Fidelis appoints three including new Bermuda CEO


Fidelis Insurance has hired three senior executives one of which joins as the company’s Bermuda chief executive officer. One has joined from Catlin and two from Amlin Bermuda.

Nick Burkinshaw joins as chairman of specialty. He joins from Catlin where he was Active Underwriter of Syndicate 2003 and chief underwriting officer, London.

Ben Savill takes up his role as Bermuda chief executive. He joins from Amlin Bermuda where he led the North America Market Unit. In this role he was responsible for underwriting Amlin’s US reinsurance property portfolio and managing the unit’s specialty lines business. 

And Richard Holden joins as head of North American Underwriting. He was previously a leading class underwriter for Amlin Bermuda.

The three join Fidelis’ underwriting team of Dan Burrows, Philip Vandoninck, Richard Coulson and Ben Fortune, under the leadership of Richard Brindle, group chief executive.

Brindle said: “Fidelis has made exceptional strides since launch. However, the realisation of our strategy and ambitions depend on the continual enhancement of our team and the appointment of exceptional underwriters who understand the cycle.

“Success in today’s specialist insurance market requires innovation, a clear direction and the provision of targeted bespoke solutions. Nick, Ben and Richard have consistently marked themselves out as some of the market’s leading underwriters. They have built their reputations on challenging outdated practices and working to forge lasting relationships by providing better solutions for clients.

“They share our vision and aspirations for Fidelis and provide us with additional expertise to strengthen our offering and target further sectors in which we see unrealised potential. I am very pleased to welcome them to the team.” 

Fidelis Insurance, Catlin, Amlin Bermuda, Nick Burkinshaw, Ben Savill, Richard Holden, Bermuda

Bermuda Re