Everest boosts Canada expertise with two promotions

28-04-2022

Everest boosts Canada expertise with two promotions

Russ Lewis, chairman, and Scott Paddington, chief agent and CUO, Everest Reinsurance Canada

Everest Re has promoted Scott Paddington to chief agent and chief underwriting officer (CUO), and appointed Russ Lewis as chairman of Everest Reinsurance Canada. Paddington will oversee the operations of Everest’s reinsurance business in Canada, and Lewis will continue to provide strategic counsel to Everest’s reinsurance business in Canada and globally.

Both are reporting directly to Jill Beggs, head of North America Reinsurance at Everest, who said Paddington’s diverse banking, broker and financial advising background, coupled with his tenure at Everest, “uniquely positions him to drive the Everest reinsurance business forward”. Lewis has been an “integral part” of Everest’s Canada operation expansion and establishing Everest as a market leader, she added.

Paddington, the former deputy CUO who joined Everest in 2010, previously worked as a financial advisor at Nesbitt Burns, in insurance at Empyrean and in reinsurance at Guy Carpenter Canada, as well as at various Canadian banks.

Lewis has been with Everest for 30 years, most recently as chief agent, and led a team that successfully grew its Canadian operation. Earlier in his career, Lewis gained reinsurance expertise at Prudential and General Reinsurance.

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