Andrew Robinson has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Houston International Insurance Group, Ltd. (HIIG), succeeding the company’s founder and outgoing CEO, Stephen Way.
Way has resigned as Chairman of the Board but is set to continue to serve HIIG as Director of the Company.
Robinson’s appointment is effective immediately, and he brings more than 30 years of global insurance industry experience to the role. During his career, he spent a decade with The Hanover Insurance Group, where he served as President of Specialty Insurance, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Chief Risk Officer, and subsequently at Crawford & Co. where he worked as Global Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President.
At The Hanover, his duties included all aspects of the firm’s U.S. specialty operations, including profit and loss and strategic and operational oversight. He also had responsibility for acquisitions, divestitures, business integration, and enterprise risk management for the broader enterprise.
Prior to his time with The Hanover Insurance Group, Robinson was managing partner of Global Insurance at Diamond (now PwC) Consulting, and most recently served as Executive in Residence and Senior Advisor at Oak HC/FT.
J. Cameron MacDonald, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Westaim and a director of HIIG, said: “Andrew is the right leader for HIIG at this stage in its development. His extensive industry background and business skills should help HIIG strengthen its business and expand its presence. We believe his strong leadership experience will help focus HIIG, especially in the current economic environment. We would also like to thank Stephen Way for his leadership in founding HIIG and bringing HIIG to the level of success it has attained. The Board and I appreciate his many accomplishments.”
Commenting on his new role, Robinson said: “I am genuinely honored to lead HIIG and its team of very talented professionals. Given the recent equity capital raise via a rights offering, we are well positioned to seize the market opportunity that is in front of us today, and to become one of the handful of truly premier specialty insurance groups.”