Yesterday, KPMG in Bermuda announced the retirement of Jason Carne, Partner and Managing Director in the Insurance practice, as well as the promotions of a number of executives to the leadership team.
Jason Carne joined KPMG in 1992 and has been a Managing Director and Partner within KPMG’s Insurance practice for 18 years. Most recently Carne led KPMG’s Insurance Linked Securities team, where much of his time was spent on the convergence of reinsurance and capital markets.
Carne has been a leading players in the Bermuda ILS community, taking an active interest in the development of Bermuda as a hub for catastrophe bonds and ILS business and supporting its continued growth in this space.
Carne served on the committee and also stood as a co-chair of ILS Bermuda, the cross-industry group that runs the Convergence networking conference on the island and helps to promote Bermuda as a center of ILS expertise.
KPMG in Bermuda Chairman, Neil Patterson, commented on the announcement; “Jason has made a tremendous contribution to KPMG and to the Bermuda business community as a whole,” Neil said. “A respected voice on the international stage, he has built an enviable reputation in his areas of expertise, and his support of Bermuda’s Insurance Linked Securities initiatives will be a true legacy across KPMG and the Island. Over the years, Jason has successfully acted as the lead engagement or quality control partner on many of our largest and most technical clients, including a number of SEC registrants and UK listed entities, as well as providing a wide variety of Advisory services to our clients. On behalf of the management and staff of KPMG in Bermuda, I would like to thank Jason for his contribution and valuable service to our firm and I wish him well in his future endeavors.”
In the same announcement KPMG in Bermuda announced a number of promotions to its leadership team.
Eric Heinrichs, a Partner specialising in insurance and reinsurance, and Bill Miller, an actuarial, loss reserving, insurance and reinsurance specialist, have both been promoted to Managing Director. Adam Smith, Himad Zafar, and David Harper have all been promoted to Director.
Commenting on the new promotions, Patterson explained; “We are delighted to announce these promotions and to welcome Eric and Bill to our team of Managing Directors. Both bring a wealth of experience, industry knowledge and expertise and their commitment to delivering quality service is apparent in the strength of their client relationships. In addition, Bill is the first Actuary to be promoted to the role of Managing Director in our Firm’s history.
“Succession planning is very important in our business and Adam, Himad and David have developed expertise across a range of industry sectors with a deep understanding of the key issues affecting our clients. We are confident about the future of our firm and with these leadership appointments we have the right people in place to support the future needs of our clients and to continue to drive our business forward.”