July 21, 2023

Arch UK Regional Division Announces Senior Promotion and Bolsters Financial Lines Team

Arch promotes Kirsty Blois to Underwriting Manager and appoints three PI underwriters

London, 20 July 2023 — Arch Insurance’s UK Regional Division has announced the promotion of Kirsty Blois to Underwriting Manager, Miscellaneous and Emerging Professional Indemnity (PI).

In her new role, Blois is responsible for managing Arch’s miscellaneous PI book of business and developing its broker relationships. Blois reports to Martin Joyce, Head of Financial Lines, UK Regions.

Before joining Arch in 2022, Blois was a Senior Underwriter for miscellaneous PI at Hiscox and Senior Commercial Account Handler and Team Leader at The Oval Group (now Gallagher).

Arch has also appointed three new underwriting practitioners within its PI team: Hayley Bilas and Timothy Rolph as Development Underwriters, PI, and Joshua Woods as Underwriter, PI.

Bilas joins Arch from Liberty Speciality Markets, where she was most recently a Regional PI Underwriter. Rolph joins from Hiscox, where he was a Development Underwriter for Event Insurance. Woods joins from Travelers, where he was a PI Underwriter.

Commenting on the announcements, Joyce said: “Arch is committed to attracting and developing the best possible underwriting talent within our teams in order to provide exceptional service for our brokers and their customers. Following the recent success of launching several financial lines products, including Miscellaneous PI and D&O, we are keen to build on our considerable market momentum. Kirsty’s well-earned promotion and the appointments of Hayley, Tim and Josh demonstrate our commitment to boosting our market presence and delivering on our broker promise to be collaborative, responsive, and to deliver informed solutions.”


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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.

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Source: Arch Insurance International

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