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Arch hires new senior underwriters to its Australian Insurance unit

29th July 2020 - Author: Katie Baker

Arch Capital, the global re/insurer, has announced the appointment of Simon Reid and Melissa Ahern to its Insurance division in Australia, as Senior Underwriters in Accident & Health.

Arch InsuranceThe pair will join Arch Insurance International with immediate effect from 29th July 2020.

Reid and Ahern will be responsible for providing targeted solutions for individuals, programs, facilities and associations across a broad range of A&H products. Reid will be based in Sydney whilst Ahern will be based in Melbourne.

They will both report to Atele Toma, Accident & Health (A&H) Underwriting Manager and will also be responsible for new growth within the company.

Working within the insurance industry for 15 years, 10 of which were spent in the A&H sector, Reid has worked across all product areas and has developed solutions for a variety of clients. Prior to joining Arch, he was a Senior Underwriter within the A&H team at Chubb Insurance Australia.

Ahern brings nearly 20 years of insurance market experience to the role and was most recently a Senior Underwriter within the A&H division at QBE insurance. Ahern is a relationship-focused underwriter who is expert at developing new business opportunities. As well as this, she is highly proficient at developing solutions for the most complex risks.

Commenting on Reid and Ahern’s new positions, Dominic Brannigan, Regional Manager Arch Insurance Australia, said: “We pride ourselves on the depth of underwriting talent across our team. Melissa and Simon bring a wealth of sector experience and will significantly bolster the underwriting capabilities within our A&H team. We look forward to working with them to further enhance the service and solutions that we provide to our brokers and their clients.”

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