Ascot promotes Johnson to Group COO
Bermuda-based Ascot Group has promoted Elizabeth Johnson to be group chief operating officer of the company.
Johnson, who was previously chief operating officer, North America, will lead Ascot’s global operational support and will manage its technology, business intelligence, and communications and marketing functions, the company said.
She will continue to report to Jonathan Zaffino, Group Chief Executive Officer and President.
"Since joining the company nearly four years ago, Elizabeth has consistently demonstrated the strategic vision and execution skills needed to drive and support our Group's success," Zaffino said. "Her efforts have been instrumental in enhancing our operational efficiencies and underwriting discipline, and in delivering advancements in our IT capabilities. Elizabeth is a strong advocate of our authentic culture and embodies the Ascot Way through collaborative engagement, strong leadership, and a commitment to exemplary execution in all areas of the business."
Johnson joined Ascot in 2020 as chief underwriting officer, North America, and in 2022, was promoted to chief operating officer, North America, responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of an integrated underwriting, data, and operational organisation for the region.
Prior to joining Ascot, Johnson was managing director at Nationwide and spent nearly two decades at AIG, where she held several senior underwriting and management roles. She has extensive property & casualty industry experience and an excellent track record of developing and leading successful business operations.
"I am honoured to take on the role of Group COO at Ascot and look forward to building upon the strong operational foundations set forth by our regional leadership teams to both align and further enhance our underwriting and operational excellence across the globe,” Johnson said.
“I look forward to partnering with Jon, our Global Executive Committee and our business and functional leaders to help Ascot achieve both our strategic ambitions and near-term goals.”