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New CEO of Cooper Gay Re North America

May 29th, 2013 – Shaun Hooper, President and Chief Executive Officer of CGSC - Swett & Crawford North America, announced today the appointment of Ron Carlier as Chief Executive Officer of its reinsurance subsidiary Cooper Gay Re North America.  Carlier was hired to expand the group’s already strong reinsurance capabilities in the United States.  The commencement of Mr. Carlier’s new role will be June 1st, 2013 reporting to Hooper and residing in New York.

Carlier will be accountable for the group’s US reinsurance strategy as well as developing treaty capabilities alongside their growing facultative proposition.

Carlier has held a number of senior positions at high profile companies throughout his 38 year career.  He spent 1988 – 2005 at RK Carvill, a private international intermediary where he rose to the position of Chief Executive Officer.  Before that, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Minet Re, part of JH Minet, a large publicly quoted international broker.

Carlier has extensive expertise in the International reinsurance/insurance markets and a demonstrable ability to attract, manage and motivate teams of high achieving producers and brokers.

“We are very pleased to welcome Mr. Carlier," commented Shaun Hooper, President and Chief Executive Officer of CGSC – Swett & Crawford North America.  “Ron brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in all facets of the reinsurance industry.  I am confident that his proven operational management capabilities and expertise will be invaluable to developing Cooper Gay Re’s business and broaden our ability to serve our clients’ overall needs.”

"I am delighted to be joining Cooper Gay Re as its new CEO," said Mr. Carlier.  “I look forward to the opportunity to lead this vibrant group.  The company is highly regarded for its disciplined yet dynamic approach to the reinsurance business, and for its outstanding client-focused service.  I have watched with interest how Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford (CGSC) has forged new ground in the specialty arena and I am eager to contribute to expanding its platform.”

Cooper Gay Re currently has offices in Atlanta, Miami, New York and San Francisco.


About Cooper Gay Re

Cooper Gay Re covers all classes and types of treaty and facility reinsurance from a worldwide client base. Our significant market presence allows us to source the best possible rates and coverage for our clients from reinsurers the world over. With a wealth of experience in all marketplaces, we are able to structure tailor-made reinsurances to suit our clients’ needs.

Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford

Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford is the largest independent global wholesale and reinsurance broking Group.  The Group has a network of 60 offices across the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australasia, employing over 1,400 skilled professionals.

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