Barbican Insurance Group has announced the hire of Emma Watson a property treaty focused re/insurance underwriter who joins the firm from CNA Hardy.
Watson joins specialty insurance and reinsurance underwriter Barbican with immediate effect and will report to Tom Gwynn, underwriting manager for property treaty at the firm.
A technical underwriter, Watson has more than 10 years of experience underwriting property treaty reinsurance business.
Most recently, Watson worked as a senior underwriter for property treaty reinsurance at CNA Hardy, where she underwrote catastrophe excess of loss (XL) business, risk XL and proportional treaty business on a worldwide basis.
Commenting on the appointment of Watson, Tom Gwynn said, “Emma is a great addition to the property treaty team and brings considerable market knowledge across multiple territories to the role of class underwriter. I am certain that she will play a central part in our ongoing work to boost our market standing and advance our capabilities in this demanding sector.”
Watson added, “I am excited to be joining Tom and the property treaty team. They are known for their agile and service-driven approach and I am keen to explore ways in which we can further strengthen our position and our overall market proposition.”