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Verisk appoints President of Specialty Business, Marsh appoints US Chemicals Practice Leader and Markel International expands Renewable Energy team.

Verisk Appoints New President of Specialty Business Solutions

Tim Rayner, President, Specialty Business Solutions Group, Verisk

Verisk has named Tim Rayner president of the company’s Specialty Business Solutions group (formerly known as Sequel).

A veteran of the insurance industry for more than 20 years, Rayner joined Verisk in February 2018, after holding several leadership roles of increasing responsibility at Miller Insurance Services.

“Those of us who work closely with Tim have been impressed with his customer focus, strong leadership and vision for the future of insurance,” said Mark Anquillare, president and director of the operation of Verisk. “Verisk Specialty Business Solutions has a coveted position in the market, and Tim is the right leader to accelerate the company’s momentum,”

Rayner most recently served as Director of Experience for Verisk Specialty Business Solutions. He played an active role in the acquisition and integration of the Whitespace and Ignite businesses, according to a press release.

Marsh appoints U.S. chemical practice chief

Steve Horstkamp, ​​U.S. Chemical Practice Leader, Marsh

Marsh has appointed Stephen Horstkamp as head of US chemical practice. Based in Boston, Horstkamp is now responsible for leading more than 100 specialists in providing risk solutions to chemical companies across the United States, according to a press release.

Horstkamp brings 25 years of chemical industry work experience to this position, having served as a process and operations safety engineer for a major chemical manufacturer and chemical insurance underwriter before joining the Marsh’s chemical practice in 2019 as vice president.

“The U.S. chemical industry is undergoing unprecedented change in response to an evolving risk landscape, which in turn is creating a host of new challenges and opportunities for chemical companies,” said David Carlson, chief manufacturing and automotive at Marsh in the United States.

“Steve’s deep industry knowledge and experience makes him the ideal person to lead this team as we develop the solutions our clients need to navigate this new world of risk and build resilience.”

Xceedance recruits new experts to support the European insurance market

Isabelle Clausner, Vice President, Account Manager for Southern Europe, Xceedance

Xceedance has appointed Isabelle Clausner and Tracy Harrington Cloud to develop and manage the company’s interactions with insurers in the European region.

Isabelle Clausner joins Xceedance as Vice President, Account Manager for Southern Europe and is based in Paris. Most recently, she served as Head of Client and Broker Engagement for AIG Europe. Previously, she held senior positions at Generali Global Corporate & Commercial (GC&C), Zurich Insurance and Deutsche Post DHL Group.

Tracy Harrington Cloud joins Xceedance as Vice President of Business Development, based in London. She brings over 30 years of industry experience, including that of Head of International Distribution at AXIS Europe SE, where she was responsible for both strategy and business development in the international broker market.

Harrington Cloud was previously at Marsh, where she co-founded the UK insurance advisory group.

“I am delighted to welcome Isabelle and Tracy – two highly skilled insurance professionals – to the Xceedance team in Europe,” said Justin Davies, Xceedance Senior Vice President and Head of EMEA.

“I am confident that Isabelle and Tracy’s deep insurance industry expertise and relationship building skills will help us in our core mission of meeting the diverse operational requirements of European insurers.”

Markel International expands its renewable energy team with two key offshore wind appointments

Cliff Blayney, Senior Underwriter, Renewable Energy, Markel International

Markel International, a subsidiary of Markel Corporation, has appointed Matthew Rowland and Clifford Blayney as lead underwriters for their renewable energy team, where they will specialize in offshore wind. Both Blayney and Rowland will be based at Markel’s London office.

Rowland brings 15 years of experience in offshore wind, including underwriting, brokerage and most recently as a senior risk and insurance specialist at a major offshore wind developer.

Blayney brings more than 10 years of upstream energy experience to his new role. He started at Markel International eight years ago, where his most recent position was Senior Underwriter for Upstream and Midstream Energy.

“Our global renewables team has grown significantly over the past two years, but these latest appointments, which combine specific offshore wind experience with traditional oil and gas experience, are a fantastic win for us,” said Tom Baker, Head of Renewable Energy. for Markel International.

“With Matt and Cliff’s diverse experience and expertise, we have everything we need to continue to grow our footprint and become a leading insurer in the global offshore wind market,” he said. -he adds.

Risk Strategies Names Director of Human Resources

Risk Strategies has tapped Amanda Mullan to join the organization as Director of Human Resources. Mullan will oversee the company’s human resources function, including talent acquisition and development, human resources benefits and operations, employee relations and overall employee engagement across the company. ‘company.

Mullan has more than 20 years of experience leading and transforming human capital initiatives, according to a press release. Most recently, she was senior vice president and chief human resources officer at New Jersey Resources (NJR).

Prior to NJR, Mullan was director and senior vice president of human resources in North America for Willis Group Holdings. She has also held senior human resources positions at Dun & Bradstreet, Realogy Title Group and Prudential.

“I am very pleased to welcome Amanda to the Risk Strategies family,” said Risk Strategies CEO John Mina.

“Our employees are our greatest asset. Amanda and the HR team will be instrumental in ensuring that our people-centric culture continues to be a key differentiator for the business and that the work experience for associates is the best in the industry. » &

Raquel Moreno is a writer at Risk & Insurance. She can be reached at [email protected]

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