Zurich appoints new chief PI insurance underwriter for Europe

One commercial insurance and reinsurance specialist recently announced a brace of new appointments in both its UK financial lines division and its European professional indemnity underwriting divisions.

Business liability insurance specialists Zurich announced the appointment of Stuart Quinlan as their newest European profesional indemnity chief underwriting officer.   The firm also announced that its UK financial lines department will now be headed by Alan Moore, as well.

Mr Quinlan, in his new role fresh from his previous one as financial lines head for the UKGI broker division for Zurich, will now be responsible for the development of professional indemnity insurance across the Euro zone.  Prior to his time at Zurich, Mr Quinlan served as one of Novae’s underwriting directors.

Mr Moore was head of professional and financial lines for Zurich Global Corporate UK prior to his most recent appointment.  Now tasked with building on the specialist expertise of each individual financial lines division, Mr Moore will also be responsible for providing a clear, singular focus for the UK marketplace’s financial lines.  He had previously been with the risk management division.

UKGI specialties and middle market director, Gary Wainwright, remarked that both Mr Moore and Mr Quinlan are regarded quite highly in their respective fields.  They will both undoubtedly bring depth of experience and quality of focus on to their respective roles, added Mr Wainwright.

GCUK’s interim chief underwriting officer for the UK, Nick Major, also commetned, saying that the overall aim of the firm is to maintain a specialist focus in each of their individiual sectors while also aligning its approach in all sectors in Europe.  This will allow the company to work as a unified team in order to close any gaps, while using the combined expertise that they do have to the fullest.

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