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Canopius names Winch as A&H head

October 29, 2018

Canopius has strengthened its accident & health (A&H) team with the appointment of Alan Winch as head of the division.

Winch joins Canopius from Tokio Marine Kiln (TMK), where he latterly served as department head of A&H, having joined Kiln in 2005.

He will be joined by former colleague Tim Prifti in December 2019, who resigned from TMK in June following a “reshaping” of its A&H division.

They will also be joined by Henry Brigstocke in October 2018 and Lewis Kateley in January 2019.

Canopius said the four hires build on its existing portfolio written by Mike Dickson and Dominic Ryeland, adding that it plans to meaningfully increase its offering, including excess of loss reinsurance.

The expanded A&H business, which forms part of the Lloyd’s carrier’s specialty practice, will report to head of specialty Bernie de Haldevang.

De Haldevang commented: “We are truly delighted to welcome Alan and the new members of the team. Success results from the quality of people we are able to offer our brokers, irrespective of market conditions or the march of technology. Alan and the team are an investment in this pursuit.”