Catlin Appoints Two Chief Underwriting Officers for London Hub

September 9, 2014

Paul Greensmith and Jonathan Gale have been appointed chief underwriting officers for Catlin Group Limited’s London hub, with primary responsibilities including insurance and reinsurance, respectively.

Greensmith joins Catlin from RSA. Gale is currently a Catlin underwriting director for the London hub.

They will report to Andrew McMellin, who – as announced last month – will become CEO of Catlin’s London hub during the first half of 2015.

Nicolas Burkinshaw, who currently serves as chief underwriting officer of Catlin’s London hub, will assume a new role commensurate with his experience and seniority in early 2015.

Greensmith has held a wide variety of underwriting and other managerial positions at RSA since joining the company’s graduate training scheme in 1997. Most recently, he served as Global Specialty Lines Director-UK & Western Europe and Group Risk Managing Director, responsible for a 900-person team underwriting specialty lines and large property/casualty accounts in London, the UK regional market and Europe.

Gale has been an underwriting director for Catlin’s London hub since 2008 and has served as deputy active underwriter of the Catlin Syndicate. He joined Catlin in 2002 in London to underwrite the medical malpractice and specialty casualty reinsurance account before moving to Bermuda in early 2004 as underwriting director for Catlin Bermuda. He has been member of Catlin’s Group Underwriting Board since its formation in 2004.

Chief Executive Stephen Catlin expressed his delight that “Greensmith has chosen to join Catlin, primarily responsible for our London-based insurance underwriting operations;” adding that his “strong record of achievement at RSA makes him an ideal candidate to join Catlin’s leadership team.

He also congratulated Gale “upon his promotion to lead our London reinsurance operations, among other responsibilities. Jon was instrumental in the development of Catlin Bermuda and has played an increasingly important role in the management of our London operations for the past five years.”

Catlin went on to say that “Nick Burkinshaw will assume a new, important role with Catlin. Nick has been an integral part of Catlin for the past 22 years, and his experience, knowledge and talents are important assets for the Group.”

Source: Catlin Group Limited

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