Optio strengthens financial lines proposition with senior hire

Optio strengthens financial lines proposition with senior hire 150 150 Haggie Partners

Optio Group, the specialty MGA, today announces the appointment of Victoria Barrett as head of financial lines with immediate effect.

Based in London and reporting to executive chairman Matthew Fosh, Barrett will lead and build out Optio’s existing financial lines proposition, comprising professional indemnity and medical billings, and explore opportunities to expand into new areas of financial lines, including both products and geographies.

Barrett brings almost two decades of financial lines experience to Optio as an underwriter and also a broker. She joins from The Hartford where, since 2018, she held the roles of senior underwriter/underwriting manager. Prior to that she spent nine years at Aon, most recently as executive director and chief broking officer.

Fosh said: “We are delighted to welcome Victoria to Optio’s growing team. Her arrival in our financial lines business builds further on our strength and depth in that class, matching our presence throughout our specialty portfolio, comprising construction, nuclear, W&I, A&H, marine K&R/war, PVT and political risk.”