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Neptune Flood Inc. announced that Matthew Duffy has been named chief risk officer. He has spent the last 18 months as Neptune’s director of Risk Management & Internal Audit.

Prior to joining Neptune, Duffy worked for eight years at Bank OZK and its predecessor C1 Bank in a variety of risk roles, including as enterprise risk officer and ultimately as executive vice president, director of Enterprise Technology Solutions. He was named to the Tampa Bay Business Journal “40 Under 40” in 2020.

He also holds the following credentials: Certified Internal Auditor (CIA); Financial Risk Manager (FRM); Project Management Professional (PMP); Project Management Institute–Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP); and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).

Trevor Burgess, Neptune’s president and chief executive officer, said that Duffy “has been instrumental in helping develop the next generation of our AI risk engine, Triton, and in building a risk apparatus that will help Neptune manage its next phase of growth.”

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Chubb has appointed Alex O’Brien as head of Cargo for Chubb Global Markets (CGM), the company’s London Market wholesale and specialty business including its Lloyd’s platform.

In his new role, O’Brien will be responsible for leading the development and management of the CGM Cargo portfolio. He will be based in London and report to David Kirk, head of Marine for CGM. The appointment is effective immediately.

O’Brien, previously deputy head of Cargo, first joined CGM’s Marine team in 2015 as an underwriting assistant. He succeeds Kirk, who retained his Cargo product head responsibilities on an interim basis following his promotion to head of Marine in July.

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W. R. Berkley Corporation has appointed Lynn Neville as senior vice president – Claims. The appointment is effective immediately.

Neville, who has more than 30 years of experience in the P/C insurance industry, most recently served as executive vice president, global head of Insurance Claims at Sompo International. Her responsibilities included all aspects of claims management, administration and operations.