Arch Insurance Australia (Arch) has announced the promotion of Aisling Hegarty to southern region underwriting manager for professional indemnity, and Steven Gaitanis to southern region underwriting manager for executive assurance.
In their new roles, both Hegarty and Gaitanis are responsible for building broker relationships and driving further growth across different areas in Southern Australia, including Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, and the Northern Territory.
Hegarty now reports to Anthony Hinde, national manager for professional indemnity. She has over seven years of experience in the financial lines sector, first joining Arch in 2019 as senior underwriter for professional indemnity. Prior to her work in Arch, she held underwriting roles at Vero, Chubb, and Zurich.
“Aisling is a highly respected practitioner who has been central to the expansion of our PI business,” said Hinde. “Her promotion is thoroughly deserved, and she will play a leading role in further supporting our growth ambitions.”
Gaitanis, meanwhile, reports to Paula Ritchie, national manager for executive assurance. Like Hegarty, he first joined Arch in 2019 as a senior underwriter for executive assurance. Gaitanis has over 15 years of experience in the insurance industry and has worked at CGU insurance and Aon Risk Services.
“Steven has a deserved reputation for building lasting and responsive relationships and delivering informed solutions that respond to the needs of brokers and our mutual clients,” said Ritchie. “I have no doubt that he will excel in his new role and play a major part in the further expansion of our executive assurance portfolio.”