Specialist insurer Beazley has appointed Bob Quane to serve as its Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO), a role he brings 30 years’ industry experience to.
Quane joins from AXIS Capital, having served as CUO within its insurance segment.
Based in New York, he starts October 11 and is also set to join Beazley’s Executive Committee.
Over the course of his 30 year career in the underwriting space, Quane spent 22 years at AIG across various senior roles, including Head of Global Personal Lines, Global Accident and Health and Global Commercial Property.
“Bob brings exceptional depth and breadth of experience across multiple commercial and consumer lines, and his successful track record of delivering portfolio growth is impressive,” said Adrian Cox, CEO of Beazley.
“His extensive global experience will be invaluable as we continue to develop our business in both our established and growth markets.
“It is a bold move for an underwriting firm headquartered in London to appoint a CUO based in New York, but Bob’s appointment underlines our commitment to the US market and our future growth plans there.
“Having been CUO myself, I realise how vital having the right person with the right skills and experience in this role is, which is why I’m delighted that Bob is joining Beazley.”
Commenting on his appointment, Quane said, “The opportunities for an entrepreneurial, specialist underwriting firm like Beazley are considerable.
“The firm is renowned for its specialty products and services, and with clients wanting more responsive products and tailored services it is well-placed to benefit from the current market conditions. I’m looking forward to playing my part in the future success of the business.”
David Roberts, Chairman of Beazley added, “Bob’s skills and experience are an excellent fit to help us meet our strategic ambitions, and I look forward to working with him.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Tim Turner and Bethany Greenwood for stepping into the roles of interim CUO long and short tail, in April. They have done an amazing job holding the fort, whilst we looked to fill the CUO position made vacant when Adrian become CEO.”