Fidelis MGU today announces the appointment of three people to its London-based underwriting and actuarial teams. These hires are part of Fidelis MGU’s wider growth strategy focused on attracting best-in-class talent. Since the start of 2023, the company has made over 40 hires across all locations and departments.
Daniel O’Connell – Head of Bespoke
Daniel will join Fidelis MGU’s underwriting team as Head of Bespoke reporting to Richard Coulson, CEO of Insurance & UK CUO. As part of his role as Head of Bespoke, he will be responsible for overseeing the group’s contingency, credit & political, political violence, terrorism and transactional liability underwriting. O’Connell joins from Axa XL where he spent almost three years as Head of Crisis Management for the UK and Lloyd’s, and Group Chief Underwriting Officer for crisis management and special risks. Previously Dan held senior positions at Hiscox.
Armand van Hien – Head of Marine Cargo
Armand will join Fidelis MGU’s underwriting team as Head of Marine Cargo reporting to Richard Coulson. He will be responsible for overseeing the marine cargo book of business as well as managing all underwriting practices in this class, including the development of Fidelis’s best in class technology systems. van Hien joins from Brit Insurance where he was a marine cargo underwriter. Prior to this, he spent six years at Chubb on the marine cargo team.
Greg Bowman – Head of Capital
Greg joined Fidelis MGU’s actuarial team as Head of Capital reporting to Gary McInally, Chief Projects Actuary. He will be responsible for the company’s internal model as well as expanding relationships across underwriting and outwards reinsurance to ensure the model is appropriate for all needs. He joins Fidelis MGU from Guy Carpenter where he was most recently a broker actuary. Bowman has 12 years of experience as both a practitioner and consultant with a strong capital modelling background from his time as Head of Capital at Hamilton and senior capital management roles at R&Q and Willis Towers Watson.
Richard Coulson said: “The attraction of market leading talent is a key priority and strength of Fidelis MGU and we are continuing and enhancing a culture of responsibility, respect and reward. This acts as a magnet in attracting the industry’s finest as the recruitment of this group of top professionals is early testament to. Dan, Armand and Greg will be outstanding additions to our innovative and disciplined underwriting and actuarial teams, and myself and the team very much look forward to welcoming and working with them.”