LONDON – 9th January 2024 – Canopius Group, a leading global specialty and P&C (re)insurer, today announces the appointment of Matthew Crane as Head of UK Distribution. He takes up the newly created role with immediate effect and will also serve on the Canopius UK Executive Committee.

Crane will be responsible for enhancing Canopius’ relationships with its global brokers, regional distribution partners and strategic clients. Supporting the business as it looks to realise new growth opportunities.

Crane brings nearly two decades of senior market experience to Canopius. He joins most recently from PIB Group where he was CEO of Q Underwriting.

Crane spent 15 years at QBE, where he progressed to Managing Director UK and Ireland. Following from this, he served as CEO of AMWINS Global Risks where he oversaw the business’ London and Lloyd’s market, Europe, Asia and LatAm operations.

Mark Newman, UK Chief Executive Officer of Canopius said: “To continue the great momentum we are building, and to further realise our ambitions in the UK market, it’s important that we further deepen our relationships with our broking and distribution partners. By simplifying access to our syndicate’s capacity, and helping our partners understand and value our full product suite and expertise we can unlock additional new and profitable growth in areas where we have clear strengths.

“Matthew is the ideal hire to help us do this. He brings an exceptional track record of spearheading growth and is renowned throughout the UK market for his expertise.”

Matthew Crane said: “The opportunities available to Canopius are immense. The quality of the underwriting and claims teams is second to none and I am looking forward to working with them to strengthen the company’s presence in the UK.”

Canopius has also appointed Uwe Schoberth as Head of Distribution, U.S. and Bermuda. Schoberth and Crane will collaborate closely, ensuring alignment of Canopius’ distribution strategy and clear points of access and lines of communication for Canopius’ partners in both markets.