General Reinsurance has named Pietro Toffanello as property/casualty treaty manager of the Asia Pacific region and managing director of General Reinsurance Australia.

Toffanello, who has been with Gen Re since 1994, will move to Sydney from London, where he currently holds the position of property facultative regional manager for the EMEA Region.

In addition, the company has named Martin Leitch as property facultative regional manager for the EMEA.

Leitch joined Gen Re in 2000 and has held various management positions in London and South Africa.

Both appointments are effective 1 January 2012.

General Reinsurance president John Cholnoky said that they are excited that Pietro and Martin are taking on these new roles. With their extensive experience and relationships they are confident that they will continue to help them and their clients find opportunities in this challenging business environment.