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Insurance moves: Ex-CNA exec joins AIG board; Barbican promotes 3 at syndicate

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

Winged Keel Group, an independent life insurance brokerage, promoted Brian Gartner to managing director and head of San Francisco, effective Jan. 14.


The American International Group Inc. board elected Thomas Motamed as a director, effective Jan. 15. He retired as chairman and CEO of CNA Financial Corp. in 2016.

Motamed will be included in AIG's slate of nominees for election to the board at the 2019 annual meeting of shareholders.

Property and casualty

Jonathan Conway was named head of construction and engineering reinsurance at Aon PLC's ReSpecialty division, The Insurance Insider reported. He was previously an executive director at Willis Re.


Jonathan Oppenheim was appointed regional construction leader in Willis Towers Watson PLC's Southeast region, part of the company's North American construction business. He joined from JLT Specialty USA, where he most recently was partner in its construction risk partners business.

Additionally, Willis Re named John Philipsz deputy CEO of its Australia operations, Insurance Business Australia reported.

Willis Re is the reinsurance arm of Willis Towers Watson.


Nelson Kefauver was hired as president of the management liability business unit of OneBeacon Insurance Group, the Insurance Journal reported. He previously was chief underwriting officer at Great American Insurance Group's executive liability practice.

Intact Financial Corp. is the parent company of OneBeacon Insurance Group.


Katherine Evans was appointed president of regulatory and government affairs for CSAA Insurance Group, the Insurance Journal reported. She has served as senior counsel in the company's regulatory group since 2014.


Barbican Group Holdings Ltd.'s Barbican Insurance Group announced three promotions at Lloyd's of London Syndicate 1955, effective Jan. 15.

David Slade was named deputy active underwriter, Ondine Bourrut Lacouture was promoted to the new role of head of insurance and Simon Saunders was tapped as head of reinsurance.


Marcus Nagel was appointed as a nonexecutive director of Tower Ltd., effective Jan. 14.