Brit Insurance appoints John King as Portfolio Director – Short Tail

Brit Insurance appoints John King as Portfolio Director – Short Tail
Leading London Market specialist joins Brit Global Markets
- Leading London Market specialist joins Brit Global Markets -

Brit Insurance Holdings PLC, (”Brit Insurance” or “The Group”), the international general insurance and reinsurance group, is pleased to announce the appointment of John King to the newly-created role of Portfolio Director - Short Tail. Reporting to Global Markets CEO Matthew Wilson, he takes up his new position on 5th May 2009. In this role, he will be responsible for the management and strategic development of the Global Markets Property, Marine and Accident & Health divisions.

John, who has 24 years’ experience in the London Market, joins Brit Insurance after five years with Beazley Group, latterly as an Underwriter on its D&F Property team. Previously, he held the roles of Head of Small Business, where he established himself as a lead underwriter, and Production Underwriter and Business Development Manager, with particular focus on broker relationship management and US property business. Prior to Beazley, he spent 17 years at Marsh, most of which were as North American and International Property Broker, responsible for a large portfolio of blue-chip US clients and the day to day management of broking teams. He began his career in Alexander Howden’s international Facultative department.

Matthew Wilson, Global Markets CEO, commented:

“With significant experience in underwriting, broking and management across various lines of business, John’s breadth of London Market knowledge and international expertise makes him the ideal choice for this portfolio management role. Our Global Markets business continues to attract the best industry talent and we are pleased to welcome John to our growing team”.

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