May 9, 2022

Arch Insurance Australia Announces Key Underwriting Promotions

Arch Insurance Australia announces key underwriting promotions.

Hegarty and Gaitanis appointed Regional Underwriting Managers

Sydney, 9th May 2022 – Arch Insurance Australia (Arch) has today announced the promotion of Aisling Hegarty to Southern Region Underwriting Manager, Professional Indemnity and Steven Gaitanis to Southern Region Underwriting Manager, Executive Assurance, with immediate effect.

Hegarty and Gaitanis are responsible for building broker relationships and driving further growth across the southern region of Australia, including Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, and the Northern Territory. Based in Melbourne, Hegarty reports to Anthony Hinde, National Manager, Professional Indemnity, and Gaitanis to Paula Ritchie, National Manager, Executive Assurance.

Hegarty is an accomplished underwriter with over seven years of experience in the financial lines sector. She joined Arch in 2019 as Senior Underwriter for Professional Indemnity having previously held underwriting roles having worked at Vero, Chubb and Zurich.

Gaitanis has over 15 years of insurance market experience operating in the professional risks arena. He joined Arch in 2019 as Senior Underwriter, Executive Assurance. Prior to joining Arch he was a Senior Underwriter at CGU Insurance and held broking roles for Aon Risk Services.

Commenting on Hegarty’s promotion, Hinde said: “Aisling is a highly respected practitioner who has been central to the expansion of our PI business. Her promotion is thoroughly deserved, and she will play a leading role in further supporting our growth ambitions.”

Ritchie added: “Steven has a deserved reputation for building lasting and responsive relationships and delivering informed solutions that respond to the needs of brokers and our mutual clients. I have no doubt that he will excel in his new role and play a major part in the further expansion of our executive assurance portfolio.”


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About Arch Insurance Australia

Arch Insurance Australia is part of Arch Insurance International. The company provides specialised insurance solutions across a wide range of industries and professions, operating across Accident & Health, Casualty, Financial Lines and Property product lines.

About Arch Insurance International

Arch Insurance International is part of Arch Capital Group Ltd. and includes Arch Insurance UK and the P&C insurance operations of Arch Insurance (EU) dac, as well as Arch’s insurance operations in Europe, Bermuda and Australia.

About Arch Capital Group Ltd.

Arch Capital Group Ltd., a publicly listed Bermuda exempted company with approximately $16.3 billion in capital at Dec. 31, 2021, provides insurance, reinsurance and mortgage insurance on a worldwide basis through its wholly owned subsidiaries.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements

The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a “safe harbor” for forward−looking statements. This release or any other written or oral statements made by or on behalf of Arch Capital Group Ltd. and its subsidiaries may include forward−looking statements, which reflect our current views with respect to future events and financial performance. All statements other than statements of historical fact included in or incorporated by reference in this release are forward−looking statements.

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The foregoing review of important factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with other cautionary statements that are included herein or elsewhere. All subsequent written and oral forward−looking statements attributable to us or persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward−looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


Source: Arch Insurance International

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