Lloyd’s managing agency AEGIS London has appointed leading underwriter Lizzie Powell to the newly created role of Head of Specialty Delegated Facilities.
Joining from Canopius Group, where she’s held the role of Head of Special Risk since 2017, Powell will build out the diversified follow portfolio that complements AEGIS London’s strong performing core account whilst adding new and accretive opportunity for profit.
She takes up her new role with immediate effect and will report to AEGIS London’s Head of Specialty, Ben Lockwood.
Lizzie Powell has 14 years’ experience in the London insurance market, beginning her career as a reinsurance broker with Aon Benfield in 2007.
Lockwood said: “Lizzie has great credentials in this space including a deep understanding of the differentiated approach to distribution and is well respected by brokers and fellow underwriters.
“Her decision to move to AEGIS London is further evidence of our ability to attract insurance professionals with a strong market reputation operating at the top of their game and looking for a first quartile platform on which to trade.”
Powell added: “By developing this portfolio we are diversifying our exposure and reducing reliance on existing products to constantly deliver margin. The portfolio mix is built through carefully selecting opportunities supporting either proven expertise in a sector or a specific product.
“I have always admired and respected the AEGIS platform and their ability to consistently outperform their peers and am excited to be part of the next phase of their journey.”