Canopius Group selects underwriting head

Insurance veteran will lead company’s portfolio across three global regions

Canopius Group selects underwriting head

Insurance News

By Ryan Smith

Specialty (re)insurer Canopius Group has announced the appointment of Sam Harrison as group chief underwriting officer.

In his new role, Harrison will report to Canopius Group CEO Neil Robertson and will join the Canopius leadership team.

Harrison joins the company from QBE Insurance, where he has spent most of his 30-year insurance career. He most recently served as QBE’s group CUO. in that role, Harrison oversaw a large portfolio of underwriting businesses across 27 counties. He led business in the UK, Australia, the US and Asia.

In his new role, Harrison will lead Canopius Group’s portfolio across its three regional business units in London, the US and Bermuda, and the Asia-Pacific region.

“We are delighted to welcome Sam to Canopius,” Robertson said. “Canopius is now underway with a transformational three-year growth plan that will see us cement our status as a leading global specialty P&C (re)insurer.”

“At Canopius, I see an opportunity to advance an underwriting philosophy, to develop a function that achieves ambitious underwriting targets year on year and to lead an enviable pool of global underwriting talent,” Harrison said. “I am very excited to begin working with a fantastic group of people within what I have already seen is a positive and winning culture. I also look forward to rolling up my sleeves and getting down to work with the new and ambitious management team that has been built at Canopius.”

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