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BHSI UK and Southern Europe moves into casualty with Leeks hire

May 16, 2017

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has entered the UK and southern European casualty market with the appointment of Martin Leeks.

The carrier will write public and products liability insurance in the UK, Ireland and southern Europe, and employer’s liability insurance in the UK and Ireland.

Leeks will serve as senior vice president of casualty for UK and Southern Europe, joining from Mitsui Sumitomo at Lloyd’s where he was class underwriter from UK liabilities.

Prior to that, he was senior underwriter at Chartis and held casualty underwriting roles at Ace and Zurich.

Commenting on the hire, BHSI UK and Southern Europe president Tom Bolt said: “Under Martin’s leadership, we look forward to building out our casualty team in the region and bringing to market creative solutions with the financial strength and long-term underwriting focus of BHSI.

“Martin’s wealth of casualty underwriting expertise, coupled with our broad appetite and stable capacity, will translate to solutions that serve customers well for years to come,” he said.

Earlier this year, BHSI hired three underwriting staff for its London office including Richard Nathan who was appointed head of property lines, Patrick Brown as head of executive and professional liability and Andrew Walker as head of claims.