Fusion Specialty (“Fusion”) today announces the promotion of Samuel Shirley to the dual role of managing partner, M&A, Fusion Specialty UK, and global chief underwriting officer, M&A (CUO), effective immediately.
Samuel played a pivotal role in launching and establishing Fusion’s UK operation, joining as a senior partner in 2022 from Aviva, where he helped grow the insurer’s M&A business and transactional risk portfolio.
In his new position, Samuel will support the business’s growth ambitions, by bringing his market leading underwriting practices and technical expertise to bear across Fusion’s global business, which offers differentiated solutions for cross-continental transactions in the small to mid-market segment.
David Rogers, Fusion Specialty co-founder and executive partner, said: “Since joining Fusion Specialty UK, Samuel has consistently demonstrated exemplary leadership capabilities and his promotion is richly deserved. His underwriting philosophy and knowledge complement Fusion’s strategic ambitions and he is perfectly positioned to help grow our UK and international M&A insurance portfolio. The recent minority investment in Fusion’s parent Pop Group Holdings from private equity fund Direct Capital will further support our global expansion, organically and through selective acquisitions, and I look forward to Fusion’s continued success as Samuel assumes his new role.”