Canopius today announces the appointment of Mark Heydon as senior actuary to its recently-established branch, Canopius Australia & Pacific in Sydney. Mark will begin on September 30th and report to Claudio Saita, head of Australia & Pacific, and to Thomas Delor, chief actuary Asia Pacific.
Having begun his career with Zurich Australia in 1993, Mark brings 26 years of experience to the role. He will join Canopius from specialist underwriting agency Sura. Before that he was chief actuary, Berkley Re Australia/Asia Pacific, and quantitative analysis leader, Benfield Advisory (Capital Markets) in London prior to that.
Claudio said: “With Mark’s appointment, Canopius continues to build an experienced and dynamic underwriting team which will allow us to deliver a high level of service to clients in the APAC region. With extensive actuarial experience and local knowledge, Mark will be instrumental in providing clients with added actuarial insights that will help foster long-term partnerships and grow profitable portfolios. I am very pleased to welcome him to our growing team.”