two business men one woman leaders executives womenFrench reinsurer SCOR SE made two new executive appointments.

Spencer Aldridge will become the new group chief compliance officer, effective June 1 and be based in Charlotte, N.C. He’s a veteran of Transamerica Reinsurance, where he managed global litigation and arbitration, and then law and compliance for non-U.S. business operations in Asia-Pacific and Latin America before becoming deputy general counsel in 2007.

SCOR acquired the Transamerica Reinsurance business in 2011, and he has been with the company ever since.

Laurent Brémond is now SCOR’s group human resources director, ad will report directly to SCOR Chairman and CEO Denis Kessler in Paris.

Prior to SCOR, he’s held various human resources and specialist executive roles at Schlumberger, Invensys and Faiveley Transport Group.


Reinsurance industry veteran Karl Mayr has been appointed a non-executive director of Aspen Insurance U.K., a division of Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd.

Most recently, Mayr was vice chairman of Axis Reinsurance until 2014. Before that, he served as president and CEO of Axis Reinsurance Europe. He’s also a vet of GE Frankona Reinsurance Company, and currently holds a directorship with Würzburger Versicherung AG.


A.M. Best has brought on a Standard & Poor’s veteran to serve as director, market development for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

William Mills will be based in A.M. Best’s London office. His job: to develop A.M. Best’s profile in the major European Markets, including the origination of new rating assignments and managing existing client relationships.

Mills is a 30-year veteran of the insurance/reinsurance industry. Before A.M. Best, he spent 15 years in a commercial role at Standard & Poor’s, most recently as a director in client business management.

Sources: SCOR, Aspen Insurance Holdings, A.M. Best