Everest Re hires former QBE senior vice president

24-10-2016

Everest Insurance, a Bermuda-based insurer, has appointed Don Allard as the head of its professional liability group.

The group will target professional liability and commercial errors and omissions insurance across a wide spectrum of clients and products.

Prior to Everest, Allard served as senior vice president (SVP), head of specialty programmes at QBE. During this role, he was responsible for a programme portfolio that included professional liability products for realtors, accountants, insurance agents and public entities.

He has 32 years of insurance experience, including ten years as chief underwriting officer of select professional division of XL Catlin, and three years as SVP at Kemper Professional.

As well as his underwriting experience, Allard has spend 11 years in various claims and legal roles throughout his career.

“We are pleased to bring someone with Don’s skillset, background, and reputation into the organization,” said Mike Karmilowicz, head of Everest Specialty Underwriters.

“Don’s a well-regarded figure in the space, as well as a sound underwriting technician with experience building and leading outstanding teams. Under Don’s leadership we anticipate significant growth in the professional liability portfolio in the coming years.”

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