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Aspen appoints Clive Edwards as CEO for UK & managing agency

September 13, 2019

Bermuda based Aspen Insurance Holdings has promoted Clive Edwards to chief executive officer of Aspen Insurance UK Limited (AIUK) and Aspen managing Agency Limited (AMAL). He will succeed Mike Cain who has been appointed to the role of group chief operating officer.

Edwards previously served as co-chief underwriting officer of AIUK and has been with Aspen since 2002. He has been writing non-marine commercial lines insurance since joining the Commercial Union in 1980, and has previously held market development and account management positions at Midland Bank Insurance Brokers, London & Edinburgh, Norwich Union and Wellington Underwriting.

Aspen has named Henry MacHale and Jamie Lewis as the co-chief underwriting officer’s for AIUK, for insurance and reinsurance respectively, subject to regulatory approval. They will retain their roles as global head of specialty for Aspen Insurance; and head of London, Aspen Re, and specialty re global product head respectively. Lewis will also retain his role as deputy active underwriter of Aspen’s Lloyd’s syndicate 4711.

Mark Cloutier, executive chairman and group chief executive officer, commented: “Clive was part of the original team at the outset of Aspen and has continually demonstrated an outstanding capability as an underwriting leader. His proven experience and expertise, and the high esteem in which he is held in the UK market, make him very well qualified to take on these roles.”