26 September 2016News

Everest hires former Markel senior director

Everest Insurance, a subsidiary of Bermuda-based reinsurer Everest Re Group, has appointed Maria Duffy as vice president and head of excess and surplus (E&S) casualty.

Duffy will report to Connie Germano, head of specialty casualty, and will be based in New Jersey, where she will be responsible for managing the strategic expansion of the specialty casualty unit. She will have direct oversight of the underwriting teams across the country, supporting this market segment.

Duffy most recently worked at Markel Insurance Company, where she served as senior director of underwriting and production for the wholesale region, with responsibility for large and difficult to place risks.

Germano said: "We are thrilled to have Maria join the Everest team. Maria’s broad industry experience and unique underwriting capabilities across primary casualty, worker’s compensation, environmental liability and excess casualty will be an asset to our organisation, and our trading partners as we continue to expand this important capability within Everest Insurance."