London — June 05, 2023 – Canopius Group, a leading global specialty (re)insurer, today announced the appointment of Mark Gazzard as a chemical underwriter within its Heavy Industry & Engineering division. Mark will support the expansion of the company’s existing offering providing specialist cover and expertise to cater for the increasing demand for chemical businesses in the UK and globally.

Mark brings over 30 years of industry experience, with a focus on chemicals manufacturers to his new role.  He joins from QBE, where he was responsible for the significant growth of its UK chemicals business. Prior to this, he served as a commercial underwriter at Zurich.

At Canopius, Mark will offer cover and expertise in organic and inorganic chemicals, develop tailored and flexible solutions for chemical clients globally and spearhead the development of this industry pillar.

Spencer Pearce, Head of Heavy Industry & Construction at Canopius said: “Mark’s technical expertise is second to none and will be key to furnishing the growing demand that we are seeing from chemical businesses.  His exceptional knowledge of the risks which businesses in this market face will strengthen our ability to offer tailored products underpinned by technical understanding and Canopius’ focus on service.   I look forward to welcoming Mark to the team and working with him to grow our presence in the chemicals market globally.”

Mark Gazzard said, “Canopius has become increasingly renowned for its focus on specialist underwriting and its exceptional understanding of insureds in its target areas. I am delighted to be joining the team to build out its offering for chemical manufacturers globally.”