16 November 2022Insurance

Berkshire’s BHSI looks to expand property business in Australia & New Zealand

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, has tapped a 25-year property underwriting specialist to develop its business across Australia & New Zealand.

Craig Taylor (Pictured) has been appointed new regional head of property for Australia & New Zealand.

Taylor joined BHSI in 2015 as head of property for Australia and will retain that role in addition to his new position. He started his career in New Zealand and brings more than 25 years of property underwriting experience to this role. He will continue to be based in Sydney.

“BHSI continues to grow our Technical Lines, Corporate and Mid-market books throughout Australia and New Zealand,” said Mark Lingafelter, head of Australasia, BHSI. “Over the last 7 years, Craig has led the development of our Property and Risk Engineering team in Australia, and developed a strong reputation for exceptional service and technical capability with our customers and brokers.

“Craig will now take on a wider role, leading our New Zealand and Australian Property and Risk Engineering teams. We believe Berkshire brings unique capabilities to the market, and we are excited about the opportunity to further develop our Property business across the region.”

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