On The Move

On the move

New appointments in the global travel and health insurance industry.

30 October 2012

Ron HemelrijkTravel insurer and assistance provider Travel Guard Worldwide Inc., a Chartis company, has announced the appointment of Ron Hemelrijk (pictured) to the post of vice-president and regional business development executive for the company’s operations in Europe.

30 October 2012

Matthew WilsonThe Travelers Companies, Inc., a provider of property liability insurance, has announced that Matthew Wilson (pictured) has joined the company as its new chief operating offi cer (COO) in Europe.

29 October 2012

Frederik BisbjergDanish assistance company SOS International has appointed Frederik Bisbjerg as the new senior vicepresident of its travel division, which is responsible for over 80 per cent of the group’s total revenue.

10 October 2012

Delphine MaidouAllianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has signalled its intention to establish a significant local presence in Sub-Saharan Africa with the appointment of Delphine Maidou as chief executive officer (CEO) of its regional subsidiary, AGCS of Africa Pty Ltd.

10 October 2012

Michael KernerGeneral Insurance, one of the three core business segments of Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich), has appointed Michael Kerner as its new chief executive officer (CEO) and member of the Group Executive Committee (GEC).

10 October 2012

Amy JacquesMondial Assistance UK, the UK arm of Allianz Global Assistance, is expanding and strengthening its travel sales team by recruiting two new business development executives, Amy Jacques – formerly corporate relations manager at Barclays Bank – and Melissa Crozier – previously a business development manager at HMC Global.

13 February 2012

Tom HudsonIn the wake of the recent acquisition of FrontierMEDEX by UnitedHealthcare International (UHI), Bruce Kirby, MEDEX’s president since 2000, and Tom Hudson (pictured), long-time general counsel, have left the company.

20 September 2011

Andy HomerThe British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) has announced that Andy Homer will become chairman of the trade association in January 2012.

14 September 2011

Andy LeeAndrew Lee has been appointed as director of air ambulance services for Synergy Air Ambulance.

12 September 2011

Greg LawsonCollinson Insurance Group has announced the appointment of Greg Lawson as head of retail. Greg’s appointment was made as part of the group’s long-term growth strategy and is another step forward in developing Collinson Insurance Group’s retail offering – including its travel insurance brands Columbus Direct, Club Direct and Preferential Direct.

24 May 2010

Chris HarrisonCombined Insurance has announced that Chris Harrison has been appointed as executive vice president and general manager for Europe, assuming overall leadership responsibility for the company’s European business – both sales and operations.