15 August 2014News

Catlin US boss to take reins in London

The chief executive of Catlin Group US’ underwriting hub will transfer to become CEO of its London business during the first half of 2015.

Andrew McMellin will succeed Nick Sinfield, who is leaving the group. Sinfield has served as CEO of the London operating hub since November 2011.

Group chief operating officer Paul Jardine, who was CEO of Catlin’s London operations from 2003 to 2006, is to serve as interim CEO of the London hub until McMellin takes up his new position.

McMellin, who will remain a member of the Catlin Group executive committee, has served as the New York-based CEO of Catlin's US hub since September 2012. He joined Catlin in 1999 as class underwriter in London for non-marine liability business and was appointed underwriting director in 2003.

Group chief executive Stephen Catlin says: "I am delighted to announce that Andrew McMellin will return to London next year to become chief executive officer of Catlin's London hub. Andrew, who is a key member of the group's management team, has done a superb job of managing the profitable growth of our US-based operations over the past two years and will continue in this role for several months to assure a smooth transition.

"He will then be responsible for all activities carried out by our London-based operations, which produced more than $2.4 billion in gross premiums written in 2013.

"I am also happy to announce that Paul Jardine will serve as interim CEO of the London hub for the next several months. Paul served as our London CEO during a period of unprecedented growth at Catlin, and he will be supported by a strong management team based in London."