Argo Group names chief financial officer

Incoming CFO to arrive on March 01

Argo Group names chief financial officer

Insurance News

By Terry Gangcuangco

Scott Kirk is succeeding Jay Bullock as chief financial officer of Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd.

In a release, the specialty insurance underwriter said Kirk will assume the CFO post on March 01. His predecessor’s planned departure from Argo, at the time pending the appointment of a replacement, was announced last year.

“We would like to thank Jay for his long tenure and numerous contributions to the company,” commented chief executive Kevin J. Rehnberg. “We wish him all the best in the future.”

Meanwhile the incoming CFO, who was chief financial officer at Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd until April 2020, brings experience from the likes of Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd and KPMG. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, as well as in Australia.

Board chairman Thomas A. Bradley noted: “Scott’s deep expertise in the specialty insurance business and vast experience in finance is a strong fit for Argo as we look to pursue profitable growth and increased shareholder value.

“We are confident in Scott’s leadership and proud to have him on the team.”

Additionally, Rehnberg pointed to the CFO’s “tremendous background” in similar roles within the specialty insurance space. The CEO also believes that it’s “an exciting time” to come onboard as Argo builds on and executes plans to continue to grow.

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