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Canopius Group, a global specialty re/insurer, has hired Coleman V. Johnson as its chief underwriting officer U.S. and Bermuda.

Johnson brings more than 20 years of multifaceted underwriting and insurance leadership experience to his new role. Most recently, he served as senior vice president and CUO, Middle Market for Liberty Mutual, where he drove significant profitable growth and retention in the company’s U.S. Middle Market P/C business. Prior to that, Johnson held senior leadership positions at The Hanover Insurance Group and The Hartford.

He will report to both Lisa Davis, chief executive, Canopius U.S. and Bermuda, and Mike Duffy, Canopius Group CUO.

Davis said that Johnson’s “strategic vision and breadth of experience developing and operationalizing successful growth initiatives will be a tremendous asset” as Canopius continues to grow its U.S. and Bermuda operations.

Prior to Johnson’s arrival, Davis was acting U.S. and Bermuda CUO in addition to her role as chief executive, Canopius U.S. and Bermuda.


Cyber insurer Cowbell has appointed David Junius as its first chief financial officer.

Junius enters this role with over 25 years of industry experience, having most recently served as the CFO for SiriusPoint Ltd. He previously acted as chief operating officer at Third Point Reinsurance Ltd. and CFO for the International division of the General Insurance segment at American International Group. At AIG, he also served as corporate treasurer, head of Capital Strategy, and CFO for the Asia Pacific division of AIG’s Property and Casualty segment based in Tokyo.


Specialty insurer Hiscox has announced the appointment of Steve Wilkins as senior vice president, head of Casualty in the U.S.

Wilkins, who has been with Hiscox for nine years, previously served as SVP of Strategy, where he supported the Hiscox USA Leadership Team in driving profitable growth and strategic capability development. He brings experience from all parts of the Hiscox Group, including the Lloyds specialty market and our Retail Digital businesses in the UK and Europe.

In his new role, Wilkins will report to Steve Prymas, chief underwriting officer.