The latest senior appointments and job moves news for you;
Canopius, a leading global specialty (re)insurer, has appointed Lucy Bennett as Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). She takes up her role with immediate effect and will report to Ceri Royal, Head of HR, Business Partnering and Organisational Development.
In her new role, Lucy will be responsible for elevating Canopius’ EDI programme as the business works towards the goals set out in its EDI action plan. Lucy will also manage Canopius’ relationships with a growing panel of members’ bodies and charities which represent and support different societal groups, including the Business Disability Forum, broadening the specialist network of advisors which help to shape Canopius’ continued progression in the EDI space.
Nick Gavin-Powell has been appointed to lead a new Private Client team at Price Forbes. Nick will lead a team of experts that will develop products and solutions for international clients looking to protect high-value personal assets – from fine art, diamonds and jewellery to cars and homes.
He most recently co-founded Miller’s Private Client business, and prior to that was Head of Private Clients for Aon. Before that he was divisional director at RKH/Howden, co-founding the Howden Private Office business for ultra-high-net worth individuals and families. The role reports into Jonathan Clark, CEO of Fine Art, Jewellery & Specie at Price Forbes.
Convex Group Limited (“Convex”), the international specialty insurer and reinsurer, announces that Paul Simons (ABOVE) will become Bermuda Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) and Christophe Chandler will become Group Deputy Chief Underwriting Officer Reinsurance, effective 1st January 2024, subject to regulatory approval. Simons will continue to be based in Bermuda and Chandler in London both reporting to Matt Paskin, Group Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) Reinsurance and Chairman of the reinsurance executive committee (RExCo).
Convex RExCo will be made up of the following:
- Matt Paskin, Group CUO Reinsurance – Chairman
- Paul Simons, Bermuda CEO
- Christophe Chandler, Group Deputy CUO Reinsurance
- Roy Foster, UK CUO Reinsurance
- Richard Slater, Bermuda CUO Reinsurance
Simons joined Convex in December 2022 as Deputy CEO of Bermuda, bringing his outstanding reputation and more than 25 years of experience in the Bermudian reinsurance market. Chandler joined Convex in 2019 leading reinsurance specialty; Chandler has a wealth of experience in Property and Speciality in the London, Bermuda and European markets.
Paskin said: “Convex places stability at the forefront of our client offering. We are delighted for Paul and Christophe and I look forward to working with them both as well as Roy and Rich, and the rest of our excellent reinsurance team.”
Logpoint is announcing the appointment of Michael Haldbo as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Reporting to Logpoint CEO Jesper Zerlang, Haldbo will be responsible for taking the company successfully through the next step of the Logpoint journey to become a European cybersecurity powerhouse.
“We’re excited that Michael is joining the Logpoint team as we grow beyond scaleup and into an established cybersecurity company. Michael has extensive experience in taking leadership over transformation projects and M&A,” says Jesper Zerlang. “With our recent acquisition by Summa Equity, we have proven that Logpoint has the capabilities and critical mass to take us to the next level, and as we mature the business model, he is an evident choice to support and protect the business financially.”
Sompo International, a leading global provider of commercial and consumer property and casualty (re)insurance, announced the appointment of Carlos Ortega as Head of Casualty Insurance, Iberia. He will be based in Madrid and report to Jamie Cañellas, Country Manager, Insurance, Iberia.
Mr. Cañellas said: “Carlos joins our growing Iberian insurance team at a very exciting time. Having served as both a broker and international casualty underwriter, Carlos brings a depth of knowledge and perspective to this role as we further build relationships, extend our offering, and grow our book of business.”
Mr. Ortega joins Sompo International from QBE European Operations where he was an Underwriter, International Casualty. He has also held roles with Marsh McLennan and JLT Specialty in London, managing LatAm and Caribbean business portfolios.