Brit Appoints Courchaine, Canna to New General Liability Team for U.S.

May 15, 2015

Global specialty insurer Brit PLC has named Steve Courchaine as senior vice president to launch a new General Liability team for Brit Global Specialty USA.

Courchaine was formerly chief underwriting officer of IFG and has 30 years of experience underwriting casualty business.

Courchaine will write Excess and Surplus General Liability on a primary and excess basis targeting manufacturing, construction and premises risks through wholesale brokers.

The move extends Brit Global Specialty USA’s property and specialty package offering to include the mono-line casualty market.

Courchaine will be joined by Peter Canna as vice president, Underwriting. Canna, a former colleague of Courchaine, comes to Brit from Everest.

The team will be based in Hartford, Conn. and aim to begin writing business in June, subject to Lloyd’s approval, the company said.

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