Landmark announces new head of D&O liability

Landmark announces new head of D&O liability | Insurance Business Australia

Landmark announces new head of D&O liability

Landmark has appointed Alistair Sandilands as its new head of directors & officers liability for the Australasia and ASEAN regions, effective on June 01, 2021.

Sandilands started his career in 1989, working for 13 years in the Lloyd's of London and UK markets – including eight years with Hiscox Ltd before moving to Sydney, Australia, to work with Chubb. He also set up XL's (now AXA XL) Asia Pac financial lines book and became ACE's national D&O and SME financial lines manager before establishing and running HDI Global's ASEAN financial lines for eight years.

In his new role, Sandilands will be based in Australia and will work alongside Andrew Owen, the head of UK and Europe D&O at Landmark.

Commenting on his new role, Sandilands said: “I am delighted about joining Landmark after spending over 30 years working for leading insurers in different countries. This opportunity based in Australia presents the logical next stage in my career. Landmark continues to grow their global footprint in a controlled way, which made my decision easy, with an exciting and fresh approach to their further expansion plans.”

Landmark group chief executive officer Ross Lazaroo-Hood said Sandilands's skills and industry partnerships will help him quickly gain momentum in developing the company's D&O product throughout the Australasia and ASEAN regions.

“I am very pleased to be welcoming Alistair to the Landmark family and into another key appointment created through our exciting expansion plans for Landmark,” said Lazaroo-Hood. “He has a very impressive amount of experience gained both in Australia and the rest of the world.”