Neil Robertson appointed Group CEO of Canopius

LONDON – 5th January 2022 – Canopius Group, a leading global specialty (re)insurer, today announces that Neil Robertson has been appointed as Group Chief Executive Officer.

Neil joined Canopius as Deputy Group CEO in May 2021, reporting to Group Chairman and CEO Michael Watson, and takes up his new role immediately. Michael Watson will continue as Group Chairman.

As Group CEO, Neil will lead Canopius in setting and achieving its strategic ambitions, furthering its distinctiveness and delivering enhanced returns for our shareholders, all while creating a culture in which its employees can thrive. He will also focus on developing its Asia-Pacific, Bermudian and U.S. operations, while continuing to build our recognition as a leading London specialty (re)insurer.

Michael Watson said: “After leading Canopius for 20 years, it is now the right time to empower the next generation of leadership for the group. Recent months have shown Neil’s exceptional talents as a motivational leader and a builder of effective teams, which will help propel us to the next level.”

Neil said: “This is a wonderful opportunity to lead a business with outstanding potential. I have had time get to know Canopius over the last six months, and I have been hugely impressed with what I have learned and by the enormous potential of our talent to deliver sustained success.

“I look forward to continuing our work to realise our strategic objectives by building on Canopius’s established footprint, strong capital base and enviable reputation as we embark on the next exciting phase of our development.”

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For further information please contact:

David Haggie / Richard Adams, Haggie Partners                                       +44 20 7562 4444

About Canopius

Canopius is a global specialty (re)insurer with underwriting operations in Australia, Bermuda, China, Singapore, the UK and US. It underwrites through Lloyd’s Syndicates 4444 (managed by Canopius Managing Agents Limited), a US surplus lines insurer, Canopius US Insurance, Inc and Canopius Reinsurance Ltd, a Bermuda based Class 4 Reinsurer.

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