Fidelis Insurance has promoted Ben Savill to group chief underwriting officer (CUO).
Savill assumes the role from Richard Brindle who held it jointly with his position as group chief executive officer during the inaugural phase of the company, which was founded in June 2015.
He will assume the group CUO role in addition to his responsibilities as Bermuda chief executive officer and will continue to be based in Bermuda.
Savill joined Fidelis soon after its launch from Amlin Bermuda, where he led the North American market unit. In this role, his responsibilities included underwriting Amlin’s US reinsurance property portfolio and handling specialty lines business. He began his career at Harvey Bowring.
Brindle said: “While our model is differentiated by our total return strategy to maximise our return on equity across market cycles, at our core we are an underwriting business unimpeded by dependence on imposed strategic goals. Because underwriting is paramount, I am very pleased to announce Ben’s appointment as group CUO.
“He is a proven leader, an exceptional underwriter and his relationships with clients and brokers are built on nearly two decades of trust. Under his management our underwriting business will continue to flourish.”
Savill added: “To lead the underwriting strategy at Fidelis, with the support of our experienced and talented team of underwriters, is an exciting challenge and one which I look forward to enormously. The way our business is structured gives us unequalled flexibility at any point in the cycle should opportunities present themselves but, as underwriters, we are always conscious of the importance of long term, mutually beneficial relationships.”
Fidelis Insurance, Ben Savill, Richard Brindle, Appointment, Group CUO, London, UK