Chubb picked a rising executive to be Construction Industry practice leader for its large account segment. Lloyd’s of London promoted one of its veteran attorneys to be its next U.S. general counsel. Hamilton Insurance Group made a former Aspen Insurance executive head of its Syndicate 400 operations and Hamilton Insurance DAC, its Dublin-based carrier.


Chubb named Stephen Buonpane Construction Industry practice leader for its large account segment.

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Buonpane will oversee strategic direction. He’ll also lead a broad team of dedicated construction underwriting and service specialists, across multiple lines of business, to deliver customized and innovative insurance products and services to Chubb’s distribution partners and construction customers.

He succeeds Bill Hazelton, who was recently named head of Chubb North America Claims.

Before his promotion Buonpane served as executive vice president, Major Accounts Construction. He will remain based in New York. Craig Richardson, Chubb’s executive vice president of Major Accounts Environmental, and Joseph Fobert, the company’s executive vice president of Major Accounts Excess Casualty, will continue to oversee those lines of business.


Lloyd’s of London promoted Sabrina Miesowitz to U.S. general counsel. She will succeed Joe Gunset, who is retiring from the role after almost 20 years at Lloyd’s.

In her new role, Miesowitz will be responsible for developing Lloyd’s regulatory strategy in the U.S. and managing government affairs with U.S. regulators at federal and state level.

Miesowitz, who was formerly the deputy U.S. general counsel, will take on her new responsibilities when Gunset retires at the end of March. She joined Lloyd’s in 2010 from law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf. For almost 10 years she has worked with U.S. regulators and provided legal support regarding Lloyd’s access to the U.S. insurance and reinsurance markets.

Gunset joined Lloyd’s in the summer of 2000 as Lloyd’s first full-time U.S. general counsel. He intends to move into a strategic advisory role in the New York office of the law firm McGlinchey Stafford.


Hamilton Insurance Group made Fergus Fergusson division head, Excess Casualty for Syndicate 4000 (managed by Hamilton Managing Agency Limited) and for Hamilton Insurance DAC, the company’s Dublin-based carrier.

Fergusson joins Hamilton after nine years with Aspen Insurance UK Limited, where he held a series of increasingly senior positions, the most recent being head of International Excess Casualty.

Before working at Aspen, Fergusson’s 18-year career was focused on trade credit and political risk insurance, with three-and-a-half years spent underwriting and developing business at Coface and Euler Hermes Ireland and six years as head of Special Risks at International Risk Consultants.

Sources: Chubb, Lloyd’s, Hamilton Insurance Group