LONDON – July 31, 2017 – ArgoGlobal, the Lloyd’s insurer and member of Argo Group, today announced the appointment of Dominic Kirby to replace David Harris as managing director of Argo Managing Agency pending regulatory approval. Last September, the company announced Harris would begin transitioning into a new group-level role, head of performance, reporting directly to Argo Group CEO, Mark E. Watson III, with specific accountability for performance management.
Kirby brings more than 25 years of industry experience to his new role, including previous service as head of Ariel Re U.K. Prior to joining Ariel Re in 2015, he was managing director at Torus Underwriting Management Limited. From 2007 to 2011, Kirby served as deputy managing director, and ultimately managing director at Flagstone Syndicate Management Limited. Previously, he worked for Navigators Group Inc., London and Navigators Underwriting Agency Ltd. Kirby became a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute in 2000. He graduated from Oxford University with a Masters of Arts in geological sciences.
Watson said: “Dom has been a valuable member of the Ariel Re underwriting leadership team. Given his depth of experience and record of success, I’m confident he is the right person to lead the group.”
“David played a pivotal leadership role in developing the Argo Managing Agency into one of the leading syndicates at Lloyd’s. Most recently, David provided tremendous leadership to the team successfully integrating Ariel Re, Syndicate 1910 and 6117. I’m pleased David is willing to take on this new, larger enterprise role and that the entire organization will benefit from his expertise.”
ArgoGlobal is the trading brand of Syndicate 1200 at Lloyd’s, managed by Argo Managing Agency Ltd. The Syndicate offers worldwide property, aerospace, marine, energy, specialty and non-U.S. liability insurance. Market leading expertise, knowledge, an innovative approach and focus on its customers, together with the substantial resources, financial strength and international scope of the Argo Group, support ArgoGlobal’s position as a leading player in the Lloyd’s Market. For more information, visit www.argo-global.com.
ABOUT ARGO GROUP INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS, LTD.
Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: AGII), is an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in the property and casualty market. Through its operating subsidiaries, Argo Group offers a full line of products and services designed to meet the unique coverage and claims handling needs of businesses in four primary segments: Excess & Surplus Lines, Commercial Specialty, International Specialty and Syndicate 1200. Argo Group’s worldwide insurance subsidiaries are rated ‘A’ (Excellent) by A.M. Best with a stable outlook and its U.S. insurance subsidiaries are rated ‘A-’ (Strong) by Standard & Poor’s with a stable outlook. For more information, visit www.argolimited.com.
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