Arch appoints new head for accident & health

Senior underwriter promotion also announced

Arch appoints new head for accident & health

Life & Health

By Kenneth Araullo

Arch Insurance International (Arch) has officially announced significant changes within its accident & health (A&H) division, with Sebastian Terry (pictured above, left) being appointed as the head of A&H and Georgina Raeburn (pictured above, right) stepping into the role of senior A&H underwriter, both promotions effective immediately.

In his new position, Terry will oversee the underwriting operations for Arch's A&H portfolio, which offers a wide array of coverages including accidental death, both permanent and temporary total disablement, and sports disability insurance.

Operating out of London, Terry will directly report to Chris Rackliffe, the head of contingency at Arch.

With a background spanning two decades in A&H underwriting, Terry's career at Arch began in 2004, and he has since ascended from a senior A&H underwriter role. This leadership transition also occurs as Dennis Matthews retires after an eight-year tenure leading the team, leaving a legacy of strong leadership and expertise.

Meanwhile, Raeburn's promotion comes as a continuation of her trajectory at Arch, which she joined in 2019 following the acquisition of Barbican, coupled with her experience at Starr Insurance, enhancing her role within the division.

Lino Leoni, chief underwriting officer for short tail lines at Arch, commented on these strategic promotions, highlighting the depth of talent within the A&H team.

“Seb is an outstanding underwriter and highly respected in the market, both by our peers and brokers, making him the perfect choice to lead the team,” Leoni said. “I am confident that under his leadership we will continue to grow our relevance and deliver high quality service for our brokers. I’m also delighted for Georgina’s well-deserved promotion which reflects both her technical expertise and strength of broker relationships.”

Leoni also extended gratitude towards Matthews for his contributions to the company and the A&H division's success, wishing him well in his retirement.

In other recent developments, the group’s reinsurance division has also announced the promotion of three key senior executives to bolster its operations.

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