PartnerRe, a provider of multi-line reinsurance to insurance companies, has appointed Charles Goldie as new head of specialty lines, PartnerRe Global, effective September 1, 2010.

Mr Goldie succeeds Emmanuel Clarke, who has been appointed CEO of PartnerRe Global, also effective September 1, 2010. Mr Goldie will report to Mr Clarke.

Mr Goldie is currently the head of risk management and reserves for PartnerRe’s global operations. Meanwhile, he will remain responsible for current position until a new successor is appointed.

Mr Goldie has 22 years experience in the insurance and reinsurance industries. He joined PartnerRe in 2002 as senior vice president, head of specialty lines for PartnerRe US. He was appointed head of risk management and reserves of PartnerRe’s global operations in 2009. Prior to joining PartnerRe, he was casualty underwriting manager and chief actuarial officer at Gerling Global Reinsurance Corporation of America.

Costas Miranthis, COO of PartnerRe, said: Charlie’s broad experience in underwriting and risk management functions have equipped him well to take on the management of our Global Specialty Lines business unit. We have benefitted from Charlie’s management skills and intellectual agility in his previous positions at PartnerRe and I am sure that Charlie will continue to display those qualities in managing one of our more diverse, as well as complex, business units.”

The specialty lines business unit in PartnerRe Global comprises agriculture, surety and specialty casualty outside of North America as well as credit, marine, aviation, energy treaty, engineering treaty and specialty property treaties written on a world-wide basis.