Specialist insurer Beazley has appointed Katie Hunter as Underwriter for the company’s Open Market Property division, where she will be based in the Bishopsgate office.
Hunter is a seasoned property underwriter, bringing over 20 years’ experience in the London Market to her new role.
She started her career at re/insurer Brit before moving on to Ascot, and most recently worked at MS Amlin as a Senior Property Underwriter for Commercial Property.
She will report to Simon Wilson, Head of Open Market at Beazley.
Richard Montminy, Group Head of Property at Beazley, said: “With the arrival of Simon last month, and Katie joining the team at the end of this month, Beazley’s commitment to its open market property portfolio is clear.
“Simon and Katie are both highly skilled and respected underwriters; I have known each of them for some time, and know first-hand just how good they are. These hires provide the talent required to achieve our ambitious growth plans for 2022.”
Wilson added: “With over twenty years’ experience in the London Market, Katie brings with her a wealth of experience in the open market property space.
“She has frequently lead US Primary placements across a variety of occupancies, making her an excellent fit for our open market property team in London. This will be an exciting year for open market property at Beazley, and we are all delighted to welcome Katie to the team.”