Ironshore Names Whitehead Chief Underwriting Officer for Special Casualty

Ironshore Inc. has named Kevin Whitehead as executive vice president and chief underwriting officer of the Specialty Casualty unit. He will be responsible for setting underwriting guidelines and strategies for existing and new product lines for Specialty Casualty nationwide.

He is based in the New York office, reporting to Tim McAuliffe, president of Ironshore Specialty Casualty.

Whitehead has 25 years’ experience in underwriting and managing specialty lines for leading insurance companies. He joins Ironshore from Zurich, where he served as senior vice president and head of Excess Casualty for seven years. In 2011, Whitehead led the newly formed Excess Casualty unit for Global Corporate in North America.

After 10 years with Chubb Insurance Co., he served as underwriter for the Casualty Facultative Reinsurance Unit at CNA Re in the East Region. He has held various senior management positions with AIG, including executive vice president and head of National Accounts Excess Casualty for American Home.