2 May 2014News

Hamilton Insurance appoints head of internal audit

Hamilton Insurance Group has appointed Keith Bernhard as head of internal audit.

In this newly-created position, Bernhard is responsible for developing and executing a risk-based internal audit plan for Hamilton Insurance Group and its subsidiaries.

He will also lead the organisation’s Sarbanes-Oxley compliance programme, coordinate the company’s compliance with certain other regulatory requirements, and support the ongoing development of the company’s risk and control culture.

“Keith is a great addition to the Hamilton team,” says Group CEO Brian Duperreault. “He has almost two decades’ experience in internal audit, and has established and managed effective compliance programmes in markets around the world. His proven expertise in this area will provide critical strategic and executional support as we expand our operations, both in Bermuda and on an international basis.”

Bernhard comes to Hamilton Insurance Group from Markel Corporation, where he was director of internal audit. Immediately prior to Markel’s acquisition of Alterra Capital, Mr. Bernhard was head of internal audit for Alterra, a position he held from 2007.