Canopius hires four in APAC growth drive

Canopius today announces four appointments to its recently-established branch, Canopius Australia & Pacific in Sydney, which has also gained binding authority approval from Lloyd’s.

The appointments support Canopius’ ambition to expand in the Asia Pacific region by targeting a combination of SME business via coverholders and wholesale direct and facultative.

Suzanne White has joined Canopius as accident & health underwriter from Woodina Underwriting Agency. She brings almost 20 years of experience to Canopius, having worked for Aon Risk Solutions, ACE and Beazley among others before that.

Jeanene Hill will join the Sydney office on August 6th from Talbot Underwriting Ltd, as head of coverholders and binding authority, Asia Pacific. Previously she worked for Berkley Re, Munich Re and Willis Re and has held both underwriting and broking roles throughout her 30+ year career.

She will be supported by Ann Gi Ho, who has joined as portfolio manager, coverholders and delegated authority from Talbot Underwriting Ltd where she was assistant delegated authorities’ manager. Prior to Talbot, she worked for QBE Syndicate in Singapore.

Subhadra Vasilevski has also joined Canopius as finance, compliance & operations manager. She previously worked for XL Catlin in operations roles since 2006.

Claudio Saita, head of Australia & Pacific, Canopius Group said: “I am very pleased to announce the appointment of these high-calibre, well-respected individuals, whose joining will accelerate Canopius’ expansion across the APAC region. Further appointments will be announced shortly, as we continue to develop our proposition as a committed, technology-enabled and locally empowered carrier.”

Canopius four APAC hires press release