Leading global specialist, Beazley has announced that Matthew Westhoff has been appointed Head of North America, Commercial Property, a new role that brings together the company’s US property teams under his leadership.
With over 19 years of experience underwriting US property risks, Westhoff joined Beazley in 2019 as Focus Group Leader of the US large commercial property teams.
Before joining the global specialist firm, Westhoff served in leadership roles at Berkshire Hathaway and AIC/Lex and worked at a number of other leading carriers in the US.
Addressing Westhoff’s appointment, Richard Montminy, Global Head of Property Risks, Beazley said: “I am excited that Matt has agreed to take on this new role to head up our North America Commercial Property team.
“This is a challenging time for property insurance in the US, with rising inflation combined with increasing natural catastrophe events. But, these unprecedented conditions create an opportunity for specialist insurers like Beazley, willing to step up to the plate to find solutions and deliver underwriting excellence.
“Matt’s depth of property underwriting knowledge and experience will be invaluable to us as we seek to build out our US team and grow our property portfolios across all of our target market segments.”