W.R. Berkley Names Kamford to New Role; Welt as Senior VP

W. R. Berkley Corp. in Greenwich, Conn. has appointed Peter L. Kamford, senior vice president, to a newly created position. Kamford’s new responsibility will be to co-head the placement of the company’s ceded reinsurance programs along with senior vice president Robert W. Gosselink.

The company also named Philip S. Welt senior vice president. Welt will have responsibility for the company’s operating units that were previously overseen by Kamford.

Kamford has served as senior vice president since 2005, working with several of the company’s admitted specialty lines operating units. He has 30 years of experience in property casualty reinsurance, previously serving as managing director of Guy Carpenter & Company where he was responsible as a reinsurance intermediary for placement of significant reinsurance programs.

Welt began his tenure with W. R. Berkley Corp. in 2004 and has served as vice president – senior counsel. Previously, he was an assistant general counsel – mergers and acquisitions at a major international insurer and a corporate associate with the New York law offices of Davis Polk & Wardwell.

W. R. Berkley Corp. is an insurance holding company that operates in five segments of the property/casualty insurance business: specialty insurance, regional insurance, alternative markets, reinsurance, and international.