Ascot Group Ltd. On Monday, former Marsh LLC chief executive Andy Stirk appointed commercial chief and former Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. chief Elizabeth Johnson North America's chief insurance chief.
In the new roles, both executives will be based in New York and report to Jonathan Zaffino, group president, said Bermuda-based insurers and reinsurers.
Mr. Stirk will monitor distribution, marketing and sales strategies across Ascot's North American companies and work with leadership to develop distribution strategies across Ascot's Bermuda, US insurance and manage general insurance platforms, says Ascot. He will also handle client and broker development strategy.
Ms. Johnson will work with the North American management team to formulate and implement Ascot's insurance strategy across Bermuda, US insurance and general insurance management, Ascot said.
Mr. Stirk was previously CEO of Marsh LLC, where he oversaw the North American growth strategy for FINPRO risk practices.
Ms. Johnson most recently served as CEO of Nationwide and also worked for nearly two decades at American International Group Inc. in a variety of senior guarantees and management roles.
The appointments are the latest in a series of recent employees of Ascot. .