Beazley has announced that its head of third-party complex claims, Beth Diamond, will succeed Anthony Hobkinson as group head of claims after Hobkinson’s retirement in February.
Diamond joined Beazley as a claims leader in 2006, becoming the company’s first claims representative in the United States. A trained lawyer, Diamond initially focused on cyber, technology and media claims before being promoted to lead complex claims in 2015. She will continue to be based in New York and will join the group’s executive committee.
“Our ability to deliver the high-quality claims service that is at the heart of Beazley’s proposition depends on our claims experts’ specialist knowledge of the customers and industries that we protect,” said Andrew Horton, CEO of Beazley. “Beth has been an intrinsic part of our business over the past 13 years, and I am extremely pleased she has accepted the role of head of claims. She brings extensive experience in managing a wide range of unique and complex claims over the past 13 years at Beazley and a strong focus on improving customer experiences.”
Horton also expressed appreciation for Hobkinson’s work as group head of claims.
“I would like to extend my gratitude to Anthony, who has helped us to build an award-winning claims service over the past decade, firstly as head of specialty lines claims, and then as group head of claims since 2011,” Horton said. “He has played an invaluable role in setting the strategic direction of our company as a member of the executive team. I am delighted that he will be working with Beth over the next four months to ensure a smooth transition before his next adventure.”