July 24, 2023

Arch UK Regional Division Announces Key Management Appointments for Bristol Team

Julie Collins promoted to Branch Manager; Ruth Hitchcox named National Production Improvement Lead; Stuart Hawker joins as Broker Development Relationship Manager

London, 24 July 2023 — Arch Insurance UK Regional Division has announced the promotion of Julie Collinsto Branch Manager for the Bristol office, with immediate effect.

In this role, Collins is responsible for managing all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the Bristol office, overseeing the 13-strong team, enhancing support for broker partners, and delivering on Arch’s growth plans for the South-West region. She reports to Neil Peters, National Director, Branch Network.

Collins brings over 30 years of experience to the position. Her recent roles at Arch have included Broker Relationship Development Manager for Bristol and Transformation Support Manager. During her career, she has also worked at Covéa Insurance, Arista Insurance and NIG Insurance.

Collins succeeds Ruth Hitchcox who takes up the new position of National Production Improvement Lead and is responsible for delivering performance enhancements and driving process efficiencies across the branch network. Hitchcox was Branch Manager, Bristol since 2019 having joined from Fusion where she was Regional Operations Manager.  

Arch has also announced the appointment of Stuart Hawker as Broker Relationship Development Manager within the Bristol office. He joins from Allianz where he spent over 14 years, most recently as Business Development Manager.

Commenting on the announcements, Peters said: “Julie is a highly respected and experienced insurance practitioner. She has an outstanding reputation with our broker partners and will continue to build on the success that Ruth has helped us to achieve over the last five years. I am delighted that Ruth is taking on this new role as we look to drive efficiency and further enhance our ability to serve our brokers. The South-West is a key region for Arch, we have recently invested in new premises and are continuing to grow our presence, including hiring top-level talent such as Stuart Hawker.”


Arch Insurance, UK Regional Division, insurance, Bristol, Julie Collins, Ruth Hiscox, Neil Peters, Stuart Hawker


About Arch Insurance (UK) Limited.

Arch Insurance (UK) Limited is part of Arch Insurance International and provides specialised commercial property, casualty, motor, professional liability, personal accident and travel insurance solutions through its extended office network across the UK.

Arch Insurance (UK) Limited is authorised and regulated by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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. (Nasdaq: ACGL) is a publicly listed Bermuda exempted company with approximately $16.7 billion in capital at March 31, 2023. Arch, which is part of the S&P 500 Index, 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

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