Swiss Re promoted a veteran executive to head its North America Casualty hub. The Hanover elected a new member to its board of directors. Cyence appointed a new director of business development.
Swiss Re appointed Mike Hudzik to head its North America Casualty Hub, effective Jan. 1, 2017. He will also join the Americas and Casualty management teams and will report directly to Steve Arora, head of Casualty Underwriting for Swiss Re globally.
Hudzik has spent his 30-year career in the North American Casualty space, most recently as a senior vice president at Swiss Re.
The Hanover Insurance Group elected Jane D. Carlin to its board of directors. She has extensive experience in information and cybersecurity, risk management, compliance and business governance with leading financial services companies.
Carlin held a number of leadership roles at Morgan Stanley, most recently as managing director and global head of financial holding company governance and assurance. She was also managing director and global head of bank operational risk oversight at Credit Suisse. She has served as an advisor to the chief risk and compliance office at Bloomberg L.P. since 2014.
Carlin was chair of the Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council for Critical Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security from 2010-2012. She has also been a director of PHH Corporation and iShares Inc.
Cyber risk modeler Cyence named industry veteran John Merchant as director of business development. He will be based out of the company’s New York City office.
Merchant most recently oversaw the launch of the U.S. cyber underwriting division at Validus Specialty Underwriters. He previously led similar efforts for both Nationwide and AIG and held senior, cyber insurance-focused roles at Hartford Financial Products.