CNA Appoints Execs to Hardy’s Energy, Marine, Aviation Team

November 6, 2014

CNA Financial Corporation announced several senior appointments to the Energy, Marine and Aviation (EMA) team of London-based Hardy (Underwriting Agencies) Limited, an independent wholly-owned, indirect subsidiary of CNA, naming Carl Day to head of EMA for Hardy, effective early 2015. He most recently managed the upstream energy account at Hiscox.

Additional changes within the EMA business unit were listed as follows:
• Howard Potter, CNA Insurance Company Limited (CNA Europe) head of Cargo and Specie, will assume overall responsibility for both Hardy and CNA Europe’s Cargo and Specie accounts.
• Wayne Murphy joins to lead the aviation book effective November 3. He has over 23 years’ experience in global aviation markets including New York, Dubai and Australia, most recently serving at Swiss Re.
• Kevin Massey, who joined the team last year as senior underwriter for Marine Liability, will now lead Marine Liability.
• Tim Howard-Smith joined as senior underwriter to lead Marine Hull on October 20. He has been employed in the Lloyd’s market since 1978, most recently serving with Argenta Syndicate Management Ltd.

David Brosnan, chief executive of Hardy and CNA Europe noted “commitment to serving Energy, Marine and Aviation where Hardy has traditionally operated from a position of strength.” He indicated the enhanced executive team would “continue building depth and breadth of expertise and leveraging our global platform to further execute on our international strategy.” ”

Patrick Gage, Chief Underwriting Officer for Hardy and CNA Europe said: “I’m delighted that we continue to attract top quality underwriting talent to the business and combine it effectively with the strong foundations we’ve already laid.”

“These changes allow us to build scale in our chosen market sectors and ensure clear reporting lines for the underwriting team at Hardy. I’m pleased with the progress we’re achieving and expect to make further announcements on new talent in the near future.”

Source: CNA Financial

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