Arch Insurance International, part of Arch Capital Group Ltd has announced the promotion of James Croome to active underwriter and Marie Biggas to deputy active underwriter at Arch Syndicate 2012.
Both new roles are in addition to their existing underwriting management roles at Arch Insurance International.
Croome will be responsible for leading all activities relating to Syndicate 2012, including performance management, strategic planning and liaising with Lloyd’s.
He brings more than 15 years industry experience to the role and prior to this promotion he was vice president, Fine Art & Specie and will continue those responsibilities. He joined Arch in 2014 and previously served at QBE.
Biggas will work together with Croome to deliver on Syndicate 12’s strategic goals, further strengthen the Syndicate’s market position and look at new opportunities for profitable growth.
Prior to her promotion, Biggas was vice president, Terrorism and Political Violence and will continue to operate in this capacity in her new role. She joined Arch in 2014, having previously held underwriting roles at ACE Group, Chaucer Syndicates, and Amlin.
Lino Leoni, chief underwriting officer (CUO) of Specialty, Energy, Marine and Financial Lines at Arch Insurance International, commented: “We have put in place a very clear growth strategy for Syndicate 2012 to build on the considerable underwriting success achieved to date. Both James and Marie are exceptional underwriters who will drive forward this strategy in their new leadership roles. It is always gratifying to be able to promote those within our team and to be able to do so for these two critical roles is testament to the incredible talent that we have at every level within our organization.”
Hugh Sturgess, chief executive officer, Arch Insurance International, added: “James and Marie are part of a talented underwriting team in our London operations, and I am delighted that they will now be leading one of the two Arch Syndicates. Arch has established ambitious goals for its Lloyd’s businesses, and I am confident that they will succeed despite the current challenging market conditions. James and Marie will also continue to lead their respective underwriting units with further support from their expanding teams.”