Specialist insurer Beazley has appointed Cal Spessard to lead a team responsible for handling claims arising from the company’s environmental liability business.
Spessard, who will be based in New York, joins from environmental risk management specialists WCD Group, where he served as Director of claims and litigation services.
Prior to joining WCD in 2016, he held a series of senior claims roles at AIG.
Spessard succeeds Larry Griffin, who has been promoted to head the claims team responsible for Beazley’s professions business.
“The quality of our claims service is a big reason clients and their brokers choose Beazley for environmental liability protection,” said Jayne Cunningham, Beazley’s environmental focus group leader.
“Cal’s deep knowledge of pollution legal liability insurance products and practical experience resolving complex construction and environmental site remediation issues will help us deliver even better support for our insureds.”