Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company is tapping veteran executives from Allied World, Travelers and AIG to help oversee expanded operations in the United Kingdom and Southern Europe.

A new office in London will help field the broader effort, with a focus on serving brokers and customers in the UK and Ireland, as well as Southern European countries such as Spain, France and Italy, BHSI said in an announcement. The new hires will be based there. They are:

  • Richard Nathan, as head of Property Lines. Nathan is a 25-year insurance industry veteran who was most recently corporate property manager, UK and Europe, at Allied World, underwriting on both Lloyd’s and company market platforms. Before that, he was head of Corporate Property at Mitsui Sumitomo at Lloyd’s and underwriter, Property & Packages, at Chubb Insurance Company of Europe.
  • Patrick Brown, as head of Executive & Professional Liability. Brown, a 15-year insurance industry veteran, was most recently head of Management Liability & Financial Institutions at Travelers Europe Ltd., underwriting on both Lloyd’s and company market platforms. Before that, he was product manager, FINPRO Placement Facilities, SVP, and international D&O placement broker at Marsh UK Ltd. He also had various underwriting positions at AIG UK.
  • Andrew Walker, as head of Claims in the UK and Southern Europe. Walker, a 30-year commercial lines claims vet, was most recently head of Casualty Claims in Europe for AIG Europe Ltd. Before that, he was head of Liabilities claims for AIG in the UK.

Tom Bolt, president, UK and Southern Europe for BHSI, said in prepared remarks that the expanded executive roster reflects “a growing team of professionals with excellent capabilities and character.”

Source: BHSI