There have been some big hires at the firm’s Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney offices

Firstly, the firm’s current head of casualty for Asia-Pacific Neil Moon (pictured) has been named as the new chief underwriting officer for the region. He will be based in Sydney.

Moon will be responsible for portfolio management, data analytics, market research, product development and underwriting audit functions across property and casualty product lines.

Secondly, former Liberty International Underwriters vice-president and casualty portfolio manager for South Asia, Adam Clifford, succeeds Moon as head of casualty for Asia-Pacific. He will be based in Singapore.

Clifford’s expertise encompasses technical underwriting, business and product development, portfolio management and risk assessment.

And, finally, senior adviser for motor insurance and manager of international clients for Greater China at Munich Re Anthony O’Brien has been announced as ACE’s new head of marine insurance in Asia-Pacific. He is based in Hong Kong.

O’Brien’s primary underwriting experience covers motor, transport liability and marine portfolios.

ACE’s deputy regional president and regional head of property and casualty for Asia-Pacific Paul McNamee said that the first two appointments demonstrated that his company had a “clear and consistent vision for growth as a leading casualty insurer in Asia-Pacific”.

He added that O’Brien’s appointment would assist ACE to “accelerate the expansion of our marine portfolio especially in cargo insurance as trade lanes grow”.

“Anthony brings a fresh perspective to the business which will invigorate our ability to develop and market our risk management solutions in marine,” McNamee said.

“I’m confident that under Anthony’s leadership, given his depth and breadth of experience in the insurance industry, that ACE is poised to be a leader of marine insurance in this vast and expanding region.”