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Argo appoints Harris as international operations head

December 18, 2018

Argo Group has appointed Matt Harris as group head of its international operations, effective 1 January.

He takes over from Jose Hernandez, who will become international operations chair and will be responsible for leading strategic initiatives across the company.

Both Harris and Hernandez will report to Argo CEO Mark Watson.

In his new role, Harris will lead the carrier’s international insurance operations, including the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Bermuda.

He joined Argo in 2017 and was previously responsible for a large portion of Argo’s international business, including Europe, Asia and the Middle East. 

Prior to that, he held a number of senior roles at AIG, including leading its South East Asia country operations, CEO of AIG Malaysia Insurance and CEO of AIG New Zealand. Earlier in his career, Harris served as chief representative for Insurance Australia Group in Mumbai, India.