AXIS Capital Holdings Limited announced Monday that Kimber Lantry will lead a newly formed Healthcare unit at AXIS Insurance.

The unit will focus on providing professional liability insurance and associated standard casualty coverages for physician groups, hospitals, allied healthcare facilities and individual physicians.

Lantry recently joined AXIS Insurance as an executive vice president from the Hudson Insurance Group where he had directed healthcare insurance operations since 1997.

He will be based in Northern California.

Commenting on the announcement, Peter Wilson, President of AXIS Insurance’s U.S. operations, said, “We believe the healthcare industry represents an attractive and highly complementary business opportunity for AXIS Insurance to bring to bear its specialty underwriting expertise, service capabilities and capital strength.”

Wilson noted that Lantry bring more than 37 years of professional liability experience—and 20 years directing healthcare insurance operations—to the new role.

Prior to Hudson, Lantry had a similar role at Firemen’s Fund. He also formerly held positions at The Doctors’ Company, NORCAL Mutual, Marsh and McLennan and the captive insurance company for the Adventist Health System.

Source: AXIS Capital Holdings Limited