Last week, Hamilton Insurance Group today announced that Keith Bernhard has joined the organization as Head of Internal Audit.

Bernhard takes on a newly created position at the Bermuda-based company, becoming responsible for developing and executing a risk-based internal audit plan for Hamilton Insurance Group and its subsidiaries.

Bernhard will also lead the organization’s Sarbanes-Oxley compliance program, coordinate compliance with other regulatory requirements, and support the ongoing development of the company’s risk and control culture.

In December last year, a group led by former Marsh & McLennan Cos. Chief Executive Officer Brian Duperreault partnered with Two Sigma Investments to buy Bermuda-based S.A.C. Re, Ltd. from Steven A. Cohen, the billionaire founder of SAC Capital Advisors, now known as Hamilton Insurance Group.

Bernhard comes to Hamilton Insurance Group from Markel Corporation, where he was Director of Internal Audit. Immediately prior to Markel’s acquisition of Alterra Capital, he was Head of Internal Audit for Alterra, a position he held from 2007.

Prior to joining Alterra, Bernhard was a Senior Manager in the Risk Advisory Services practice of KPMG, with a focus on advising insurance and reinsurance clients.

Bernhard’s experience in internal audit and risk management also includes tenures at Deloitte in the U.S., South Africa and New Zealand.

He is a Chartered Accountant, holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Postgraduate Diploma in Accountancy from the University of Natal, South Africa.

He is a member of the Institute of Risk Management and the New Zealand Society for Risk Management, and is the President of the Bermuda chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Source: Hamilton Insurance Group