PERILS have hired Darryl Pidcock as the head of Asia Pacific, based in Sydney.
In his new role, Pidcock will focus on developing the company's offering in the Asia Pacific region. In addition to the territory of Australia currently covered by PERILS, this will include the expansion of the PERILS industry exposure and loss database into other Asia Pacific markets.
The company confirmed that Pidcock will also be involved in the NatCatDAX Project, a Singapore-based initiative to help increase data availability for natural catastrophe insurance in Asia.
Pidcock started his reinsurance career in 1999 with Swiss Re Australia as a credit specialist and property and casualty client manager. In 2005, he moved to Hong Kong to head up the Hong Kong and Taiwan property and casualty, life and health business units and was general manager of the Hong Kong Swiss Re branch. He was later appointed as head of Swiss Re’s Korea branch in 2010, before being promoted to head of client management for China in 2013, where he led the client management teams for property and casualty as well as life and health in Beijing. In 2015, Pidcock moved to Singapore to head up the client management team for Swiss Re life and health in Southeast Asia.
Luzi Hitz, CEO of PERILS said, “I am delighted that Darryl has joined our team as head of PERILS Asia-Pacific. With his exceptionally broad experience and excellent reputation in the region, I am convinced that he is the ideal person to lead our activities in Asia Pacific.”