W. R. Berkley Corp. announced the appointment of Scott R. Barraclough as president of its excess and surplus lines insurer, Admiral Insurance
Barraclough is succeeding Steven S. Zeitman, who has been named chairman. The appointments are effective immediately.
Barraclough joined Admiral in 1996 and has held various financial and operational positions throughout his 20-year career with Admiral. Most recently, was executive vice president, a post he has held since 2012. He has also been regional vice president, chief financial officer and controller. Prior to joining Admiral, he was with KPMG US from 1990 to 1996.
Zeitman was named president of Admiral last June, succeeding James S. Carey who passed away in April of last year.
Zeitman has nearly 45 years of experience in the property/casualty insurance industry. Before becoming president of Admiral served as the insurer’s chief operating officer. He joined W. R. Berkley Corp. in 2004 as the founding president of Berkley Specialty Underwriting Managers.
Admiral is based in Mount Laurel, N.J. Its lines of business include general liability, professional liability, property and excess coverage. Its products are distributed by wholesale brokers.
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