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Aon Appoints WTW’s Kennedy as Head of UK Industrial Client Sector; Alesco’s Miller Taps Hardcastle for DA; Mt. Logan Re hires McBride for Biz Dev, Graham as CUO

This edition of International People Moves details appointments at Aon, Miller and Mt. Logan Re.

A summary of these new recruits follows here.

Aon names WTW’s Kennedy as UK Customer Industry Sector Leader

Insurance broker Aon plc named david kennedy as the leader in customer industry sectors for the UK. He will join the firm on April 11, 2022 and report to Jane KieltyBritish commercial director.

david kennedy

Kennedy brings more than 20 years of experience in enterprise risk management, insurance brokerage and general advisory services, coming from WTW where he was responsible for the healthcare industry practice and social care in the UK. Prior to joining WTW, he held various senior roles at Marsh and EY in the UK and Asia, supporting clients in various industries and driving organic and inorganic growth through thought leadership and innovation.

“David has a solid reputation in the industry for delivering client value across a wide range of services and driving significant growth throughout his career. We are pleased to welcome him to the team as we continue to focus on deepening relationships with customers and evolving our offerings to meet their emerging needs,” Kielty said.


Miller appoints Alesco Hardcastle as Delegated Authority Manager

Millerthe first independent broker specializing in re/insurance, announced the appointment of Chris Hardcastle as Head of Delegated Authorities, a newly created function. Hardcastle took office on April 4, 2022 and reports to Tim Norman, Executive Committee Member and Head of Delegated Authority and Professional Risk.

Chris Hardcastle

With nearly 30 years of experience in the delegated authorities field, Hardcastle joined Alesco Risk Management, where he served as managing director of delegated authorities for 10 years. Previously he was managing director of Delegated Authority at Capsicum, now Gallagher Re. Hardcastle has also held positions at Tysers and Aon during his career.

“Chris has extensive experience in developing teams in this industry and as we continue to build our popular delegation of authority offering, his deep technical expertise across multiple product lines and geographies will also ensure that our proposal can evolve and innovate to meet the changing needs of our customers,” commented Norman.


Mt. Logan Re hires McBride to lead Mktg. and Biz Development, Graham as CUO

Greg McBride

Mount Logan Re Ltd., the third-party equity unit of Everest Re Group Ltd., announced the appointment of Greg McBride to the newly created position of Global Head of Marketing and Business Development, and Clint Graham to the role of Chief Underwriting Officer.

The company also announced the retirement of david merlanwho joined Mt. Logan in 2013 and has been instrumental in its evolution as chief underwriting officer, member of the board of directors and past president of the company.

As Global Head of Marketing and Business Development, Greg McBride will be responsible for expanding Mt. Logan’s investor base with asset managers, pension plans, sovereign wealth funds and endowments around the world. Prior to joining Mt. Logan, McBride held executive positions at Markel Corp. and JLT Re, where he led insurance-related securities and global and domestic reinsurance programs. McBride earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Accounting, as well as a Master of Business Administration in Finance, from Villanova University.

Clint Graham

The company has also appointed Clint Graham as Chief Underwriting Officer, following the announced retirement of David Whiting. In his role, Graham will be responsible for managing risk sharing between Everest’s reinsurance business and Mt. Logan’s investors. Graham joined Mt. Logan in the spring of 2021 as Head of Property Underwriting and Analytics. Prior to Everest, he held various underwriting, catastrophe modeling and brokerage roles with global re/insurance and asset management organizations including Willis Re, Arch Re and Nephila Capital.

“I am also delighted to appoint Clint Graham as Chief Underwriting Officer, subject to government and regulatory approvals. Clint brings extensive experience in the areas of catastrophe reinsurance and capital market convergence,” said Modin said.

About Mt. Logan Re Ltd.

Mt. Logan is a Bermuda-registered secured insurer that offers alternative financial markets the opportunity to gain exposure to a diverse pool of reinsurance risk through secured reinsurance products. Mt. Logan has been in business since 2013 and has approximately $900 million in assets under management as of December 31, 2021.

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