Howden Italy Taps Aon’s Casini as CEO; BIBA Extends Evans’ Tenure as Chair; Sedgwick Promotes Simoncic to President, Property and International

This edition of International People Moves details appointments at Howden Italy, the British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA), and Sedgwick.

A summary of these new hires follows here.

Howden Italy Taps Aon’s Casini as CEO

Howden, the London-based insurance broker, announced the appointment of Federico Casini as CEO, Howden Italy. Casini will lead a business that is now the third largest broker in the country, and through significant investment in expertise, infrastructure and data and analytics, offers choice to Italian and multinational clients.

Federico Casini

Casini joins Howden from Aon SpA, where he has spent the past 17 years, most recently holding the position of executive chairman, where he oversaw the business development and co-ordination of Aon’s Italian operations.

With close to 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry, previously holding senior roles at leading broking firms including Poseidon Insurance Brokers and Sanpaolo Imi Insurance Broker Spa, Federico brings extensive

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Starz Promotes Darren Nielson to Executive Vice President of International Networks, Superna Kalle to Exit

Starz is promoting Darren Nielson to executive vice president of international networks. His promotion comes as Superna Kalle, president of Starz international networks to whom Nielson previously reported, has announced she is stepping down. She will remain with the company until March.

In his new role, Nielson will report directly to Starz president and CEO Jeffrey Hirsch. He will oversee the growth of the premium cabler’s international service Lionsgate+. That includes P&L responsibility and all aspects of programming, distribution, marketing, publicity, and international original series in the UK, Latin America and Brazil, Canada and Australia.

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“Darren has been instrumental in building our international business working with Superna since joining the company in 2018,” Hirsch said. “He has a deep knowledge of the global streaming landscape and is a respected strategic executive. We look forward to maximizing growth and profitability of our international markets under his leadership. Superna

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Sedgwick appoints Tom Simoncic president of property and international

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 4, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions, announced that Tom Simoncic has been named president of its property and international business. The appointment follows the news that Ian Muress, international chief executive officer, will be retiring March 31, 2023, after an illustrious 45-year career.

Simoncic is a well-known industry veteran with more than 30 years’ experience in all areas of the business, including third-party administration (TPA), marine, forensics and repair. His influence and impact stretch across multiple international markets, making him an instrumental leader in Sedgwick’s global operations.

“Our international business has grown significantly over the past five years under Ian’s leadership, with a strong pipeline in place for continued success in 2023 and beyond,” said Mike Arbour, Sedgwick CEO. “I look forward to Tom leading the ongoing growth of our operations around

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