HDI Global Specialty SE has named Kelly Callachan (pictured) its strategic relationship manager – a newly created role.
As strategic relationship manager, Callachan will be focused on growing HDI Global Specialty’s single risk business across Canada, with a focus on professional lines and aviation. She will also assist in the firm’s expansion into new specialist commercial lines and will report to HD Global Specialty SE Canada general manager Derek Spafford.
Callachan has more than 18 years of insurance industry experience; she joins HDI Global Specialty from Northbridge Insurance. At Northbridge Insurance, she was served most recently as director of sales and business development. She also held down roles as underwriting manager at Aon Reed Stenhouse and as account manager at Waddell Group.
“I am delighted to welcome Kelly to the business at this important time in our development as we expand our current capabilities and extend into new segments over the next year,” said Spafford. “The creation of this new role and Kelly’s appointment underline our commitment to both enhancing and expanding our market presence and offering across Canada.”
“I am thrilled to be joining the team at HDI Global Specialty at this exciting time in its development and am looking forward to playing my part in growing the business in Canada, both in existing lines and as we enter new ones,” commented Callachan.
Last month, HDI Global Specialty appointed Thierno Bah as national underwriting manager, professional liability in Canada. Bah is responsible for expanding the company’s existing architects and engineers book, and he oversees the development of the company’s E&O offering in Canada.