Torus Adds Personnel for New UK-based Property Team

January 20, 2010

Torus announced that it is in the process of establishing a London-based property tem to serve the UK. David Ring joins the Company to lead the new operations as UK Head of General Property. He is responsible for managing and growing the UK and European general property underwriting portfolio.

Torus also announced the appointment of Kelly Sanders and Chris Ray as Senior Underwriters, reporting to Ring.

Before joining Torus Ring was with RSA for over 20 years and worked in “a variety of property underwriting roles around the world, including the UK, Europe and North America,” said the bulletin. “Most recently he was head of commercial lines underwriting for the insurer’s international businesses, which included Canada, Scandinavia, Italy and Ireland, having spent two years in Denmark as Global Property Portfolio Manager for the insurer’s Nordic business.

Sanders joins Torus from FM Global where, as Account Manager, she was the key interface with clients and brokers for insurance products and services, engineering and claims services. Prior to FM Global she was Property Underwriter for Vero Insurance.

Ray joins from HDI Gerling Industrial Insurance Company where he was Senior Global Property Underwriter. He has over 30 years of property underwriting experience and spent the majority of his career at AXA Corporate Solutions, reaching the position of Senior International Property Underwriter in 1999.

Steve Fomchenko, Global Head of General Property and to whom Mr. Ring will report, stated: “Having a dedicated team of General Property underwriters in London demonstrates our commitment to brokers and clients in the UK and European markets. It’s a great way to start the New Year!”

Source: Torus – www.torusinsurance.com

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