HDI Global SE has hired Claire McDonald as managing director of its U.K. and Ireland operations.
She will assume the role on March 18, coming over from Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE, where she was global head of operations. McDonald has worked for more than 31 years within Allianz Group
Alan Waters was appointed as interim U.K. and Ireland managing director, effective immediately. He has worked for HDI Global as director of corporate risks for more than eight years.
The appointments come after former U.K. and Ireland Managing Director Richard Taylor was named to the executive board and as chief marketing officer and U.K. managing director of recently formed HDI Global Specialty SE. The new company was formed from the merging of the specialty lines activities of Hannover Re and HDI Global. HDI Global Specialty commenced trading on Jan. 1.