29 July 2020Life

Arch bolsters A&H underwriting in Australia

Arch Insurance Australia has appointed Melissa Ahern and Simon Reid as senior underwriters in its accident and health (A&H) division.

Ahern has almost 20 years of insurance market experience and was most recently a senior underwriter within the A&H division at QBE Insurance. Reid has spent 15 years in the insurance industry, including 10 years in the A&H sector, and has worked across all product areas. He was formerly senior underwriter in the A&H team at Chubb Insurance Australia.

Ahern is based in Melbourne, while Reid takes up his post in Sydney. They are responsible for providing targeted solutions for individuals, programmes, facilities and associations across a broad range of A&H products, and developing new opportunities for growth.

Both report to Atele Toma, A&H underwriting manager.

Dominic Brannigan, regional manager at Arch Insurance Australia, said: “We pride ourselves on the depth of underwriting talent across our team. [Ahern] and [Reid] bring a wealth of sector experience and will significantly bolster the underwriting capabilities within our A&H team. We look forward to working with them to further enhance the service and solutions that we provide to our brokers and their clients.”