HCC Insurance Holdings, a US-based specialty insurance group, has appointed Thibaud Hervy and Philippe Vezio as joint CEOs of its HCC Global international operations, replacing Matthew Fairfield.

Mr Hervy and Mr Vezio have been with HCC Global and its predecessor since 1999 and 2000, respectively. They have both held decisive roles in its development.

Mr Hervy supervised the international portfolio of business, leading the underwriting team, and Mr Vezio ran the claims department being actively involved in the drafting of international policy wordings.

From the Barcelona headquarters, they will oversee all of HCC Global’s international business for HCC Global’s Barcelona, London, and Miami offices.

John Molbeck, president and CEO of HCC Insurance Holdings, said: Thibaud and Philippe are two proven executives and recognized market leaders. We are very pleased that they have assumed their new responsibilities and have entered into long term employment contracts with the company.

“Matt Fairfield has positioned HCC Global extremely well during his tenure and we wish him all the best in the future.