Committee leadership changes at Abir
The Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers has announced new leadership for two of its important committees, drawing from the senior executive talent of member companies.
Jevon Williams, of Chubb Bermuda, has been appointed co-chair of the Abir policy committee, alongside continuing co-chair Gemma Carreiro, general counsel of Hamilton Insurance Group.
Mr Williams replaces Edward Mishambi, who has relocated to the London offices of RenaissanceRe, where he serves as senior vice-president and chief risk officer of Europe.
Appointed as deputy chair of the policy committee is Jim Paugh of Arch Re. He replaces Tim Peckett, who has moved into a part-time role as special counsel to Arch Re.
Abir said the policy committee carries out valuable work for the organisation’s member companies, reviewing insurance regulation in Bermuda and overseas, international regulatory standards, public policy in Bermuda, and US natural disaster policy and regulation.
Bill Wharton, head of Argo Insurance Bermuda, has been appointed as the new chairman of Abir’s diversity, equity, and inclusion committee.
He succeeds Catherine Duffy of AIG and will continue to build on Abir’s commitment to address diversity, equity and inclusion issues and opportunities, the group said.
Suzanne Williams-Charles, Abir’s director of policy and regulation, corporate secretary, and data privacy officer, staffs both the policy and DEI committees.
Marc Grandisson, chairman of Abir and CEO of Arch Capital Group Ltd, said: “I want to thank Ed and Cathy for their tremendous leadership and significant contributions to Abir’s work on behalf of the Bermuda market.
“I commend all the talented executives who give generously of their time, knowledge, and experience, leading and serving on Abir’s committees and working groups. With their valuable support, Bermuda is well positioned to continue its global industry leadership.”
Ms Carreiro is group general counsel and corporate secretary of Hamilton Insurance Group. She has responsibility for Hamilton’s legal, regulatory and governance functions and serves on its executive committee.
Mr Williams is general counsel for Chubb Bermuda and its affiliates in Europe. In this role, he oversees all legal matters concerning regulatory affairs and underwriting support.
Mr Wharton is the head of Argo Insurance – Bermuda and has more than 26 years of industry experience.
Mr Paugh is the general counsel of Arch Re Ltd.
John Huff, president and CEO of Abir, said: “Abir is pleased to announce these appointments, which reflect the deep bench of executive talent we have on island among our member companies.
“Bermuda is fortunate that these leaders commit to working together with Abir to advance the public policy, advocacy and education interests of Bermuda’s leading re/insurers, a group that covers the world’s largest and most complex risks.”