Munich Re Specialty Insurance has a new Chief Underwriting Officer. Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance named an underwriting executive in Ireland. Willis Towers Watson hired a director for property and casualty in its Insurance Consulting and Technology business.


Munich Re Specialty Insurance appointed former Zurich North America executive Elizabeth Kramer as its Chief Underwriting Officer.

In this role, Kramer will oversee the underwriting strategy and execution as Munich Re Specialty Insurance continues to grow and diversify its coverage capabilities. Kramer will report to Mike Kerner, Chief Executive Officer, Munich Re Specialty Insurance.

Kramer brings expertise in specialty insurance and in leading underwriting divisions from her previous roles at global insurance and reinsurance organizations. Before joining Munich Re Specialty Insurance, Kramer served as the Senior Vice President, Head Technical Underwriting – Alternative Markets, at Zurich North America, according to her LinkedIn profile. In this role, Kramer was responsible for overseeing underwriting strategy, execution and underwriting quality for a diverse set of specialty and program businesses in the U.S.

Before that, Kramer held Technical Underwriting leadership roles covering casualty lines and commercial auto liability at companies including Gen Re.


Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance is bringing on Louise Kidd as Head of Third-Party Lines in Ireland.

Kidd comes to BHSI with nearly two decades of industry experience with a focus on third-party lines. She was most recently Financial Institutions and Commercial Professional Indemnity Underwriting Manager for AIG in Europe. Prior to that she held various positions including Head of Financial Lines Ireland.

She holds an honors degree in Financial Services from John Moore Liverpool University and a Diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors.

Kidd is based in BHSI’s Dublin office.


Willis Towers Watson made Charles Carwin director for property and casualty in its Insurance Consulting and Technology business.

In this role, Carwin will develop and deliver capital modeling and enterprise risk management (ERM) projects for insurers. He will also work as a project manager to client teams and serve as a resource to analysts as he helps build their technical and client-facing expertise.

Based in Hartford, CT, Carwin will report to Sean McDermott, P&C Eastern Division line of business leader, Insurance Consulting and Technology, Willis Towers Watson.

Carwin joins from Navigators where he was vice president and head of Group Risk and Capital Analytics. Before that this, he was global technical director at Ultimate Risk Solutions. Carwin also held several leadership positions in insurance around the country, including roles as vice president at PIMCO and Conning Asset Management.

Sources: Munich Re, BHSI, Willis Towers Watson