Former Willis Re CTO Joins Placement Platform Supercede; Sedgwick Hires Cordingley for Event Response in Australia, Cooper for Asia Biz Development

Reinsurance Placement Platform Supercede Hires Former Willis Re CTO

Supercede, the London-based global reinsurance placement platform, announced the appointment of Aydin Betez, formerly chief technology officer of Willis Re, to lead the development of its cloud-based digital ecosystem, built for the global reinsurance market.

Betez’ appointment will build on the strength of Supercede’s platform for “reinsurance that connects,” which brings together data, deals, and people across Supercede’s three interoperable solutions: analytics, placements and network.

As the former CTO of Willis Re, Betez was responsible for leading the firm’s global technology, engineering, dev-ops, delivery, and data strategy. Betez pioneered the new digital ecosystem for Willis Re’s employees and clients and worked closely with the firm’s partners across the reinsurance market to co-develop platform strategies and initiatives.

Aydin Betez

Before this, Betez worked at Capco as a digital executive adviser, supporting large financial institutions to integrate with fintech partners. He was also an award-winning leader at TD Bank and has broad experience working in numerous senior technology and transformation roles across the financial services sector over the last two decades.

Betez has a long and successful track record of building globally distributed, agile product functions to develop business-critical solutions and cloud-based digital ecosystems for financial services organizations. This experience will be invaluable as Supercede scales up to the next stage of its development, worldwide.

Supercede, the provider of a global reinsurance placement platform built for industry dealmakers, manages the complete placement lifecycle for a network of reinsurance professionals, worldwide. It captures actuarial-grade submission data with Supercede Analytics and enables users to trade without cost on one intuitive placement platform, the company explained in a statement.


Sedgwick Hires Cordingley for Major Event Response in Australia, Cooper for Asia Business Development

Sedgwick, a global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions, strengthened its team in Sydney and Singapore with the appointments of Clare Cordingley as senior manager, major event response, and Catherine Cooper as director of business development for Asia.

In this new role, Cordingley will be responsible for preparing, practicing and leading Sedgwick’s major event response and strategy in Australia during catastrophes and surge events.

Cordingley has over seven years of experience within the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA), with substantial involvement in many of the major events, including severe storms, flood events and bushfires. Her broad industry knowledge and efficient team management skills have led her to effectively resolve complex insurance issues for disaster scenarios.

In a newly formed role, Cooper will be responsible for supporting Sedgwick’s growth strategy in the Asia-Pacific region by securing new business partnerships and opportunities, as well as ensuring that current clients receive the highest quality services.

Cathy Cooper

Cooper has over 28 years of experience in the insurance sector, including tenure as a placement broker in the UK and Hong Kong. She joins Sedgwick from global loss adjuster McLarens, where she has been working for four years as regional head of business development, based successively in Hong Kong and Singapore. Prior to that, she spent three years as distribution manager for the international broker sector at an insurance company.

Cooper brings to Sedgwick a wealth of expertise in client relationship management, as well as the successful negotiation of new deals on large and complex national, regional and global programmes across all lines of business. Her experience with partnerships and contract negotiations specifically in Asia is at the heart of Sedgwick’s expansion plans.

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