ArgoGlobal* announced the appointment of Ryan Barnes as head of Casualty for Syndicate 1200. He takes up his new role following the departure of Paul Kneafsey who has left ArgoGlobal to join Everest Re as active underwriter of its Lloyd’s Syndicate 2786.
Barnes joined ArgoGlobal in 2011 as professional indemnity class underwriter and brings over 15 years of underwriting experience. In his new role, Barnes will be tasked with the ongoing expansion and diversification of ArgoGlobal’s casualty portfolio. Barnes will report to Bruno Ritchie, director of Underwriting.
“I am very pleased to announce Ryan’s appointment as head of Casualty. He is a highly talented underwriter who has consistently demonstrated an exceptional level of technical acumen, portfolio management skill and strategic awareness. His drive and expertise will be key to the ongoing growth of our casualty portfolio,” said David Harris, managing director of ArgoGlobal.
“I would like to thank Paul for his tremendous service at ArgoGlobal. He has been a great asset to the syndicate over 16 years. I am certain that he will be a success in his next role and we wish him well,” Harris added.
* As Syndicate 1200, ArgoGlobal specializes in worldwide property, marine, energy, specialty, aerospace and non-U.S. liability business. The business started operations in 1999 and became a public company in 2006. In 2008 it joined Argo Group as Argo International, and in 2014 it was re-branded as ArgoGlobal.