Munich, Germany-based AllianzGroup's specialist corporate insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS)announced that Brad Steele has been named head ofproperty for Canada. A 20-year industry veteran, Steele mostrecently served as director of global broker management for AGCSCanada. He will be based in Toronto.


London-based insurance provider CollinsonGroup has appointed YasmineMathieu president of its Collinson Insurance BrokersInc. She is a 25-year industry veteran and will be based in LittleRock, Ark.


Arlington, Va.-based Casualty ActuarialSociety has appointed Stephen P.Lowe president. Lowe most recently served as managingdirector of Towers Watson’s global property/casualtyrisk-consulting and software practice.


Bermuda-based Hamilton Underwriting Ltd., themanaging agency of Lloyd's Syndicate 3334 and the Lloyd'soperations of Hamilton Insurance Group, hasappointed Stuart Quinlan head ofProfessional Lines and deputy active underwriter, and SimaAdhya head of Space. Quinlan joins from Barbican Syndicate1955, where he was responsible for all casualty insurance andreinsurance lines. Adhya joins from Starstone where she was head ofSpace.


Glen Allen, Va.-based insuranceunderwriter Markel Corp. announced thateffective Jan. 1, Thomas S. Gayner,president and chief investment officer, and Richard R.Whitt, III, president and co-chief operating officer, willserve as co-chief executive officers of the company. Inaddition, F. Michael Crowley, president andco-chief operating officer, will serve as the sole president of thecompany as of the same date. Crowley, Gayner and Whitt willcontinue to report to Alan I. Kirshner, whowill serve as the company's executive chairman.

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Trudy Knockless

Trudy Knockless is a reporter on ALM Media's Business of Law desk.  She has a background serving legal and insurance publications. Contact her at [email protected] or on LinkedIn at Trudy Knockless.