Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, the commercial insurance arm of reinsurer Swiss Re, has announced the appointment of Adrian Hall as Head UK, Ireland, South Africa and EMEA Wholesale.
Hall, currently Head Canada of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, will take over the role from Melanie Slack effective September 1St after he left for retirement.
With nearly 30 years of experience in the international insurance industry, Adrian Hall began his career in London, UK and has since worked in various senior leadership roles in the Middle East, Latin America and Canada.
He joined Swiss Re Corporate Solutions in 2017 as Head Canada, providing leadership for all areas of the business in Canada, including Chief Agent for the Canadian entity, product development, underwriting, operations, claims, customer & distribution management and marketing. .
Hall’s new appointment will see him move from Toronto to London, reporting to Nina Arquint, CEO EMEA of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions.
“With his strong leadership experience and exceptional industry knowledge, I am convinced that Adrian is ideally positioned to drive the continued growth of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions in the UK, Ireland, South Africa and in EMEA Wholesale markets,” Arquint said.
Slack was appointed Head UK, Ireland and South Africa of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions in 2021 after holding various senior management roles within the Swiss Re Group.
He joined Swiss Re in 2001 as Life & Health Technical Chief Underwriter for Europe, Asia and Latin America.
“We are very grateful for all the contributions Melanie has made over the past 22 years at Swiss Re Group,” added Arquint. “I have always admired her professionalism, integrity and positivity. We wish Melanie all the best for her retirement. I am very pleased that we have found her successor within our own ranks.”
Part of Hall’s focus for the role going forward is the continued roll-out of Risk Data and Services, and he will lead sub-regional teams based in London, Dublin and Johannesburg.