QBE’s Lingafelter to Head Berkshire Hathaway Specialty in Australasia as Colahan Moves to UK, Europe

June 4, 2018

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has appointed Mark Lingafelter as president, BHSI, Australasia. He assumes responsibility for the BHSI Australasia region from Chris Colahan, who is moving into the role of president of the specialty insurance operation in the UK & Europe.

Lingafelter, who will be based in BHSI’s Sydney office, was most recently chief underwriting officer, Asia Pacific for QBE Insurance. Before that he spent more than 11 years as managing director at Chubb of Australia.

Colahan joined BHSI in February 2015, previously serving as the chief executive officer of Asia and Hong Kong, for the RSA Insurance Group. He will be based in the London office.

BHSI provides commercial property, casualty, healthcare, executive and professional lines, and marine insurance.

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