Beazley appoints Wilson as new head of open market

Beazley has appointed Simon Wilson as head of open market. An experienced underwriter in primary and excess property D&F products, Wilson will join Beazley in mid-January 2022, and will be based at the company’s London headquarters.

He joins Beazley from Hiscox, where he underwrote a large primary and excess portfolio, covering territories worldwide in property, mining, power generation and downstream energy. Prior to this, he was a senior technical underwriter at CNA Hardy, where he managed a global portfolio encompassing primary and excess of loss business as an established lead market within Lloyd’s.

Richard Montminy, group head of property at Beazley, said: “Simon is an experienced Lloyd’s-based underwriter with deep expertise and technical knowledge in both primary and excess property D&F products. His appointment demonstrates our continued investment in the open market space, and we are looking forward to working with him to find progressive solutions to increasingly complex market demands.”

Wilson's role will involve directing and managing the open market – UK/RoW teams, underwriting open market accounts within the property team and providing expert insight on market issues.

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