Fidelis MGU names new Head of HR and expands Executive Committee

Fidelis MGU names new Head of HR and expands Executive Committee 150 150 Haggie Partners

Fidelis MGU today announces the appointment of Deborah Leen as Head of Human Resources. She will be based in London and report to Rinku Patel, Group Chief Operating Officer and CEO of Pine Walk, effective immediately. Deborah will also become a member of Fidelis MGU’s Executive Committee.

Deborah will be responsible for overseeing Fidelis MGU’s talent strategy, which focuses on finding best-in-class talent from across the industry, while ensuring it continues to align with the company’s diversity, equality and inclusion goals.

Deborah has more than 25 years of human resources experience in the financial services sector. She joins Fidelis MGU from Arrow Global Group where she was HR director for the investments division. Prior to this, Leen was interim Head of HR at Fidelis Insurance. She has also held several senior HR roles at companies such as Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management, Insight Investment, Gulf International Bank and ING.

Deborah will be joined by two further recent appointees to the Fidelis MGU Executive Committee. Ben Fortune, Bermuda Chief Underwriting Officer, who has been with Fidelis since 2015 and Simon Crone, Head of Partnership Underwriting and EEA Chief Underwriting Officer, who has been with Fidelis since 2019.

Fidelis MGU has also promoted Nadia Beckert to Senior Underwriter of its Reinsurance division, Jordan Ray to Senior Underwriter of its Renewables division and Henry Edwards to Head of Contingency, effective immediately.

Richard Coulson, Chief Executive Officer of Insurance, and Chief Underwriting Officer said: “I am delighted to welcome Deborah back to Fidelis MGU. Her experience will be vital as we look to expand and strengthen our excellent teams in London, Bermuda and Dublin. I am also excited to welcome Deborah, Simon and Ben to our Executive Committee, these promotions demonstrate their dedication to ensuring Fidelis MGU continues to be a market leader in London, Ireland, and Bermuda. A special congratulations to Nadia, Jordan and Henry on their promotions.  These promotions demonstrate our aim to reward those showing long-term commitment to our company.”