May 6, 2024

Arch Insurance Australia Names New Distribution & Engagement Lead

Michael Faulkner appointed to newly created role to drive business growth  

Sydney, 7 May 2024 – Arch Insurance Australia has today announced the appointment of Michael Faulkner as Distribution & Engagement Lead, effective immediately. 

In this newly created role, Faulkner will be responsible for managing and developing strategic relationships with brokers in Australia and the Pacific region, creating business development opportunities for all product lines and driving distribution growth.  

Based in Sydney, he will report to Dominic Brannigan, Regional Manager of Arch Insurance Australia, and will also work closely with Arch Insurance International’s Strategy and Distribution team in London, led by Simon Williams, Chief Strategy & Distribution Officer.  

Faulkner has over 20 years’ experience working in Australia’s insurance industry in broking, underwriting and business development roles. He joins from Vero Insurance where he was most recently Strategic Relationship Manager, International and Strategic Commercial Partners. Prior to this, he was the Relationship Manager, Commercial Intermediaries at QBE Insurance Group.    

Commenting on the announcement, Brannigan said: “We’re delighted to welcome Michael to the team. With a wealth of experience and a strong track record of building strategic and long-lasting broker relationships, Michael is the perfect fit for this new role. He is well respected in the market and will enhance our ability to drive further growth across our underwriting portfolio, build our relevance and continue to deliver outstanding service for our broker partners.”  


Arch Insurance Australia, distribution, Michael Faulkner, Dominic Brannigan, Simon Williams 


About Arch Insurance Australia 

Arch Underwriting at Lloyd’s (Australia) Pty Ltd, based in Sydney, Australia, is a Lloyd’s services company which underwrites exclusively for our Lloyd’s Syndicates. 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 $22.1 billion in capital at March 31, 2024, 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 the Company’s 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.  

Forward−looking statements can generally be identified by the use of forward−looking terminology such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe” or “continue” or their negative or variations or similar terminology. Forward−looking statements involve the Company’s current assessment of risks and uncertainties. Actual events and results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in these statements. A non-exclusive list of the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements includes the following: adverse general economic and market conditions; increased competition; pricing and policy term trends; fluctuations in the actions of rating agencies and the Company’s ability to maintain and improve its ratings; investment performance; the loss of key personnel; the adequacy of the Company’s loss reserves, severity and/or frequency of losses, greater than expected loss ratios and adverse development on claim and/or claim expense liabilities; greater frequency or severity of unpredictable natural and man-made catastrophic events, including pandemics such as COVID-19; the impact of acts of terrorism and acts of war; changes in regulations and/or tax laws in the United States or elsewhere;  ability to successfully integrate, establish and maintain operating procedures as well as integrate the businesses the Company has acquired or may acquire into the existing operations; changes in accounting principles or policies; material differences between actual and expected assessments for guaranty funds and mandatory pooling arrangements; availability and cost to the Company of reinsurance to manage the our gross and net exposures; the failure of others to meet their obligations to the Company; a disruption caused by cyber-attacks or other technology breaches or failures on the Company or the Company’s business partners and service providers, which could negatively impact the Company’s business and/or expose the Company to litigation; and other factors identified in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).  

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 the Company’s 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 

Media Contacts 

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Head of Marketing and Communications, Arch Insurance International  

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