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Fidelis appoints Burrows as Group MD, Burford as UK CEO

4th February 2020 - Author: Matt Sheehan

Fidelis Insurance, the privately owned Bermuda-based holding company, has announced the appointment of Daniel Burrows as Group Managing Director for Fidelis Group.

Burrows joined Fidelis in 2015 and previously was co-CEO of AonBenfield’s Global ReSpeciality (GRS) division.

“I am delighted Dan has accepted the position of Group Managing Director,” said Richard Brindle, Chairman and Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

“Dan will report to me and we will work together to support the growth and strategy across Fidelis’ Four Pillars.”

At the same time, the company announced that Ian Burford has been appointed as CEO for its UK subsidiary, Fidelis Underwriting Limited (FUL).

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Burford has over 30 years’ experience in the London market and was previously at Novae, most recently serving as Joint Active Underwriter and Underwriting Performance Director.

“Ian joined Fidelis in August 2017 as our Chairman of Specialised Risks,” Brindle continued.

“He has led the FUL team commendably during his tenure as Interim CEO and I am delighted to officially formalise Ian’s appointment as our CEO for FUL, reporting to Dan and supporting his new position as Group Managing Director.”

Fidelis also recently appointed John Symms – formerly of Talbot Underwriting – as its Head of Outwards Reinsurance.

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