Canopius has announced four new hires at its recently-established branch, Canopius Australia & Pacific in Sydney, which has also gained binding authority approval from Lloyd’s.
In a statement, the global specialty re/insurer said that the appointments support its ambition to expand in the Asia-Pacific region by targeting a combination of SME business via coverholders and wholesale direct and facultative.
Suzanne White has joined as accident & health underwriter from Woodina Underwriting Agency. She brings almost 20 years of experience to the company, having worked for Aon Risk Solutions, ACE and Beazley.
Jeanene Hill will join the Sydney office, effective August 06, from Talbot Underwriting Ltd, as head of coverholders and binding authority, Asia-Pacific. She had previously worked for Berkley Re, Munich Re and Willis Re and has held both underwriting and broking roles throughout her over 30-year career.
Hill will be supported by Ann Gi Ho, who joins as portfolio manager, coverholders and delegated authority from Talbot Underwriting Ltd, where she was assistant delegated authorities’ manager. Prior to Talbot, she worked for QBE Syndicate in Singapore.
Subhadra Vasilevski has also joined Canopius as finance, compliance & operations manager. She had previously worked for XL Catlin in operations roles since 2006.
“I am very pleased to announce the appointment of these high-calibre, well-respected individuals, whose joining will accelerate Canopius’s expansion across the APAC region,” said Claudio Saita, head of Australia & Pacific, Canopius Group. “Further appointments will be announced shortly, as we continue to develop our proposition as a committed, technology-enabled and locally empowered carrier.”