Argo Group appoints Bermuda head


Argo Group International Holdings has appointed Bill Wharton as head of Argo Insurance Bermuda, to also continue his role as head of professional lines in Bermuda.

Concurrently, former head of Argo Insurance Bermuda, Nigel Mortimer, is moving into a role leading the international casualty business from its London office.

Wharton will report to Matt Harris, head of international, and Mortimer will report to steve Eccles, international chief underwriting officer.

"We have a strong international platform with a deep bench of high-performing leaders,” said Harris. “This latest change leverages Bill and Nigel’s respective areas of expertise and proven records of success to continue to profitably grow the business.”

Wharton has over 23 years of industry experience, and joined Argo in 2015 as an underwriting manager. Prior to that, head was head of financial lines, Asia, at Catlin. He also served as chief underwriting officer for XL Group's professional lines, underwriting activities outside the U.S. and Bermuda

Mortimer joined Argo in 2009, and has been responsible for the company’s international insurance operations (with the exception of Lloyd’s Syndicate 1200), having helped build the company’s insurance operations in Bermuda, Brazil, Continental Europe and Dubai.

Prior to Argo, Mortimer has held a number of roles at XL's Bermuda operations.

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