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Everest Insurance announce a series of leadership appointments

April 22, 2021

Everest Insurance has announced four leadership changes to its financial and professional liability business division. 

John Humphreys has been appointed head of financial institutions and will have responsibility for leading and developing the financial and professional liability portfolio.  

Humphreys succeeds Charlie Higham, who was promoted to head of financial and professional liability in January.

Matt Gallagher has been named head of executive solutions, taking on responsibility and oversight of the public company D&O portfolio. In this capacity, he will oversee a team of underwriters focused on delivering insurance solutions for public companies.

Gallagher succeeds Alan Lutz, who was recently named national head of strategic relations for Everest Specialty Underwriters.

Ayesha West has been appointed head of cyber liability and will have responsibility and oversight of the Cyber portfolio. She will be responsible for leading the growth and management of cyber liability coverage and solutions across industries.

Meanwhile, Tim Barry has been appointed to the newly created role of head of asset management, reporting to John Humphreys. 

Barry will be responsible for driving specialisation and innovation to provide unique insurance solutions to financial institution customers, including investment advisers and mutual fund families. 

Charlie Higham said: “We remain committed to providing financial and professional liability insurance solutions backed by superior service. These changes in leadership are a testament to our deep bench of exceptional talent and the focus on aligning top talent to maximize current and future market opportunity.”