Insurance Executive Moves | Q4 2023



  • Rose Marie Glazer, currently Interim General Counsel, will take on the role in a permanent capacity. She was previously Chief Human Resources Officer and will continue this mandate on an interim basis until a successor is found.

  • Roshan Navagamuwa assumes the position as Chief Information Officer, effective January 1, 2024, succeeding John Repko. Navagamuwa brings expertise from CVS Health, where he held the same position. Repko, stepping down to retire, will serve as Senior Advisor.


  • AXIS Capital announced that it has appointed Stan Galanski to the Company’s Board of Directors.

  • Following the retirement of Noreen McMullan as Chief People Officer, Lisa Pariot will become Chief People Officer on January 1, 2024.

  • AXIS Wholesale CEO Carlton Maner has also retired by end of 2023. A successor is yet to be named.

  • AXIS names Cliff Gallant Head of Investor Relations and Corporate Development. Cliff Gallant joins from Hippo Insurance and will report to AXIS Chief Financial Officer Peter Vogt.

  • John Owen has been appointed CEO of AXIS Managing Agency Limited, the managing agent arm of AXIS Capital that oversees the group's Lloyd's of London operation including Syndicate 1686.


  • Federico Spagnoli joins Chubb as Division President for Consumer Lines. Previously he was CEO Officer of Fully Ecosystem at Prudential Financial.

  • Ben McGregor has been promoted to the role of Head of Property, APAC & Japan General Insurance at Chubb. 

  • Combined Insurance, a Chubb company has appointed Michelle Bryer as Chief Operating Officer. 


  • Mark Julian takes on the role of Chief Actuary at Everest Insurance. His most recent prior role was Chief Pricing Actuary at Axis Re.

  • Patrick Hagerty assumes the role of SVP and Head of U.S. Retail Property at Everest Insurance. He most recently served Everest as Chief Underwriting Officer for U.S. Property.

  • Glen Browne becomes Global Head of Accident and Health for Everest Group. He previously served as Head of International Corporate Strategy at Everest Insurance.

Great West Life Co

  • Douglas Tkach is appointed SVP & Chief Internal Auditor for Great West Life Co. He succeeds Devla Tomlin, who became Chief Risk Officer earlier in 2023.

Hanover Insurance Group

  • Stephen Marohn assumes the role of President of Specialty Property and Casualty at The Hanover Insurance Group. He comes from CNA Insurance, where he was SVP Small Business.

The Hartford

  • Stephen Deane has been appointed as the new Chief Claims Officer at The Hartford, replacing Mary Nasenbenny, who will retire. Deane previously held the role of EVP and Chief Claims Officer at Liberty Mutual Insurance. 


  • Brian York joins Indigo, a medical professional liability insurance provider, as Chief Underwriting Officer. He most recently served Coverys, as VP of Underwriting.


  • Tina Madon has been appointed as Head of Investor Relations. She previously held the position of SVP, Head of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications at Focus Financial Partners.


  • Bob Cox, President & Chief Operating Officer of Markel, will leave his role after 5 years, prompting an organisational shift. As such, Alex Martin, currently Chief Financial Officer, will become President of Markel Specialty. Brian Costanzo, currently Chief Accounting Officer, will assume the role of Chief Financial Officer.

  • Ryan Oosterheert is named Chief Operating Officer for Markel Specialty, and Bryan Sanders, President of Markel Specialty, will transition to the role of Chairman.

  • Guenter Kryszon is appointed Chief Underwriting Officer for Markel Specialty.


  • Pat Tomlinson has been appointed as the President of Mercer. He will continue in his current roles as CEO of Marsh McLennan US and Canada and President of Mercer US and Canada in the near term. After Martine Ferland's retirement, Tomlinson will succeed her as President and CEO of Mercer and Vice Chair of Marsh McLennan. 

  • Susan Potter transitions to Marsh McLennan as US and Canada Commercial Officer from her prior role as Chief Commercial Officer at Mercer.

New York Life Co

  • New York Life has hired Don Vu as the SVP and Chief Data and Analytics Officer. Previous positions of Vu include Chief Data Officer at Northwestern Mutual, and VP roles at WeWork and Major League Baseball. 

