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Everest Insurance makes four leadership changes

22nd April 2021 - Author: Katie Baker

Everest Insurance, a division of Bermuda-based re/insurer Everest Re Group, has announced four leadership changes to its Financial and Professional Liability business segment.

everest insuranceJohn Humphreys has been named Head of Financial Institutions and will be responsible for leading and growing the financial and professional liability portfolio for all types of financial institutions.

He succeeds Charlie Higham, who was promoted to Head of Financial and Professional Liability in January.

Matt Gallagher has been named Head of Executive Solutions, assuming responsibility and oversight of the Public Company D&O portfolio. In this capacity he will oversee a team of underwriters focused on delivering insurance solutions for public companies.

Gallagher succeeds Alan Lutz, who was recently named National Head of Strategic Relations for Everest Specialty Underwriters.


Ayesha West has been named Head of Cyber Liability and will have responsibility and oversight of the Cyber portfolio. She  will be responsible for leading the growth and management of cyber liability coverage and solutions across industries.

Tim Barry has been named Head of Asset Management, reporting to John Humphreys. In this newly created role, he will drive specialisation and innovation to provide insurance solutions to Financial Institutions customers, including investment advisers and mutual fund families.

Higham commented: “We remain committed to providing financial and professional liability insurance solutions backed by superior service. These changes in leadership are a testament to our deep bench of exceptional talent and the focus on aligning top talent to maximise current and future market opportunity.”

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