and her experience lies in the insurance, retail, not for profit and FM sectors. Julie joined BGLi five years ago from CIPS (The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply) where she was appointed its’ first Head of Procurement in 2009.

Kevin Spencer, Markerstudy Group CEO, comments: “I would like to congratulate Julie on her promotion. Procurement plays a major role in the success of an organisation and with Julie’s expert knowledge and wealth of experience, we will see a reduction in costs and an improvement in sustainable procurement across all areas of Markerstudy Group.

Julie Fox adds: “I’m truly excited by the opportunities and challenges that this new role will bring. There is great scope for me to help drive synergies, have a direct impact on Markerstudy’s profitability as well as to contribute to our future success and growth.”


IS2, a leading independent digital trading and distribution platform for the schemes market, announces the appointment of Joe Sultana as Commercial Director.

Established in 1996, IS2 has been delivering innovative digital solutions for Insurers, Insurtechs, MGAs and Brokers for nearly 30 years.  Profitable and growing it saw a 30% increase in revenue in 2022 and works with leading brands including Hiscox and Markel. IS2 has a long and successful track record of supporting its clients in achieving their digital ambitions.

Joe was latterly Director at e-Zee Insurance Solutions.  Prior to that he was COO at Applied Systems Europe and spent six years as Managing Director of Applied Systems’ UK broker business. Having worked as a strategic board advisor to IS2 over the past 12 months, Joe’s new role will see him committed to helping IS2 to execute its plan, implementing commercial strategies to significantly accelerate growth.


Acrisure Re, the (re)insurance division of top-10 global insurance broker and fintech platform Acrisure, today announced the appointment of Jennifer D’Arcy as Executive Vice President of its Facultative Reinsurance division.

In her new role, D’Arcy will continue building out Acrisure Re’s FAC strategy for North America from London, as well as overseeing and developing Marine FAC solutions globally. Acrisure Re’s FAC team has already seen the build out of its Marine Cargo FAC capabilities with several new hires.

D’Arcy brings more than 21 years of industry experience and joins Acrisure Re from Ed Broking, where she was Head of Facultative Reinsurance. Prior to Ed Broking, D’Arcy had similar roles at Price Forbes as well as RK Harrison, Gibbs Hartley Cooper, HSBC and Willis.

Ghassan Mansour, Managing Director and Head of Facultative Reinsurance at Acrisure Re commented: “We continue to hire experienced talent within the facultative space and Jen is perfectly well positioned to support our growth ambitions in London across our key lines of business and out of the U.S. where Acrisure has a sizeable footprint.”


McGill and Partners, the independent specialist (re)insurance broker, has appointed Grange Turner as a Partner in its treaty reinsurance team.

Grange brings a wealth of long tail casualty experience to McGill and Partners having worked in the reinsurance market as a liability and motor specialist for more than 30 years. He joins from Willis-Gallagher Re where he spent ten years heading client teams for a range of prestigious UK and international insurers. Grange was also responsible for leading the casualty and motor practice groups.

Grange’s arrival adds specialist liability and motor knowledge to McGill and Partner’s treaty team, as well strengthening the current offering through his relationships ranging from start-ups through to publicly quoted household-name insurance companies.


Global Insurtech MGA, Pattern, is delighted to announce Paul Frick has joined the team as Senior Vice President of Sales in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The former Regional Travel Leader of AXA Partners will spearhead growth in the EMEA embedded insurance market.

Paul Frick brings a wealth of experience and was most recently responsible for the strategy and development of the travel business for AXA Partners in Northern Europe. Before this, Paul Frick has an impressive resume, including Head of Travel Central Zone Germany/Austria/Switzerland for AIG. His built-up experience in ancillary revenue management makes him the ideal fit for SVP of Sales EMEA.

“I’ve been in the travel industry for most of my career, so joining Pattern as Senior Vice President of Sales EMEA is a perfectly natural progression for me,” says Paul Frick. “I’m thrilled to be a part of this fantastic team who are reshaping the future of insurance in travel. Embedded insurance has the potential to transform the industry in the coming years completely, and I’m delighted to be a part of that.”


Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits, and integrated business solutions has appointed Steve Godbold to the role of private client director in the UK.

Godbold succeeds current private client director Clive Ellis, who is stepping back to pursue other interests, while continuing to provide Sedgwick with the benefit of his expertise in a consultancy role.

Godbold brings with him over 25 years of experience in the industry, 17 of which were spent with a prominent insurance business, managing their in-house private client adjusting team. Godbold will be responsible for ensuring that Sedgwick’s private clients continue to receive a high-quality bespoke service, tailored to meet their needs, by heading up a dedicated team of private client specialists, supported by one of the largest providers of risk, benefits and integrated business solutions in the world.


Experienced litigation solicitor Sarah Bowden has joined the global specialty insurer’s professional liability division to lead the product, also known as “After the Event” (ATE) insurance. The coverage facilitates the pursuit of litigation or arbitration by protecting claimants against the risk of having to pay opponents’ legal costs if their claims are unsuccessful. Clients benefiting from the product can range from individuals and small businesses to multinational corporations and litigation funders.

“We’re delighted to welcome Sarah to Mosaic and know her background in this sector aligns well with Mosaic’s appetite for complex specialty business requiring deep expertise,” said Anna Jay, Head of Professional Liability for Mosaic. “This class has high technical barriers to entry and strong underlying demand, so it provides the opportunity for us to demonstrate value to clients, brokers, and our syndicated trade-capital partners.”

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