29 September 2015News

Hamilton promotes group controller to reinsurance CFO

Hamilton Re, the Bermuda-based Class IV reinsurer, has appointed a chief financial officer.

Vanessa Hardy Pickering, who currently holds the position of group controller, will report to Hamilton Re CEO Kathleen Reardon.

Pickering, a Bermudian, has over 15 years’ experience in the reinsurance industry, has worked for some well-known companies in the sector.

From April 2012 to October 2012, she held the position of senior vice president, controller at Ariel Re Bermuda, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Goldman Sachs Group, continuing in the position she held with Ariel Reinsurance Company.

“Vanessa has played a pivotal role in the development of our global operations, from the beginning of initial discussions in 2013 with Brian Duperreault about establishing Hamilton Insurance Group, through to our expansion into the United States and Lloyd’s,” said Hamilton Group CFO Jonathan Reiss.

“Further, she is not only an experienced and highly skilled finance professional, she is also a natural leader who has recruited an excellent team under her command at Hamilton Re. I congratulate her on this richly deserved promotion.”

Reardon said: “I echo Jonathan’s comments and welcome Vanessa to her new role with the Hamilton Re team. As we’ve worked to diversify our product offerings and extend our reach to new clients and new markets, Vanessa has been a trusted and valued resource and partner. I am looking forward to working with her as we build our Bermuda platform.”