The Channel Syndicate, the speciality insurance business and subsidiary of reinsurer Scor, has announced Gavin Watson will be joining the firm later this year as head of its accident & health (A&H) unit.
He will be based in London and will report to Tom Corfield, active underwriter.
Watson is currently head of international A&H at Sompo Canopius, having joined the firm following the sale of his former employer Creechurch Underwriting to Canopius in 2006. He oversaw the integration of Creechurch before being appointed as an underwriter for the A&H business of Canopius Syndicate 4444.
Watson spent eight years with Creechurch underwriting as deputy underwriter and reinsurance manager and prior to this, he spent 14 years as a broker with Crawley Warren, Willis Faber and Alwen Hough Johnson.
David Reed, chief executive officer of The Channel Syndicate, said: “Gavin is highly regarded within Lloyd’s of London and has extensive experience in this class. His track record of successfully growing A&H accounts in challenging market conditions will be key as we look to expand our product offering in this class.”
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The Channel Syndicate, Scor, Sompo Canopius, Accident & health, A&GH, Insurance, Reinsurance, Tom Corfield, David Reed, London, UK