Tuesday, March 28, 2023


Zurich appoints Esme Gould as new UK head of captives

Esme Gould will be Zurich UK’s new head of captives, effective from 1 April, leading a team of six captive underwriters to develop and grow new and existing captive programmes. Gould’s appointment follows Emma Sansom’s move into Zurich’s group head of captives position at the start of the year.

Holahan and Roehl join BakerHostetler from MMM

Experienced captive lawyers Joe Holahan and Tony Roehl have joined BakerHostetler from Morris Manning & Martin. Holahan and Roehl are joined by fellow partner Lori Bibb, four associates, a counsel, a paralegal and a legal assistant.

Adele Gale appointed GIIA chair

Adele Gale, director and group head of ILS at Robus Risk Services, has been appointed the new chair of the Guernsey International Insurance Association (GIIA).

Aurélien Schwachtgen to join Aon

Aurélien Schwachtgen will join Aon Global Risk Consulting in April as director of client solutions, boosting the broker and captive manager’s presence in the French market and across the region.

LaDelfa joins Xchange Benefits to lead new captive unit

Managing general agent Xchange Benefits, owned by Ambac Financial Group, has appointed New Jersey-based Christopher LaDelfa as senior vice president and head of its captive solutions unit.

Doug Butler joins Womble Bond Dickinson as partner

Atlanta-based Doug Butler, formerly of Moore Ingram Johnson & Steele, LLP, has joined Womble Bond Dickinson as partner in the firm’s corporate and securities group. Butler will provide outside counsel...

Lockton’s Mark Morris strengthens SRS’ advisory offering

Strategic Risk Solutions (SRS) has appointed Mark Morris as a managing director within the SRS advisers group. He joins SRS from Lockton Companies, where he spent more than 20 years working with clients to structure programs on the most efficient economic basis, considering tax, cash flow, collateral, and accounting considerations.

MAXIS appoints Lorraine Fernandes chief legal officer

MAXIS Global Benefits Network (MAXIS GBN), the international employee benefits joint venture between MetLife and AXA, has appointed Lorraine Fernandes as chief legal officer.

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GCP #81: Zurich’s Emma Sansom and Megan Ogden of EIS Insurance Services

Richard is joined by guest co-host Emma Sansom, group head of captives at Zurich, who discusses her priorities in the new role, their view on D&O in captives and Zurich is supporting more cyber captive programmes.

GCP Short: Hylant’s European captive strategy

In a 15 minute discussion, Richard is joined by Anne Marie Towle, CEO of Global Captive Solutions at Hylant, and Alexandra Gedge, Senior Captive Consultant, to discuss their view and strategy for expansion into the European market.

GCP Live @ CICA 2023

This GCP Live episode was recorded in front of a live audience as the closing session of the CICA International Conference in Palm Springs, California on Tuesday, 7 March.