Brit Ltd, a leading global specialty insurer and reinsurer, has announced the promotion of Marie Hill (pictured) to the role of group head of claims. In her new position, Hill will be responsible for leading Brit’s global claims practice and overseeing the team servicing Lloyd’s Syndicates 2987, 2988, and 1618 (Ki).
A Chartered insurer and associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute, Hill has 20 years of London Market experience spanning claims and underwriting roles. She most recently served as deputy group head of claims.
According to Hill’s profile on Brit’s website, her technical expertise in US professional lines was the main reason for her joining the company in 2014. She has since expanded her remit considerably to encompass a number of other classes, short and long tail.
Additionally, Hill’s professional interest has evolved towards the effective development of people and teams in the claims department. She believes that developing the skills and knowledge of claims professionals is crucial in maximising the value that claims can offer to insurance businesses in today’s rapidly evolving environment.
Commenting on Hill’s promotion, Brit chief operations officer Sheel Sawhney said in a release: “We are delighted to promote Marie to group head of claims. She brings an excellent track record for complex case management and market leadership, which will further strengthen our recent achievements in claims technology and innovation designed to help customers when they need us the most.
“As a passionate advocate for the claims function, Marie will continue to drive our leadership role in the market. Marie is also a strong contributor to D&I (diversity and inclusion) and mentoring initiatives, both within Brit and in the wider market, and will help us retain, develop, and attract outstanding claims talent.”
Brit’s claims approach features what the company believes are market-leading initiatives, such as the use of machine learning and aerial imagery to expedite post-event settlements. In Brit’s view, innovation and service are helping move the market closer to a fully digitalised claims adjusting and settlement process.