Former Validus CEO heads to Hamilton Insurance
Brian Duperreault’s Hamilton Insurance Group, the holding company for Hamilton Re, has appointed former Validus CEO Conan Ward to head the group’s US operations.
Ward spent 11 years at Validus as both CEO and CUO where he built and managed a $1 billion property and specialty reinsurance business. He was also EVP of Axis Specialty and most recently established a consulting firm in 2012.
“I am delighted to welcome Conan to Hamilton Insurance Group,” said president and CEO Brian Duperreault. “His depth of experience, as well as his enthusiasm for the business that we’re doing, make him a natural fit. I’m looking forward to working with him as he develops our insurance operations in the US.”
Ward said: “This is an exciting opportunity to create something new in the insurance and reinsurance industry. Hamilton Insurance Group’s combination of visionary management, global experience and big data capabilities is unique in the sector. I’m looking forward to building a cutting edge team who knows how to marry the products we’ll be selling with the risks of the future.”
Ward brings more than 20 years of re/insurance experience to Bermuda-based Hamilton, which has approximately $800 million in capitalisation.