This edition of International People Moves details arrangements at Amwins Global Risks, Markel Bermuda and BMS Re.
An overview of these new employees follows here.
Amwins Global Risks promotes Cody to general manager
Amwin’s Global Risksthe international arm of global specialist insurance broker Amwins and one of London’s largest independent wholesale brokers, announces the appointment of Mark Cody as Managing Director, effective January 1, 2023.
In his new role, Cody will lead the team’s sales support activities, focus on strategic acquisition, improve customer and carrier relationships, and identify and capitalize on product capability gaps.
Cody most recently led the construction, treaty, property and binding authority teams for Amwins Global Risks and joined Amwins through the acquisition of THB Group Ltd. in 2012.
With more than 500 employees in 150 countries, Amwins Global Risks serves customers and markets in North America, the UK and the rest of the world, while maintaining its position as a top 10 contributor to Lloyd’s.
“Mark has been a tremendous leader for Amwins Global Risks, leading the growth of our largest division to become an industry leader for the past 25 years,” said Nate Mathis, chief executive officer of Amwins Global Risks. “Mark is a highly respected figure in the marketplace with a wealth of strong relationships with our key trading partners. He will continue to be a valuable asset as his role expands to championing and supporting a culture of excellence, collaboration and transparency within our sales and brokerage teams.”
Markel Bermuda appoints Cardoso head of office
Highlight announced that Jessica Cardoso has been appointed Head of Office for Markel Bermuda Ltd. in addition to her current role as senior director, head of Bermuda Errors and Omissions.
As head of the office, Cardoso will continue to help grow Markel’s presence in Bermuda and will be responsible for supporting Bermuda’s business and overall strategy.
Cardoso has nearly 20 years of experience in underwriting errors and omissions, cyber, labor practices and wages and hours liability, on both principal and deductible basis. Cardoso’s experience includes underwriting commercial entities and professional firms with both US and international exposures. In 2008 she obtained her Professional Liability Insurance Register (RPLU).
Cardoso is based in Markel’s Bermuda office.
BMS Re appoints QBE Re’s Larson as co-head of Casualty Broking
GBS Rethe London-based specialist reinsurance broker, announced the appointment of Christopher Larson as general manager, with immediate effect as co-head of claims handling.
Larson is based in New York and will report to Sean Ryan, deputy general manager, and contribute immediately to further building BMS Re’s North American casualty and treaty capabilities. In addition, Larson will have oversight responsibilities for the branches.
Larson joins BMS from QBE Re, where he spent 24 years and most recently served as Head of Global Casualty, Senior Vice President. In this position, Larson led the New York office, which had a book value of approximately $500 million, including accidents, property and health. Larson was integral to the development of QBE’s North American business, particularly their treaty and casualty reinsurance offerings and primary insurance capabilities. Prior to QBE Re, Larson worked as an underwriter at AIG.
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