Validus Specialty Underwriting Services has announced the appointment of Stephen McGill as Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer of Validus Specialty, Western World and Crop Risk Services.
He will report to Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Ritz and become a member of the organisation’s leadership team.
Validus says McGill will lead the overall strategic direction for the organisation’s underwriting and ensure consistency in policy, guidelines and governance..
He will also work with business leadership, reinsurance, claims, actuarial and other teams to leverage insights and best practices.
McGill joins from Argo Group, where he was Group Head of Professional Lines since 2015, and holds over 30 years of experience in commercial insurance underwriting and broking.
Previously, he was Catlin’s Global Product Leader – D&O and Financial Institutions. Earlier in his career, Mr. McGill held Chief Underwriting Officer roles at XL in Professional Lines – Europe and Asia as well as at UAP Executive Partners.
“Steve brings a depth of underwriting experience and expertise to our businesses,” said Ritz. “As we take aim at leadership in each of our markets, he has a crucial role supporting our expanding portfolio and profitable growth.”
“I’m pleased to join an organization that’s known for skilled underwriting and look forward to strengthening that reputation further,” added McGill.