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Catalina Holdings adds two to UK board

25th January 2021 - Author: Katie Baker

Legacy specialist Catalina Holdings has appointed Anthony Mason as Chair, and Penny Shaw as Non-Executive Director of its UK Board.

catalina-holdings-logoThese appointments follow the planned departure of current long term Chair, Tim Cox, and Independent Non-Executive Director, David O’Connor.

Mason is a qualified actuary and brings a mix of experience across investments, audit and risk areas in the insurance industry.

He started Lane Clark & Peacock’s general insurance consultancy in the late 1980s specialising in long-tail liabilities before becoming LCP’s Managing Partner.

In 2007, he became CEO of the Medical Protection Society and subsequently has held various non-exec and consultancy roles, including with MedPro a Berkshire Hathaway company, bringing significant experience to the Catalina UK Board.

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Shaw has more 25 years of experience in the insurance industry, where she most recently held the position of Group Chief Risk Officer for The Hanover and its subsidiary Chaucer, through their owner transition.

She now holds several non-exec roles and brings further strong experience to the Catalina UK Board.

Steve Ryland, UK Chief Executive of Catalina said: “I would like to thank Tim and David for all their support in helping to achieve significant change in the UK business. I am really excited to be working with both Tony and Penny to help grow the Catalina UK companies.”

Chris Fagan, Group Chief Executive of Catalina added: “Tim and David have made significant contributions to the UK boards during a time of growth and change for the Catalina UK companies and I wish them all the best in the future.”

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