July 8, 2020

Arch Insurance Australia Announces Senior Underwriter Appointments

Melissa Ahern and Simon Reid join as Senior Underwriters in Accident and Health team.

Sydney, 8 July 2020 – Arch Insurance Australia, part of Arch Insurance International, has today announced the appointments of Melissa Ahern and Simon Reid as Senior Underwriters within its accident & health (A&H) division. Both roles are with immediate effect.

Ahern will be based in Melbourne and Reid will be based in Sydney. They will be responsible for providing targeted solutions for individuals, programs, facilities and associations across a broad range of A&H products, as well as developing new opportunities for growth. They will both report to Atele Toma, A&H Underwriting Manager.

Ahern brings almost 20 years of insurance market experience to the role and was most recently a Senior Underwriter within the A&H division at QBE Insurance.  Highly proficient at developing solutions for complex risks, she is a relationship-focused underwriter who is adept at developing new business opportunities.

With a 15-year career in the insurance industry, including 10 years in the A&H sector, Reid has worked across all product areas and developed solutions for a broad spectrum of clients.  Prior to joining Arch, he was a Senior Underwriter within the A&H team at Chubb Insurance Australia.

Commenting on the appointments, Dominic Brannigan, Regional Manager Arch Insurance Australia, said: “We pride ourselves on the depth of underwriting talent across our team. Melissa and Simon 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.”


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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 Financial Lines, Property, Casualty and Accident & Health 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 Bermuda-based company with approximately $13.10 billion in capital at March. 31, 2020, provides insurance, reinsurance and mortgage insurance on a worldwide basis through its wholly owned subsidiaries.

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