London-based property and casualty insurer Novae has hired Kieron Russell as senior class underwriter for crisis management. He will report to Richard Lamb, unit head for political and credit.
Russell joined from Tokio Marine Kiln after six years as an underwriter in its enterprise risks division. Prior to that, he was a senior vice-president at Paragon International Insurance Brokers. He has also held roles at Miller Insurance and Heath Lambert. Before entering the insurance industry, he was head of events and fundraising for The British Forces Foundation and served for nine years as an officer in the British Army.
John Owen, divisional head of marine, aviation, and political risk, said: “Our strategy is to build market leading capabilities and we have identified crisis management as a key class. Kieron is an experienced underwriter of a range of esoteric products and his expertise will ensure we build a powerful offering in this specialist area of the market.”
As a new member of the crisis management team, Russell commented: “Novae’s nimble and agile approach means we can capitalise on the opportunities within the market and I am looking forward to developing this offering.”