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Pioneer adds Nick Greggains as CEO of US operations

15th March 2019 - Author: Charlie Wood

Pioneer Underwriters, part of Minova Insurance Holdings, has announced the appointment of Nick Greggains as Chief Executive Officer of its US operations.

pioneer-underwriters-logoGreggains will be based in New York and report to Group CEO Andrew McMellin.

His appointment, which is effective on March 25, will see the current US CEO Gene Hinman become President of Pioneer US until his retirement at the end of the year.

“I would like to thank Gene for his success in establishing Pioneer in the US. He has been an invaluable asset to our business,” said McMellin. “As president, he will provide welcome expert advice during the transition.”

Greggains joins with 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry and was most recently CEO of XL Catlin Canada and Director of Underwriting of XL Catlin Americas.

“Pioneer has built a successful US operation over the past few years and remains a key strategic focus for us,” added McMellin.

“There are significant opportunities for an agile, client-centric insurer like Pioneer in that market and Nick has the talent, expertise and market recognition to spearhead our expansion plans.”

Commenting on his appointment, Greggains said, “The US market offers up excellent opportunities for an innovative underwriting organisation like Pioneer which can deliver superior products and services to match client needs.

“There is a great team at Pioneer US, I’m delighted to join it and look forward to helping them take the business to the next level.”

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