Movers & Shakers: Returning Kiwi lands NZ market manager role

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Movers & Shakers: Returning Kiwi lands NZ market manager role
Returning Kiwi lands NZ market manager role
Allianz Global Corporate Specialty (AGCS) has appointed New Zealander Shanil Williams as market manager of New Zealand, effective 12 September 2016.

Williams, who is originally from Auckland, has spent the past 10 years working in South Africa, Europe and most recently London, the insurer said.

“He has held a number of senior management roles in financial lines and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience,” AGCS said.

“Shanil is a key strategic hire for the business and pivotal in AGCS’ future growth ambitions for the New Zealand market.”
Underwriting agency makes Asia Pacific marine appointment
XL Catlin has welcomed a new regional product leader, hull & yacht, Asia Pacific to the ranks with the appointment of Oliver Miloschewsky.

The former IAG national underwriting/national portfolio manager for marine will be based in Sydney until relocating to Singapore later in the year.

Before joining IAG, Milschewsky held positions at both Munich Re and Zurich in Australia and is also a qualified lawyer, ANZIIF fellow and holds a degree in maritime logistics and management.

His appointment coincides with that of Tom Hughes, who has just been appointed head of marine for Australia, as the company aims to strengthen its marine insurance presence.

Mike Davies, chief underwriting officer, marine – Asia Pacific, said he was delighted to welcome both to the team.

“Globally we cover 230 million containers (twenty-foot equivalent units) annually – over 25% of the global throughput.

“Despite this, we remain ambitious and see significant opportunity to build out our broader marine business particularly in Australia, marrying our global expertise with first rate underwriting talent on the ground.”

Craig Langham, XL Catlin CEO – Asia Pacific, stressed the regional significance of the marine insurance market as the business looks to grow its footprint.

“Asia Pacific is of significant importance to the global shipping trade,” Langham said.

“Ports across mainland China alone account for seven of the top ten ports in the world.

“We see a growing opportunity to provide the full suite of our marine insurance coverages throughout Asia Pacific and believe that both Oliver and Tom have the right expertise and experience to help us realize our ambitions.”

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