CNA’s David Brosnan takes helm of Lloyd’s insurer

Hardy’s long-standing chief executive Barbara Merry has left the Lloyd’s insurer.

David Brosnan, senior vice-president of Hardy parent CNA’s international business, has replaced her.

Merry became chief executive of Hardy in December 2001 after two years as managing director of Omega Underwriting.

The Lloyd’s insurer was bought by US insurance group CNA in July 2012.

CNA chief executive and Hardy chairman Tom Motamed said: “Barbara has been a valuable and trusted member of the Hardy management team and board for 12 years.

“I commend her outstanding leadership, including her role in the effective transition of Hardy to a wholly owned, indirect subsidiary of CNA.”

Brosnan joined CNA as senior vice-president of international business in May 2013.

Before joining CNA he worked for ACE Canada, which included terms as president and chief executive of ACE INA and ACE INA Life.

Commenting on Brosnan’s appointment Motamed said: “Dave’s experience uniquely qualifies him to lead Hardy in the execution of its critical role in broadening the CNA strategy to expand our geographic and product reach.”