Berkshire (BHSI) makes two key underwriting leadership promotions

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has announced two key underwriting leadership promotions.

The company has confirmed that Hilary Browne has been promoted to the role of Deputy Global Chief Underwriting Officer, and Cameron Holmes has also been named Global Underwriting Officer, Property for Energy and Construction.

Browne brings nearly 25 years of industry experience towards her new role. She joined BHSI in 2019 as Country Manager, Ireland, and Head of Casualty for Europe, and most recently served as Global Chief Underwriting Officer, Casualty and Healthcare, and Deputy Head of Europe.

As she assumes her new role, her Europe region responsibilities will transition to Alessandro Cerase, who was recently appointed Head of BHSI Europe Region, while she retains responsibility for global casualty and healthcare underwriting.

BHSI also confirmed that in her new role Browne will provide executive oversight for the company’s global A&H underwriting, multinational underwriting and support, and underwriting affairs.

Tremor - The modern way to place reinsurance

In her new role, she will continue to be based in Dublin and will report to David Fields, Global Chief Underwriting Officer, BHSI.

Fields commented on Browne’s promotion: Hilary has made exceptional contributions to BHSI, both as a member of our Europe leadership team, as well as in her global casualty and healthcare underwriting officer capacity. With the growth of BHSI’s global underwriting portfolio, the time is right to strengthen our global underwriting leadership, and Hilary’s contributions at BHSI and in the industry make her ideal for this role.”

Elsewhere, Holmes has held the role of Head of Property Technical Lines at BHSI in Australia since 2018. He joined the company in 2015, taking on the role of Property Energy and Construction Manager.

Overall, he has more than 20 years of experience in engineering and technical lines property insurance. As he assumes his new role, he will continue to be based in Sydney and will report to Dean LaPierre, BHSI’s Global Chief Underwriting Officer, Property and Marine.

Addressing Holmes’ promotion, LaPierre said: “Cam has played a key role in growing our property and technical lines business in Australia. As a member of our global underwriting leadership team, he will make a broader contribution to our business working with our regional underwriting teams as they provide customers and brokers worldwide with the stability of BHSI’s financially strong capacity, our long-term market commitment, and our underwriting expertise.”

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Source link