Selective Insurance Group

  • Mark Wilcox, Chief Financial Officer of Selective Insurance Group, Inc., has resigned to become Chief Financial Officer at Ascot Group. Anthony Harnett (currently Chief Accounting Officer) will serve as Interim Chief Financial Officer until a permanent successor is appointed.

Truist Financial

  • Truist Financial welcomes Scott Stengel as the new Chief Legal Officer, succeeding Ellen M. Fitzsimmons. He was most recently General Counsel of Ally Financial.


New China Life Insurance

  • Yang Yucheng has assumed the position as Chairman of New China Life Insurance, succeeding Li Quan, who has reached retirement age.

Ping An  

  • Mr. Guo Xiaotao has been appointed as the Co-CEO of Ping An Insurance, while Ms. Tan Sin Yin has resigned from the Co-CEO position due to personal reasons.. 


  • Penny James and Steve Ferguson join QBE Group’s Board as Non-Executive Director.


  • Bob Thaker has been named CEO of Sompo International's UK Commercial P&C Insurance business.

  • David Carter transitions from Chief Underwriting Officer for P&C North America to Chief Strategic Officer, P&C North America.




  • Yves Cormier has assumed the position of Head of Investor Relations for Aegon. He joined from SCOR, where he worked in the same capacity.


  • Claire-Marie Coste-Lepoutre has been appointed as Member of the Board of Management and CFO effective January 1, 2024. Her remit spans Finance, Risk, Actuarial, Legal and Compliance.

  • Previously CRO of Allianz Group – Aylin Somersan Coqui – has assumed the position as CEO and Chairperson of the Board of Management of Allianz Trade.

  • Petros Papanikolaou has been appointed as CEO of Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE and Allianz Commercial. He succeeds Joachim Müller who is pursuing opportunities outside of Allianz. Nina Klingspor, currently CEO of Allianz Private Health succeeds Papanikolau as CEO of Central Europe for Allianz Group. Her role is succeeded by Jan Esser.

  • Alexander Protsenko, previous CEO and Chairman of the Board at Allianz Hungaria has assumed the position as Head of Group Performance and Steering.


  • Eduardo Davila has transitioned out of his role as CEO of EMEA to become a senior advisor to CEO Greg Case.

  • Jake Nichols joins AON as Senior Managing Director leading Global Reinsurance Solutions in Bermuda. Nichols reports to Dave Nicholson, head of Aon’s Global Reinsurance Clients (GRC) segment.


  • Announced in May 2023, James Hillman has joined Aviva as Chief Risk Officer. He most recently worked for Scottish Widows, where he was Chief Financial Officer.

  • Tracy Garrad joined Aviva in October 2023 as CEO of Aviva Canada. She is a member of the Group Executive Committee reporting to Aviva Group CEO, Amanda Blanc.

  • Aviva appoints Leah Ramoutar, previously Head of Climate and Nature Risk at Phoenix Group, as Environmental Sustainability Director.


  • AXA XL Insurance has announced the appointment of Julijana Sumner as Chief Claims Officer, APAC & Europe.

  • AXA XL appoints Adias Gerbaud, former Chief Operations Officer, as Chief Underwriting Officer for APAC & Europe. Her predecessor, Etienne Champion, takes on the role of P&C commercial lines Group Chief Underwriting Officer at AXA Group.

  • AXA XL has announced that Mike Gosselin has been appointed Chief Underwriting Officer, UK & Lloyd’s. Mike Gosselin will join AXA XL from Liberty in April. 


  • Giulio Terzariol will join Generali as CEO Insurance, a newly created role, responsible for all insurance business units, starting from January 2024. He joins from Allianz SE and will report to Philippe Donnet, the Group CEO of Generali.


  • Jonathan May, currently Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer for Lloyd’s Europe will become Lloyd’s Europe CEO effective January 2024.

Origen Financial Services

  • Aegon’s Chief Investment Officer Tim Orton transitions to CEO of Origen Financial Services, effective January 2024, succeeding retiring CEO Rob Waller, who will become a non-executive director.

Willis Towers Watson 

  • Rob Powell has been appointed as the Global Chief Claims Officer at Willis Towers Watson bringing his experience from serving as the Global Chief Claims Officer at Marsh McLennan.


  • Zurich appoints Claudia Cordioli as Group Chief Financial Officer effective March 2024, succeeding George Quinn who has served as Group Chief Financial Officer and has decided to step down after 10 years. Claudia Cordioli joins from Swiss Re.




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