Ironshore names global energy practice leader


Bermuda-based insurer Ironshore has named Ronald Gleason as its new global energy industry practice leader.

Gleason is currently Ironshore’s regional executive for South Central, based in Houston. He will continue in that role, as well as be responsible for developing integrated insurance solutions for the energy sector in alignment with Ironshore underwriting specialists throughout its global platform.

Gleason has more than 30 years’ experience as a specialty underwriter in the energy sector.  He joined Ironshore in 2009 to establish the Houston office. Previously, as of 2000, he led the regional energy operation of AIG global energy after having served for more than five years as profit centre manager for the AIG energy division.

Ironshore’s energy industry practice underwrites comprehensive coverages on commercial risks across virtually all classes within the specialty energy sector worldwide, including casualty, environmental, global property, international liability and professional liability lines, among others.

“Ironshore energy lines realised a growth rate of nearly 10 percent last year, signalling an opportunity to further broaden specialty sector coverage offerings across our various lines of business worldwide,” said Kevin Kelley, chief executive officer of Ironshore.

“Ron will assume leadership in building upon the industry practice group strategy to foster continued progress through innovative product development and productive client relationships.”

As well as energy, Ironshore’s global industry practice groups are construction, financial institutions and healthcare sector risks.

Ironshore, Ronald Gleason, Kevin Kelley, Bermuda

Bermuda Re