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Insurance moves: Unum Group EVP of people, comms; Victor capital markets head

S&P Global Market Intelligence presents a daily roundup of management and board changes in the insurance industry. This feature excludes C-level leadership changes and stories previously covered by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

Life and health

Unum Group appointed Elizabeth Ahmed executive vice president of people and communications, effective Oct. 29. She was previously chief human resources officer at AmTrust Financial Services Inc.

Property and casualty

The head of specialty at Lloyd's Syndicate - 457 (Munich Re Syndicate Ltd.), Jonathan Thomas, will leave at the end of 2018, The Insurance Insider reported.


AssuredPartners Inc. announced the appointment of Jon Downey as president for AssuredPartners Aerospace LLC. He previously was head of U.S. aviation for Allianz Group.


Zurich North America appointed Valerie Butt head of casualty for commercial insurance in Chicago, replacing Brandon Fick, who was named chief underwriting officer, the Insurance Journal reported.

Most recently, Butt was global head of customer, distribution and market management for commercial insurance at the company.


Italy's ArgoGlobal Assicurazioni SpA appointed Marcello Lombardini distribution and business development director, Reinsurance News reported. He previously was senior insurance consultant at Banca IFIS SpA.


U.K.-based RFIB Group Ltd. appointed Simon McCrum managing director for Asia Pacific at RFIB (Singapore) Pte Ltd., replacing Chris Bracegirdle, effective Oct. 15.

Previously, McCrum worked at Willis Towers Watson PLC as president director of Indonesia. His appointment is subject to the appropriate regulatory and ministry approvals.


Victor Insurance Holdings appointed Eric Solash global head of capital markets. He previously was managing director and head of alternative funding at General Electric Co.

Victor Insurance Holdings was previously known as Schinnerer Group Inc.


IAG New Zealand Ltd. appointed Barbara Chapman an independent nonexecutive director, effective Nov. 1. She is also a review panel member for the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.