Sydney – 18 January, 2024 – Canopius Group, a leading global specialty (re)insurer, today announced the appointment of Robert Barnum as Underwriter – Professional Lines, Australia, & Asia-Pacific.

Based in Sydney, Rob brings over 10 years of Financial Lines experience to Canopius, most recently serving as the Head of Professional Lines & Cyber Asia-Pacific at Axis Capital in Singapore. Prior to this, he held similar roles at AXA XL and Lloyd’s Syndicate Catlin in Australia. Rob’s experience is marked by a proven track record of delivering tangible results and demonstrating effective leadership across the Asia-Pacific region.

In his role at Canopius, Rob will further expand the company’s operation in the region by establishing a Professional Lines practice across APAC. His focus will be on Open Market Professional Indemnity and Coverholder business in Australia, working closely with the wider Casualty team.

This appointment underscores Canopius’ commitment to the ongoing expansion of its presence in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. Canopius is looking forward to spearheading the establishment and development of the Professional Lines business across APAC, offering innovative and tailored risk solutions to meet the evolving needs of clients in the region.

Claudio Saita, Head of Australia & Pacific, Canopius says: “Rob’s appointment reinforces our commitment to fortifying our presence in Australia and expanding our reach in the broader Asia-Pacific market. His proven track record and leadership qualities make him a valuable addition to Canopius, and we look forward to leveraging his expertise to deliver innovative solutions and further drive growth across the region.”

Craig Elliot, Head of Casualty, Asia Pacific, Canopius says: “As we continue to strengthen our leadership team in the Asia-Pacific region, the addition of Robert Barnum to Canopius is a significant milestone. With his experience in Financial Lines and proven success in the industry, Rob brings a wealth of knowledge that will undoubtedly enhance our capabilities and help us continue to offer leading edge products to our customers.”

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