An ex-Beazley executive is joining AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. in a leadership Role. The Hanover Insurance Group promoted an executive to become the new CEO of Chaucer Syndicates Ltd., its international member company through which it underwrites business at Lloyd’s of London. Swiss Re’s Corporate Solutions division named a new head of sales for terroritory covering Europe, the Middle East and Africa.


A former Beazley executive joined AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. in a leadership role.

Julian Brown took on the position of vice president and Underwriter, and he’ll be responsible for leading growth initiatives and product development for the insurer’s London market Managing General Agency Unit. He’ll work with Paul Cullum, senior vice president, London MGA, and his team of underwriters, who currently operate in the property and liability market in London.

Brown, a 20-year insurance industry veteran, joins AXIS from specialist insurer Beazley, where he was International Focus Group Leader, with responsibility for teams in London, France and Singapore. Previously, Brown worked for broker SBJ International, where he specialized in international professional lines.


The Hanover Insurance Group promoted John Fowle to the position of chief executive officer of Chaucer Syndicates Ltd. He is replacing Johan Slabbert, who is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities.

Fowle has held a number of leadership positions at Chaucer since joining the company in 2002, most recently serving as chief underwriting officer, with responsibilities for developing and executing the company’s underwriting strategy.

Before that, he was the active underwriter at Chaucer’s main syndicate, 1084. Before Chaucer, Fowle held various underwriting positions in the London and Lloyd’s markets.

Fowle’s appointment is pending Lloyd’s and regulatory approval.


Swiss Re Corporate Solutions named Loredana Mazzoleni Neglén as head of Sales, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

In her new role, Mazzoleni Neglén will be responsible for developing and executing the company’s distribution and sales strategy in the region. She will be based in Zurich and report to Tony Buckle, CEO EMEA, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions. Mazzoleni Neglén succeeds Antonio Simone, who has been appointed country head, Switzerland.

Mazzoleni Neglén, an Italian and Swiss National, has more than 17 years of experience in the insurance industry. Since joining Swiss Re in 2000, she has held several senior positions in sales and underwriting in EMEA and Asia Pacific. Most recently, she was head Specialties Asia Pacific, based in Singapore, where she was responsible for establishing several specialty lines of business and their underwriting centers.

Sources: The Hanover Insurance Group, Swiss Re, AXIS Capital Holdings.