SiriusPoint taps sales director from RSA to drive international growth
Specialty re/insurer SiriusPoint has appointed former RSA Insurance Group sales executive Alex Hardy as director of sales and distribution for its International business.
Hardy, who joins on December 4, 2023, will be based in London, and will be tasked with increasing sales in SiriusPoint’s international lines and also with working with managing general agencies.
The company said Hardy will use his market experience to build out the company’s managing general agent proposition, in conjunction with the Stockholm-led MGA Centre of Excellence.
“In addition, he will work with the international trading teams with a view to growing key international business lines such as aviation & space, casualty, credit, energy, and marine, supporting the International strategy for profitable growth, and building on the company’s Lloyd’s, London market, and delegated authority proposition,” the company added.
Hardy joins SiriusPoint from RSA Insurance Group, where he was sales and distribution director. Prior to this, he held a number of senior roles at Lloyd’s motor syndicate ERS and Aviva.
He will report to Rob Gibbs, president & CEO, SiriusPoint International, who said: “Alex’s market knowledge and unparalleled industry network will be invaluable to SiriusPoint’s ambitious growth plans over the next five years.
“It is imperative that we invest in the best market-facing talent, as we continue to strengthen our market leading relationships and leverage our capital and global licensing, to drive growth in our key regions.
“I know Alex will bring structure, clarity and drive to what we do, as well as supporting the development of customer-focused solutions which underpin our ‘One SiriusPoint’ ethos,” added Gibbs. “He will be a key part of SiriusPoint International’s expanding team as we continue to build strong MGA partnerships that enhance our underwriting expertise and support our growth ambitions.”
Hardy’s appointment follows recent partnerships with MGAs which have emerged from the MGA Centre of Excellence: Stockholm-based Nordic Marine Insurance, and London-based managing general underwriter Eaton Gate.