P2P Startup Lemonade snagged a former Liberty Mutual Executive as its new chief underwriting officer. Neon promoted an executive to a newly-created leadership position. Lockton appointed several executives to fill slots in its expanding Energy and Marine risk management practice.
A former Liberty Mutual executive is joining P2P insurance startup Lemonade in a leadership role.
John Peters has been named Lemonade’s chief underwriting officer.
At Liberty Mutual, Peters held a number of executive positions including executive vice president, chief underwriting officer and chief product officer. Previously, he was also co-head of the North American Underwriting practice at McKinsey & Company.
Lemonade announced in September that it had obtained regulatory approval to open for business in New York, its first state in which it can operate.
The specialist Lloyd’s insurer Neon (formerly Marketform) promoted one of its executives to a newly created role.
Angus Wilson will be Neon’s new Head of Marine, in addition to his existing role as Class Underwriter for Marine Hull & War. As before Wilson will report to Chief Underwriting Officer Darren Lednor.
In his new, added role, Wilson will lead a team of six, including Cargo Class Underwriter Alistair Marriott, who joined Neon in 2015 from QBE. Wilson will be tasked with growing the Neon Marine portfolio, which includes products such as cargo, shipbuilding and offshore construction, marine liability and marine hull & war.
Lockton appointed six executives in Houston to roles in its expanding Energy and Marine risk management practice. They are:
- Tim Woodard, who will serve as senior vice president and director of Energy and Marine. He has been with Lockton for 18 months after more than a decade of risk management and legal experience at McDermott International, a global energy services company.
- Mike O’Reilly, who was named a senior advisor to the Energy and Marine team. O’Reilly will work with clients on developing customized risk management solutions and insurance programs. He has more than 35 years of experience in the energy industry as an enterprise risk expert and risk manager, most recently as vice president for Risk Management at Pride International.
- James R. “Jimmy” Brooks, who has been named director in the Energy and Marine team. Brooks is a long-time energy insurance professional including time as a broker, wholesaler, cover-holder and underwriter, starting with Global Special Risks (GSR) and leading the formation of Rockbridge Underwriting Agency and BCC Underwriting Catlin during the past 20 years.
- Linda Skiles, who will take on new responsibilities as a key strategic broker leader in the Energy and Marine team at Lockton. Skiles is a respected 15-year Lockton veteran with more than 30 years of market and risk management experience throughout the energy sector.
- Kevin Siskis, who is a new senior vice president—account executive in Lockton’s Energy and Marine group in Houston, working with clients on casualty insurance programs. He is regarded as a leading expert in contract risk management and complex casualty programs, and has been with Aon for the past 11 years.
- Patrick Hedrick, who has joined Lockton as senior vice president—account executive, working closely with clients with complex casualty insurance programs, both in energy and non-energy industries. Hedrick joins Lockton after retiring from insurance broker Marsh as a Managing Director in 2015. He has more than 30 years of experience advising clients in energy, refining, real estate, and hospitality industries.
Sources: Lemonade, Neon, Lockton