SPECIAL R 28 EPORT: UNSUNG HEROES
Company: Hiscox Re & ILS
Job title: Executive assistant
Company: MS Amlin AG Bermuda Branch
Job title: Administrative assistant
Company: Nephila Capital
Job title: Human capital management
Company: AXA XL, the P&C and Specialty
division of AXA group
Job title: Financial reporting & accounting
manager for reinsurance
CARLEISHA SEYMOUR has been with the company since February
2018. Her company said: “When Carleisha joined the company she
instantly made a difference to the overall Bermuda reinsurance
finance team by taking ownership of the preparation of the financial
statements and enhancing the structure and format.
“As one who is able to quickly see the big picture, connect the dots
and understand the implications of any given situation, Carleisha has
come up with numerous ideas to make the overall financial processes
of AXA XL’s reinsurance team more efficient.”
HEATHER SHRUBB has been with Hiscox for nine years working as
an executive assistant, managing the needs of three C-suite members.
Her company said: “Heather has a knack for juggling many priorities.
Her responsibilities are extremely broad and ever-changing, but she
manages them effortlessly and with a calm demeanour.
“Heather is extremely responsive and an excellent ‘fire-fighter’
when the situation calls for it. On many occasions, she has quite
literally saved the day. She is an exceptional project manager, and is
well-known for her ability to pull off the perfect team offsite and
executive team events.”
ANTOINETTE SIMMONS has been at MS Amlin since September
2006. Her company said: “Antoinette works so incredibly hard, is the
heart and soul of the company, always has a positive attitude and is
thoughtful in all that she does. She absolutely deserves to be recognised.
“Antoinette’s role is important to the business because she is the
glue that keeps all the functions moving. She is the first point of
contact when we have a question about anything that doesn’t fit
in other functions, whether that be organising training for a
particular function or group, or assisting with internal and external
KAREN WARREN joined Nephila as an office administrator 16 years
ago when the company was still a startup. She has been instrumental
in shaping the operational, administrative and people-focused aspects
of the business as the company grew from five to 200 employees.
Karen has most recently taken on the important role of HR, which she
helped shape based on evolving business needs. Her company said: “Karen
is an unsung hero because of her often unrecognised role as the face of
Nephila when investors visit the office and when new employees join.
“Since the first impression is everything, making sure everything is
running smoothly and that someone is made to feel welcome is crucial.”