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Arch promotes Simon Williams to chief strategy & distribution officer

May 13, 2020

Arch Insurance International has announced the promotion of Simon Williams to the newly created role of chief strategy & distribution officer.

In his new role, Williams will have oversight of the generation and implementation of strategies designed to support business growth.

He will also assist in the alignment and development of the firm’s strategic objectives across the business, including underwriting, distribution, business development, marketing and communications.

Williams has over three decades of industry experience, having joined Arch Insurance International in 2018 as senior vice president, strategy and distribution.

Prior to that, he spent 22 years at Hiscox, most recently as a partner and head of marine & energy and wordings.

Hugh Sturgess, president & chief executive officer, Arch Insurance International, said: “Our decision to establish this role reflects the considerable growth — both organic and through acquisition — that has been achieved by Arch Insurance International in recent years.”

Adding: “It is vital that we achieve strategic alignment across our activities Simon is a clear fit for this role given his previous experience and his pivotal contribution to our acquisition of Barbican Group Holdings Limited in 2018.”

“I am confident that he and the team will play a central role in helping to set our strategic direction and support our continued growth.”