Pioneer Underwriters, the underwriting group within Minova Insurance Holdings Ltd, has named Hazel Beveridge as Chief Actuary.
Effective September 1st, 2019 Beveridge will join the firm’s Executive Committee and reports to Pioneer’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Andrew McMellin.
She brings more than 20 years of pricing and reserving experience to the role, and was most recently part of a specialised team within the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), responsible for the organisation’s actuarial standards and policies.
She previously served as Chief Actuary and Strategic Director at DUAL International and Head of Actuarial – Capital and Reserve Risk at Markel International. She has also previously worked for reinsurer Swiss Re and KPMG, in both London and Zurich.
McMellin said: “Actuarial excellence is a key differentiator in this market and we have committed to investing significant resources into expanding our capabilities in this area.
“Hazel’s expertise, longstanding experience in the market and sterling reputation will be a real asset to Pioneer as we build our business into the medium term.”