Peter Jones has retired from his position as secretary general of the Berne Union, with immediate effect.

He joined the insurance body in May 2012, after holding senior roles at Miga, Export Development Canada, the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and ANZ.

His role will be managed by Fabrice Morel, deputy secretary general and Abbey Sturrock, assistant director, until the union appoints a replacement.

A representative of the Berne Union has told GTR that they are unable to comment further on when the replacement is expected to be named.