Arch Insurance onboards new underwriting manager for key unit

New addition will oversee activities across Australia and the Pacific region

Arch Insurance onboards new underwriting manager for key unit

Insurance News

By Abigail Adriatico

Arch Insurance Australia (Arch) recently announced the appointment of Nick Wood as its new national property underwriting manager. In a Press release, Arch revealed that Wood will be responsible for managing activities across Australia and the Pacific region.

Before taking up this new role, Wood was previously the head of property Asia Pacific at Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty. During his time there, he oversaw managing aspects of the commercial property portfolio across the region. He was also part of the American International Group as head of property & special risks in Greater China & Australasia, and he also had property roles at Ace Insurance, Zurich Australia, and RSA.

“We are delighted to have someone of Nick’s calibre and market standing join us as we continue to strengthen our broker proposition across the region,” said Dominic Brannigan, regional manager of Arch. “He has a customer-focused mindset and brings a wealth of knowledge, broker relationships and management experience to the role.”

Wood will be based in Sydney and is tasked to support Arch’s broker partners across the region. He is also set to seek opportunities to expand Arch’s property line of business and deliver on its strategy for growth. He will report to Brannigan and Paul Keeley, head of property for Arch Insurance International.

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