MS Amlin names new head of reinsurance

He will also join the company's executive team

MS Amlin names new head of reinsurance


By Kenneth Araullo

MS Amlin has officially announced Sam Geddes as its new head of reinsurance & deputy chief underwriting officer (CUO), pending regulatory consent.

Geddes will lead the reinsurance teams for the firm, which contribute to approximately a third of the company’s premium income. He will also maintain his role as deputy CUO and become a member of the company’s executive committee.

Having joined MS Amlin in April 2021, Geddes brings over two decades of international market expertise to his new position, with significant experience in Hong Kong and New York.

His career also includes a stint as deputy active underwriter at Everest Global Markets, starting in 2016, and prior senior roles at Kiln Syndicate 510 and MSIG Syndicate 3210.

Geddes, who previously served as head of property & allied lines at MS Amlin, will assume his new responsibilities immediately, continuing to report to Martin Burke, the chief underwriting officer.

“Sam brings such knowledge and experience in leadership to our reinsurance division, and having had such a positive impact on our property division, I know under his guidance the team will thrive,” Burke said.

New head of property for MS Amlin

The vacancy left by Geddes will be filled by Simon Morgan, who was previously head of property delegated authority at MS Amlin. Morgan will oversee the company’s property division, which encompasses commercial property “D&F,” property binders, and auto.

Morgan, who joined MS Amlin in September 2022, brings more than 20 years of experience in the property market. He arrived at MS Amlin from Hiscox, where he managed a $500 million portfolio as divisional director for property during his 15-year tenure.

Before Hiscox, Morgan also served as a property underwriter at Kiln.

“Simon’s appointment is equally positive, given his breadth of experience, sector expertise and the depth of both his broker and client relationships,” Burke said. “He has established a reputation within the business as an insightful and knowledgeable leader, and will continue to build on the foundation created by Sam, over the last three years.”

In separate news, the company also announced Sam Phibbs as its new head of catastrophe research.

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