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Key Senior Hiring Trends Within Global Insurance, June 2022

Welcome to our insurance senior hires trends update, featuring interactive charts and a deeper dive into selected hires and internal moves over the last month.

All our insurance sector hiring data covers senior level appointments, moves and promotions, sourced from TALNT, Sheffield Haworth’s proprietary AI-driven platform for tracking executive moves, which gathers and analyses data from 300+ reputable public sources around the globe.

Of the 156 senior global insurance moves tracked over the last month – a record high for the last 18 months – the ones that received the most interest from our subscribers on TALNT were:

  • Grace Campbell, who has been promoted to global broker and customer director at RSA. Campbell has been at RSA since 2017, where she was most recently working as senior strategic account director. She has over 20 years’ experience in the industry, including time spent at Aviva.
  • Ann Haugh, who has been appointed the new CEO of AXIS Re. Haugh replaces previous CEO Steve Arora as part of the firm’s multi-year plan to shift focus towards becoming a specialist reinsurer with a commitment to casualty, specialty, A&H, and credit lines – and away from property reinsurance.
  • Enny Halim, who has joined MSIG Asia in Singapore as Executive Vice President, Business Development & Digitalisation. Halim joins the MSIG Asia management team from Indonesia, where she was CEO at PT Mandiri AXA General Insurance for 2 years. 
  • Katie Wolff, who will be appointed to the role of MS Amlin Insurance Country Manager for the United Kingdom (subject to regulatory approval). Wolff has been as MS Amlin for several years, where she has been Head of Digital Trading. She has more than 15 years’s experience in the industry, including recent roles at A J Gallagher and Mitsui Sumitomo.
  • Monica Caldas, who has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Liberty Mutual (effective January 2023). Caldas was promoted to Deputy CIO in March 2022 and is responsible for the technology roadmap across the company’s three business units. Prior to that, she was Executive Vice President and Global CIO for GRM.
  • Ian Sawyer, who has joined AXA XL as it’s London Head of US Casualty, Reinsurance. Sawyer joins AXA XL from SiriusPoint, where he has been Global Head of Casualty since 2018. Sawyer brings more than 35 years’ industry experience to his role, where he will be responsible for leading AXA XL’s Global Markets US Casualty team in the UK.
  • Amy Brettell, who has been appointed as Managing Director of Zurich Municipal. Brettell has been with Zurich for 15 years holding a range of senior leadership roles, most recently Head of Customer in UK Claims.
  • Karen Rzeszutko, who has been appointed Senior Vice President, Marine Underwriting at Munich Re Specialty Group, North America. Rzeszutko will lead the company’s inland and ocean marine underwriting teams from the MRSG N.A. headquarters in Chicago, IL. She has been with Munich Re Specialty Group NA since it was founded, and has 25 years of industry experience.

Global senior insurance hires, June 2022

The following chart shows the overall trend in senior global insurance hires since January 2021. Monthly appointments shot up to their highest level in 18 months, reaching 156 for June:

Global senior insurance hires by sub sector, June 2021 – June 2022

Looking deeper at senior hiring trends by sub-sector, we can see that the number of appointments increased in every sub-sector besides InsurTech, all of them hitting annual peaks, suggesting a large increase in hiring across the board:

Gender balance of senior global insurance hires, June 2022

Of the new senior appointments we tracked last month, the average global gender split was 22% women and 78% men, a slightly lower gender imbalance than we saw in May, but higher than April. Looking at the regions shows them all on similar numbers. EMEA saw 21% of appointments go to women, while AsiaPAC saw 22% and the Americas 22.5%:

Top 10 companies with the most new appointments in June 2022

Here are the global insurance businesses who made the most senior appointments in June, with Willis Towers Watson clearly leading the pack, just as they did in April and May: