cm-executives-on-the-move-square-3-capsXL Catlin hired on an ex-RSA executive to run a major division. A former AIG executive will be joining Starr Companies as a regional vice president in Texas. Marketform is adding a veteran JLT Group executive to a newly-created role. Alliant Insurance Services hired two people to run its new office, including a former FBI officer.


XL Catlin is bringing on a former RSA executive to be head of Global Property Risk Engineering, a division also known as Global Asset Protection Services.

Jonathan Salter‘s job will be to serve as XL Catlin’s global property risk engineering services leader, a position that starts on May 25. He will be based in London and report to Michele Sansone, XL Catlin president, North America property.

Xl CatlinSalter was most recently at RSA, where he helped launch the insurer’s property risk engineering capabilities. He also co-founded and managed Elciem Ltd., a private property risk-engineering firm.

Salter has more than 19 years of insurance industry experience.


A former AIG executive will be joining Starr Companies as a regional vice president for the South Central region (Texas).

Plans call for Brian Bass to be based in Starr’s Dallas office. His new job involves responsibility for the insurer’s Southwest field leadership.

Before Starr, Bass was at American International Group as a senior vice president who was responsible for the management of all casualty business for the Dallas and Houston regional territory.

At Starr Companies, Bass will be based in New York and report to Robert Cruz, national branch officer, director of field operations.


Marketform – a London-based specialist Lloyd’s insurer, appointed a former JLT Group executive to the two business men one woman leaders executives womennewly created role of production & distribution director.

Martin Kelsh will be tasked with developing and enhancing engagement with the company’s key brokers. He’ll report to Chief Underwriting Officer Darren Lednor and also work closely with CEO Martin Reith, as well as underwriting teams and their brokers.

Before Marketform, Kelsh was most recently Group coordinator for carrier relations with JLT Group, where he spent five years. Beyond that, Kelsh has more than 30 years of insurance industry client management experience.


Alliant Insurance Services hired two new executives – including former FBA task force officer – to run its new New Orleans office.

Christian Chauvin and Noah Hardie will staff the office, which will be part of the firm’s Alliant Americas division, and each have the title as first vice president. They’ll provide insurance and risk management products to clients in a number of industries and disciplines.

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Chauvin was a vice president with a regional insurance brokerage firm before joining Alliant, and he has experience in areas including marine, oil and gas, financial services, real estate, private equity and construction.

Hardie was previously a lead task officer with the FBI, where he served as a State Department representative for the agency’s Joint Terrorism Task Force. While there, he served as a liaison for a number of government agencies.

At one time, he was also a chief financial officer in the construction industry.

Alliant, which is based in Newport Beach, CA, provides property/casualty, workers compensation, employee benefits, surety and financial products.

Sources: XL Catlin, Starr Companies, Marketform and Alliant Insurance Services.