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XL Catlin names global programme and captive regional director for Asia

XL Catlin has appointed Shiwei Jin to the position of global programme and captive regional director for Asia.


In this role, Jin will drive the global programme and captive business and aim to develop strong relationships with XL Catlin’s broker partners and clients across Asia. She will take on this role while continuing her position as a member of the global programme centre of excellence team.


Jin has over ten years of experience in the insurance industry, and joined XL Catlin in 2007 as a regional research manager for Asia. She moved to London in 2013 to join the global programme team, where she held roles of increasing responsibility.


Standard syndicate appoints Derrick as cargo class underwriter

Standard Syndicate has named Nick Derrick, who is chairman of the International Union of Marine Insurance cargo committee, as cargo class underwriter.


Mr Derrick is a former chairman of the London Market Association’s joint cargo committee.


He joins Standard syndicate from Travelers Insurance, where he had been senior marine cargo underwriter on Syndicate 5000 for more than five years. Previously he had worked at Chubb for 15 years, ending as international cargo manager.


Chubb appoints head to manage multinational captive programmes

Property/casualty insurer Chubb has appointed Barry Beard as head of global service and complex multinational UK & Ireland.


Based in London, Mr Beard will be managing Chubb’s multinational network and services for the UK and Ireland, and will be responsible for helping clients deal with complex multinational captive programmes. He will report to Suresh Krishnan, head of global accounts division Chubb Europe.


Mr Beard has over 20 years of experience in insurance, and is moving from his current role as head of credit management for Chubb’s European, Eurasia and Africa, and Asia Pacific divisions.


LSM appoints Beard as senior war & terrorism underwriter

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM) has hired Jennie Beard as senior underwriter of war and terrorism.


Ms Beard will report to war and terrorism underwriting manager Paul Beattie and will be based in London. Ms Beard joins the carrier from Sompo Canopius, where she was co-head of its London-based terrorism team, writing a diverse global account including major corporate clients.


AFL appoints Gordon in surety and trade credit push

AFL Insurance Brokers has appointed Nathalie Gordon as director of surety as it looks to expand its surety and trade credit capabilities.


In her new role based in Munich and London, Ms Gordon will be responsible for working with AFL’s global broking and managing general agent clients to develop AFL’s surety practice.


Ms Gordon joins from Munich Re where she most recently served as a credit and bond underwriter, responsible for overseeing a Latin American portfolio of surety, credit and political risk. Prior to Munich Re, she worked at Atradius Re in Ireland and Coface in Spain.


She also lectures in surety at the Pan-American Surety Association.