Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has made two key leadership promotions, according to a recent announcement.
Hilary Browne, a 25-year veteran of the global insurance industry, has been promoted to the role of Deputy Global Chief Underwriting Officer. She joined BHSI in 2019 as Country Manager, Ireland, and Head of Casualty for Europe, and most recently served as Global Chief Underwriting Officer, Casualty and Healthcare, and Deputy Head of Europe. Her new role will see her assume executive oversight for BHSI’s global accident and health (A&H) underwriting, multinational underwriting and support, and underwriting affairs, while retaining responsibility for global casualty and healthcare underwriting.
Cameron Holmes, who has more than 20 years of experience in engineering and technical lines property insurance, has been promoted to Global Underwriting Officer, Property for Energy and Construction. He joined BHSI in 2015 as Property Energy and Construction Manager and has been Head of Property Technical Lines in Australia since 2018. In his new role, Cameron will continue to be based in Sydney and will report to Dean LaPierre, BHSI’s Global Chief Underwriting Officer, Property and Marine.
These leadership promotions come at a time of growth for BHSI’s global underwriting portfolio. The company’s executives have praised Hilary and Cameron for their contributions to BHSI and the wider industry, saying that they are ideal candidates for these new roles. Hilary’s transition to her new position will see her Europe region responsibilities move to Alessandro Cerase, the newly named Head of BHSI Europe Region.
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