Aspen Insurance Holdings is hiring a new Group CFO to replace a veteran executive who is retiring. Nationwide choice a new Chief Operating Officer for its Excess & Surplus/Specialty team.


Chris Coleman

Christopher Coleman will become the new Group CFO for Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd., effective Oct. 19. He replaces Kevin Chidwick, who is retiring and will leave the Bermuda based P/C insurer and reinsurer at the end of the year.

Previously, Coleman was CFO of Third Point Re, until its merger with Sirius Group. He was also CFO of Alterra Bermuda Limited, Chief Accounting Officer for Harbor Point Limited and held a senior audit manager role with PwC.

Chidwick was credited during his time at Aspen with helping return the business to profitability despite a challenging market environment.


Nationwide named George Williams Chief Operating Officer for its Excess & Surplus/Specialty team.

George Williams

A respected industry leader with nearly 30 years of experience, Williams will be responsible for Excess & Surplus/Specialty Business Operations, Claims, and Nationwide Indemnity. He will join Nationwide on November 8, 2021.

Williams joins Nationwide after spending the last two years with Guy Carpenter as head of Global Client Support Services. Before that, Williams was with AIG for nearly 21 years, serving in several different capacities for the company, including COO of AIG’s North American General Insurance division, Global SME Product Leader for US, UK, Southeast Asia, and Germany, and General Manager of AIG’s Germany, Austria, and Switzerland business portfolio.

Sources: Aspen Insurance Holdings, Nationwide