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Argo Group appoints Wharton as head of Argo Insurance Bermuda

January 08, 2019

Argo Group has appointed Bill Wharton as head of Argo Insurance Bermuda, with immediate effect.

Wharton will continue as head of professional lines in Bermuda. Wharton succeeds Nigel Mortimer who moves into a new role leading the company’s international casualty business from its London office.

As head of Argo Insurance Bermuda, Wharton will report to Matt Harris, head of international.

Mortimer will report to Steve Eccles, international chief underwriting officer (CUO).

Wharton has over 23 years of industry experience. He joined Argo in 2015 as an underwriting manager. Prior to joining Argo, he was head of financial lines, Asia at Catlin. Before that, he served as CUO for XL Group’s professional lines, underwriting activities outside the U.S. and Bermuda. He was vice president, professional lines for XL Insurance in Bermuda.

Mortimer joined Argo in 2009. He has been responsible for the company’s international insurance operations (with the exception of Lloyd’s Syndicate 1200), having helped build the company’s insurance operations in Bermuda, Brazil, Continental Europe and Dubai.

Before joining Argo, Mortimer served a number of years in XL’s Bermuda operations as underwriting manager of its casualty operations, as well as SVP and director of product development focused on driving profitable growth throughout XL’s global network. Mortimer has also worked in Bermuda, New York, London and Australia for the likes of; Chubb Corporation, Zurich International and Zurich Re. 

Harris commented: “We have a strong international platform with a deep bench of high-performing leaders,”

Adding: “This latest change leverages Bill and Nigel’s respective areas of expertise and proven records of success to continue to profitably grow the business.”