Liberty Mutual Re appointed a former Aspen Re executive to lead a new office in Singapore that will focus on growing business in the Asia Pacific region. Argo Group unit ArgoGlobal appointed two executives to head key divisions.
Liberty Mutual Re (LM Re), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, appointed Annie Leong as regional manager for LM Re in Asia Pacific, and she’ll run its new office in Singapore.
Leong joins LM Re immediately and will report locally to Matthew Jackson, senior vice president & Asia leader, and Peter Smith, executive underwriting officer at Liberty Specialty Markets in London. She will focus on building the franchise locally and be central to Liberty’s Asia Pacific portfolio as a whole. LM Re will be operating with a full treaty reinsurance license as part of the LSM Asia Pacific office in Singapore and will have local underwriting authority.
Leong was previously at Aspen Re where she was a Senior Underwriter focusing on Specialty Lines for the Asia Pacific region. Prior to that she worked for Kiln in Singapore.
ArgoGlobal, the Lloyd’s insurer and member of Argo Group, appointed Jeremy Shallow as head of International Specialty and Ross MacDonald as head of non-U.S. International Casualty.
Shallow reports to John Moffatt, active underwriter of Syndicate 1200, while MacDonald reports to Nigel Mortimer, head of International Casualty. Both appointments are effective immediately.
With more than 14 years of industry experience, Shallow joined Argo from Aspen in January 2016 as class underwriter, credit and political risks and has been integral in the significant growth and diversification of Argo’s established book. He began his career with WestLB AG (now Portigon Financial Services) in 2005.
MacDonald joined Argo in January 2016 with nearly two decades of insurance experience and has led the syndicate general liability team since May 2017. Before joining Argo, he spent five years at Zurich, where he ran the casualty specialty lines underwriting team. He also held previous roles as a broker at both JLT and Marsh.
Sources: Liberty Mutual, ArgoGlobal