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Travelers Appoints Two to Its Renewable Energy Team
The Travelers Companies, Inc. announced it has made two key appointments to its Lloyd’s Syndicate 5000 Renewable Energy team: Jonny Allen has joined as senior underwriter and head of offshore renewables, and Charlie Richardson has been appointed senior underwriter and head of onshore renewables.
Allen began his underwriting career as an onshore renewables specialist in the London insurance market following a short engineering career in upstream energy. In 2013, he moved to GCube Underwriting to support the offshore renewables portfolio, becoming head of offshore wind in 2015. Allen will be responsible for the Travelers offshore wind book of business in the company’s syndicate at Lloyd’s. He also chairs the European Wind Turbine Committee and represents the syndicate at a number of renewable market groups.
Richardson has more than 18 years of experience in the insurance industry. Most recently, he led the wind and solar underwriting book at GCube Underwriting. There, he also helped develop the firm’s emerging market operations. In his role with the Travelers syndicate at Lloyd’s, Richardson will focus on the onshore renewable energy segment, including the onshore wind and solar power industries.
Tandis Nili Joins Frenkel & Company in Its New York Office
EPIC Company announced that risk management and insurance professional Tandis Nili joined the firm’s operations in New York as senior vice president and leader of the Global Services Division. Nili is based in Frenkel’s New York, NY office at 350 Hudson Street and reports to John F. Kelly, president and CEO of Frenkel & Company.
In her new role, Nili is responsible for leading the integration of EPIC and Frenkel capabilities and resources related to designing, implementing and managing global risk management strategies and solutions for large clients with international footprints.
Prior to joining Frenkel, Nili served as a director of the small & medium enterprises (SME) division at Aon, and earlier as vice president in the National Casualty Brokerage Group, working on complex liability programs for various high profile clients worldwide. Nili also served as a member of Aon’s Casualty Coverage Consultation, Advocacy and Claims Resolution Practice, advocating for clients in general and products liability as well as umbrella and excess liability program and coverage disputes.
Recognized twice as a Risk & Insurance® Power Broker, Nili has counseled numerous clients on liability coverage and business and regulatory issues, as well as assisting them in choosing and implementing appropriate risk management strategies.
Iain Whittingham to Work with Willis Towers Watson in London
Willis Towers Watson has expanded its analytics and digital transformation team with the appointment of Iain Whittingham as a senior director in the company’s Insurance Consulting and Technology business. Based on Lime Street, London, Iain will support the continued growth of Willis Towers Watson’s Insurance Consulting and Technology business.
Iain has 25 years of senior consulting, insurance and industry line management experience, specializing in advanced analytics, digital transformation, business information, operating model design and cost optimization programs. He joins Willis Towers Watson having held senior roles within the insurance and consulting sectors.
“The accelerating pace of technological change in the insurance sector presents a significant opportunity to improve risk selection, optimize distribution, automate non-value adding processes and reduce operational costs,” said Stephen Jones, lead for UK P&C pricing, claims, product and underwriting at Willis Towers Watson. “Iain’s experience will add to our bench strength and commitment to unlocking value for our clients through continued investment in our technology platforms and the consulting support required to optimize return on investment.”
Bonita Rogers Heading to All Risks Ltd. and Will Work in Its Houston Office
All Risks, Ltd., is adding Bonita Rogers to the Houston, TX office. Bonita specializes in upstream, midstream and downstream energy risks – both onshore and offshore for contractors, operators/non-operators, consultants, manufacturers, distributors and oilfield trucking businesses. Lines of coverage include general liability, commercial auto, workers’ compensation, pollution, umbrella, professional, marine liability and control of well.
Bonita has 28 years of experience in the insurance industry, in both the retail and wholesale sectors.
Her previous brokerage production experience includes employment at Southwest Risk, LP and CRC Insurance Services, Inc. She also holds the following industry designations, CIC and CRM and is a member of The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research.
“We are thrilled to welcome Bonita to All Risks. Her extensive background in excess and surplus lines coverage for the construction, energy, environmental and manufacturing industries is a great addition to our Houston team,” stated Glenn Hargrove, managing director.
Texas Broker Jeff Langley Moving to Alliant’s Houston Office
Houston-based Jeff Langley is being tapped to further expand Alliant’s reach and capabilities both in the Lone Star State and the greater Southwest region.
“Texas continues to be a center of growth for Alliant, and Jeff’s arrival will add additional breadth and strength to our growing team,” said Bob Bennetsen, executive vice president and senior managing director with Alliant.
“His strong client relationships, strong technical ability and deep understanding of the economic variables driving the region will play an essential role in our continued expansion.”
Langley joins Alliant with a background advising large-to-midsized property and casualty clients across a broad array of industries.
Prior to joining Alliant, Langley was a senior adviser at a large, Texas-based insurance brokerage firm, where he engaged in risk management and insurance placements for clients with regional, national and international operations. Langley attended the University of Oklahoma and spent a significant portion of his insurance career in the state.
Christopher Lowell Will Lead The Hartford’s Small Business Innovation Lab
The Hartford announced it has appointed Christopher Lowell to lead its Small Business Innovation Lab, reporting to Stephanie Bush, head of small commercial and personal lines.
“The lab is part of the company’s ongoing focus on driving innovation and growth across the company through the use of data, digital technology and Insurtech partnerships to ensure we remain relevant and competitive in a rapidly changing marketplace,” said John Wilcox, head of strategy and ventures at The Hartford.
Bush added, “Focusing on the customer is more important than ever as technology continues to evolve, new digital capabilities are introduced and customer expectations grow. I am pleased to welcome Christopher to The Hartford. His broad experience and knowledge about emerging trends in the insurance industry will be instrumental as we look for new ways to support small business owners.”
Lowell will oversee the innovation lab, which is located in the financial district in New York City, and will be focused on designing and testing new products and business models to meet the changing needs of The Hartford’s small business customers.
“With a relentless focus on customers, we will continue to bring personalization, advanced technology and new business models to the risk management world – allowing small business owners to focus on what they do best, delivering value for their clients and customers,” Lowell said. &