18 July 2017Insurance

Beazley expands environmental coverage to Canada with Zurich hire

Specialist insurer Beazley has launched environmental coverage in Canada with the appointment of former Zurich executive Nick Bidwell.

Bidwell has joined Beazley to develop business in Canada, focusing on fixed site and operational liability risks. He is based in the company's Toronto office.

Prior to that, Bidwell was the Canadian national underwriting lead for site liability at Zurich. Before that, he held environmental consulting positions at Conestoga-Rovers & Associates/GHD in Canada and WSP Environmental in the UK.

Jayne Cunningham, Beazley’s environmental focus group leader, commented: "We’re excited to expand Beazley’s specialist environmental coverage to the Canadian market and look forward to developing creative solutions for local clients.

"Nick is extremely knowledgeable about the environmental risks faced by local organizations and will help Beazley build local distribution for risks that don’t typically reach the London market."

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