Specialist insurer Beazley has made several senior hires to expand its environmental liability insurance team in the U.S. The Beazley environmental team now has 20 associates across the U.S., with local underwriting and claims contacts in every region.
Chris Biddle, formerly with XL Catlin, has joined Beazley as an environmental liability underwriter. Biddle joins Beazley from XL Catlin where he worked for almost 20 years, most recently serving as West regional manager for environmental liability business. Prior to that, he worked as an environmental consultant. Biddle will be based in Beazley’s Philadelphia office.
Nathaniel Martin also recently joined Beazley’s environmental team and is based in New York. Martin most recently managed a $42 million book of business for AIG as vice president and regional manager of the environmental division, in AIG’s New York office.
Other new senior hires on Beazley’s environmental team over the past few months include Courtney Salinas, formerly with AIG, who is based in Houston, and Miles Foxworth, formerly with Ironshore, who is based in Chicago.
Jayne Cunningham is Beazley’s environmental focus group leader.
Beazley covers ongoing fixed site operations, contractor’s pollution liability and brownfield site remediation, for risks ranging in size from single-site habitational, commercial and retail locations to scheduled portfolios of industrial, treatment, storage and disposal facilities and petroleum bulk storage facilities, with limits of up to $25,000,000. Key target industry sectors include manufacturing, industrial, real estate, hospitals and schools. In addition to its fixed site policy, Beazley also provides operational coverage to businesses that may face claims for polluting the premises of third parties, as well as professional liability coverage for environmental consultants.
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