Sompo International Holdings has appointed Sarah Spurling to lead its Professional Lines Business Unit in Bermuda.
Spurling will have responsibility for the three segments within Professional Lines, including Commercial, Bermuda Sompo Pro and Financial Institutions.
She has spent her underwriting career at Sompo International, which she joined in 2005.
She currently leads the Sompo Pro and Commercial D&O portfolios in Bermuda, which include Cyber, Errors & Omissions, Employment Practices Liability and Lawyers Professional Liability, and previously spent eight years working on the Financial Institutions portfolio.
Before joining Sompo International, Spurling was a senior auditor at Deloitte.
She takes over from Forbes Geekie, who is retiring from Sompo International after 15 years.
Richard Allen, EVP, Professional Lines International Insurance commented: “Our Professional Lines team in Bermuda is a market-leader, combining a diverse and mature portfolio with a broad product offering and global reach.
“Sarah’s appointment is a testament to the talent we have here at Sompo International and our ability to promote talent from within the organisation to senior leadership roles.
“Sarah will focus on further developing our business by strengthening existing client relationships and forging new ones by offering long-term, stable capacity and bespoke solutions, including Bermuda-specific products, such as Cyber and Side A DIC coverage.
“She will also work closely with our broking partners to further enhance key distribution channels in Bermuda, the US and London.”
Julian James, CEO International Insurance added: “Forbes has been instrumental in the growth and profitability of our portfolio and helping to make Bermuda a ‘go-to’ place for professional lines business. We thank him for his service and wish him well in his future endeavours.”