Canopius AG (Canopius) today announces that Mike Duffy has assumed the position of Chief Executive of Canopius Managing Agents, the group’s principal regulated entity. This is in addition to his existing role as Group Chief Underwriting Officer and is effective immediately.
Sarah Willmont, currently Deputy CUO, will become Chief Underwriting Officer of Canopius Managing Agents and Active Underwriter of Syndicate 4444, subject to regulatory consent.
Michael Watson, Executive Chairman of Canopius, commented, “It is a real pleasure to make these appointments. I have worked with Mike for 12 years and he is a valued partner and greatly respected by the market and our staff. Moreover, Sarah has made a huge contribution to our underwriting leadership and strategy. It is clear they are the right team to lead us forward and it is very encouraging to be able to make promotions from within the group, demonstrating the strength and depth that we have at Canopius.”
Mike Duffy added, “These are exciting times at Canopius and it is an honour and a privilege to take on the role of CEO of Canopius Managing Agents. We have a hugely talented group of people across the group, and I look forward to working with them.”
Sarah Willmont commented, “We have a clear underwriting strategy in place and will continue to focus our attention on those areas where we excel and can add real value, as we expand and grow the business in a sustainable way. There is a lot to do and I am looking forward to getting on with the job.”
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