As Hanover’s International Managing Director, James is the newest member of the HSG Board and driving HSG’s international expansion. With a background in executive search across Financial Services, James has specialised in Life, P&C and (re) Insurance for over a decade working closely with clients on senior mandates across the globe. Ultimately responsible for all HSG growth and development of business in EMEA, US and Asia.
Actuarial & risk
The Hanover Search Group Actuarial & Risk team offers a demonstrable track record of operating at the very highest echelons of the (re) insurance market. We provide our clients with access to significant geographical reach, in-house expertise and deep market knowledge.
We reach across the UK, USA and Europe, and have established a significant presence in the emerging high-growth markets found in Latin America and South East Asia in particular.
We are project-focused in our approach, and our searches are not solely limited to the Actuarial & Risk sector. Our team has fulfilled a large range of mandates, placing Chief Actuaries, Chief Risk Officers and senior heads in function types ranging from pricing, financial reporting, capital management and market risk. We have also introduced the majority of direct entry Partner’s in the consulting sector, with both ‘Big 4’ practices as well as independent / non-audit consulting firms.
David has specialised in executive level recruitment in the insurance sector for over 20 years. He has worked successfully with a wide range of clients, from household name insurers to startup brokers, MGAs and Lloyd’s/London Market participants on senior management and Board appointments across a wide range of disciplines including underwriting, claims, pricing, sales & marketing and general management. Previously David was a co-founder of Mansion House Executive, a boutique financial services search firm, and a Partner at Eames Consulting Group.
As Senior Partner Rory leads our international insurance practice. Rory has more than 12 year’s industry experience gained at Marsh & McLennan where he was a Director of the Marine and Energy risk services division and previously at Hoare Govett stockbrokers. In 1998, he moved into insurance executive search specialising in senior positions within Underwriting and Claims, CRM and Distribution, Risk and Actuarial and Heads of Pricing and Analytics. He has a MA (Hons) in History from Edinburgh University.
Michael specialises in leadership positions within the insurance ecosystem, particularly underwriting and analytics. A mathematics graduate from York University, Michael has an innate understanding of the challenges and benefits that “big data” brings to (re) insurance as well as the individuals who will transform the industry in the future. He is also our group lead in the areas of insurance linked securities and private equity, having built up a number of successful boutique operations in London and further afield.
A Partner with over 15 years’ experience in the industry and in executive search, Kamila leads the European Financial Services Executive Search practice helping clients across Europe to find the best possible people in diverse markets. In her role she specialises in Asset Management as well as the Insurance industry, with a predominance towards Actuarial, Risk, Compliance, Finance, Audit and Underwriting. Kamila has taken responsibility for our Diversity & Inclusion agenda, creating a strategy to grow our capability, understanding and culture, as well as advise clients.
Rob is a Partner at Hanover Search Group where he covers senior assignments across the Insurance and Asset Management markets. His experience has been extensive where he has worked on mid to senior level appointments both on retained search and contingency basis across Non-Life, Life, Pensions and Investment markets. During his career he has built a successful network of contacts and completed assignments in the UK, Europe, US and APAC region. Prior to joining Hanover Rob had established and managed two other actuarial practices.
Harry is a specialist finance search consultant with experience working within the Financial Services and Insurance sectors across EMEA, APAC and the Americas. Harry's role at Hanover Search Group is to develop the Finance & Accounting function within the Insurance, Asset and Wealth Management sectors with a particular focus on mid-to-senior level hires. During his career Harry has successfully placed a number of senior hires across the Insurance and Investment Management markets at Head of Finance, CFO and Finance Director levels both in the UK and internationally.
Tessa is a Consultant based in the Johannesburg office. She has over 10 years’ experience in executive search in the Financial Services sector, with specific involvement on projects related to Investment Banking, Life / GI / Pensions / Investments / Actuarial and Asset Management, to name a few areas of focus.
Recently completed mandates
- Lead Actuarial & Risk Solutions Partner
- Partner, Big 4 EMEA /US/Asia Pac
- Chief Risk Officer
- Life & Pension provider
- Global Chief Actuary
- Multinational Insurer
- Chief Health Actuary
- International Healthcare Provider
- Chief Pricing Officer
- Global Insurer
- Global Chief Corporate Actuary
- P&C Insurer
- Regional Chief Actuary, Latin America
- P&C Insurer
- Non Exec Director
- Usage Based Insurer, South Africa
- Chief Risk Officer
- $2b Property and Casualty Insurer