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Ascot hires Joy LaHuta as SVP, Head of Claims

21st January 2021 - Author: Katie Baker

Global specialty insurance and reinsurance underwriter Ascot has appointed Joy LaHuta as its Senior Vice President, Head of Claims in Bermuda.

Ascot logoShe brings over 15 years of claims leadership experience with specialisation in Excess Casualty, Financial Lines, and Healthcare.

LaHuta joins from RenaissanceRe where she was Vice President, Head of Claims for over four years. She has worked for other well known insurers such as Iron-Starr and Torus Insurance.

Ian Thompson, Ascot’s chief underwriting officer, casualty and specialty, said: “As we increase our capabilities in Bermuda, we’re delighted to welcome Joy to Ascot.

“Our presence on the island now constitutes multiple platforms with solutions available across a broad range of insurance, reinsurance and alternative capital vehicles.

“The addition of Joy, with her significant expertise and deep industry knowledge, helps us to offer broader capabilities to our brokers and clients in Bermuda.”

LaHuta added: “I’m very excited to join Ascot at this notable time in the company’s growth trajectory. Their Bermuda business has significantly expanded in recent years and I look forward to working with the underwriting teams on the island to enhance Ascot’s offering.”

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