BHSI Enters Australia Surety Market, Hiring Griffiths from Liberty Specialty to Lead Team

October 21, 2019

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) announced it is entering the surety market in Australia and has named Jonathan Griffiths as head of Surety, Australia.

BHSI will focus on providing contract surety solutions for large and mid-sized contractors throughout Australia. The company currently provides surety solutions in the U.S, Canada, U.K. & Europe and Asia.

Griffiths comes to BHSI with more than a decade of surety underwriting experience at Liberty Specialty Markets, where he was most recently head of Surety, Asia-Pacific, based in Sydney. Before that he held increasingly senior roles underwriting surety for Liberty in Australia as well as North America, the U.K. and Europe.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in business economics from London Metropolitan University in the U.K. and an associate in Fidelity and Surety Bonding certification. He has served as vice president of the Australian Surety Association since 2015.

Griffiths is based in BHSI’s office in Sydney and can be reached at

Source: Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI)

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