ACE announced the appointment of two new Environmental Risk Underwriters to its London based Environmental Liability team – Robert Wade and Hayley Dixon, both experienced professionals with strong scientific backgrounds.
The two will join Emma Bartolo, London and Southeast Environmental Risk Manager, Chris Strong, Regional Environmental Risk Manager, and Tom Hillier, who, in addition to managing the London Corporate Casualty business, will oversee ACE’s UK and Ireland Environmental Liability operations.
The team will be responsible for “working with brokers to develop environmental liability programs, bolstering the reputation ACE’s Environmental Liability team has cultivated for high standards of client service and comprehensive advice,” said the bulletin.
Wade joins ACE from Chartis Insurance where he acted as an Underwriter in the Environmental Impairment Liability department. He formerly worked for URS Corporation Ltd as a Senior Environmental Consultant within the Transactions and Compliance team. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science as well as an Associate Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (AIEMA).
Dixon joins ACE from Conestoga-Rovers & Associates Ltd where she worked as an Environmental Consultant providing both scientific advice to clients as well as guidance on environmental legislation and standards. She formerly worked for our years as an Environmental Engineer at Golder Associates (UK) Ltd. She holds a BSc (Hons) and MSc in Environmental Science in addition to being an Associate Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (AIEMA).
Phil Sharpe, Director of Casualty & Major Risks pointed out that “environmental Liability has become an increasingly important risk for UK businesses, as well as for us as an insurer.” The new team members “are a demonstration of ACE’s commitment to offering unmatched expertise and developing pragmatic and robust liability programs for a complex and evolving sector,” he added.