Arch Insurance International, part of Arch Capital Group Ltd., has today announced the appointment of Simon Williams to the position of active underwriter, Syndicate 1955. He will be supported by David Slade as deputy active underwriter, who has held the position since Syndicate 1955 was part of Barbican Insurance Group.
In this role, Williams is responsible for the overall strategic development of Syndicate 1955 focusing on measures to further enhance profitability and strengthen the syndicate’s market position. This role aligns and combines with his current role as chief strategy and distribution officer for Arch Insurance International.
A highly experienced insurance practitioner, Williams joined Arch Insurance International in 2018 as senior vice president, Strategy and Distribution. Prior to this, he spent 22 years at Hiscox, most latterly as divisional head of Marine and Energy as well as head of Wordings.
With more than 25 years of insurance market experience, Slade joined Syndicate 1955 in 2013, having previously been deputy head of Global Property for Travelers Syndicate. Other roles have included property class underwriter at Catlin Group and placing broker at Sedgwick Insurance Brokers.
Source: Arch Insurance International
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