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Lloyd’s Appoints U.S. Head of Claims
Lloyd’s announced the appointment of Carey Bond as U.S. head of claims. Bond assumed this newly created role as part of the Future at Lloyd’s strategy.
He will collaborate with London brokers and underwriters on the design and delivery of claim solutions for policyholders in Lloyd’s largest market.
In his new role, Bond will report to Hank Watkins, regional director & president of Lloyd’s, Americas, and Phil Godwin, Lloyd’s head of claims in London.
“Carey will play an integral part in improving Lloyd’s claims processing in the U.S., and we’re thrilled to welcome him to the team,” Watkins said.
“Claims is a key pillar of the Future at Lloyd’s, and his experience in various transformation programs, including claims management and process improvement, will help us achieve our goals.”
Bond brings more than two decades of claims management experience, with a strong background in improving operational efficiencies at several insurance companies.
“It is an exciting time to join Lloyd’s, and I look forward to advancing the Future at Lloyd’s strategy by strengthening and accelerating our claims processing in the U.S. to improve customer outcomes and speed up payments,” Bond said.
RT Specialty Promotes Senior Account Manager
Amy Coddington has been promoted to senior account manager within RT Specialty’s Environmental and Construction Professional Practice.
She joined the firm in 2019 and has successfully assisted in the ongoing new business, marketing, sales and coverage assessment activities of the company’s senior management.
“Amy’s dedication to perfection and satisfying client needs has won the respect and trust of both our staff and customers nationwide,” said David Slaugenhoup, vice president, RT Specialty Environmental and Construction Professional Practice.
“This is in addition to greatly advancing her knowledge of the field as well as her understanding of the niche and unique needs of our many broker and agent partners.”
Coddington served as a commercial insurance account manager at the Tyrol Insurance Agency before joining RT Specialty. She holds a Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS) designation.
Two Underwriters Join Crum & Forster Team
Safeer Mohammed and Ross Perkins, two seasoned underwriters, have joined the Crum & Forster eRisk team in the greater Atlanta area. The pair will be underwriting cyber/technology E&O, as well as other E&O products.
Mohammed comes to Crum & Forster from Beazley, where he focused on specialty lines technology and privacy underwriting.
Perkins comes from marsh, where he was a member of the financial and professional liability team.
“Ross and Safeer are important additions not only for their underwriting expertise but for the added value they bring to our team for their abilities to solve customer needs and deliver a superior customer experience,” said Nick Economidis, vice president of the eRisk team.
“The expansion of our physical presence in the Atlanta market adds one more chapter to our exciting growth story in the Southeast region, and we are happy that they are a part of it.”
Crum & Forster is a leading national property and casualty insurer, providing specialty insurance products through its admitted and surplus lines insurance companies.
Markel Announces New Chief Risk Officer
Julia Chu has been appointed to the role of chief risk officer at Markel Corporation where she will be responsible for Markel’s enterprise risk management, capital planning and ceded reinsurance placements.
“This appointment reflects the contributions Julia has made to our enterprise risk management framework,” said Jeremy Noble, chief financial officer, Markel.
“She has played a key role in further developing and implementing Markel’s ceded reinsurance strategy and has been instrumental in positioning our reinsurance placements and partnering with executive leadership to build and protect Markel’s capital,” he said.
“As our new chief risk officer, Julia will lead Markel’s end-to-end global approach to enterprise risk management, particularly with regards to our insurance-related business strategies and improving risk adjusted returns.”
Chu will report to Noble.
National Sales Manager Joins at Covenir
Recently, Robert Guarino has assumed the role of national sales manager for Covenir, an insurance business process outsourcing firm.
In this role, Guarino will develop relationships and service agreements with insurers and MGAs striving to scale their businesses without adding internal infrastructure.
Guarino was chosen for this role based on his long track record of success with insurance and technology companies. He brings nearly 20 years of experience to the position.
“Rob understands the industry and the challenges insurers face,” said David Squibb, Covenir’s president and general manager. “We feel quite confident that he will be a collaborative resource for our clients and can help take our company to the next level.” &