Chief underwriting officer Neil Maidment will serve as acting chief executive
Beazley chief executive Andrew Horton is to take a break in March and April.
Horton has been Beazley chief executive for eight years.
The insurer made the announcement this morning when it released the results of its 2015 full year accounts.
Chief underwriting officer Neil Maidment (pictured) who joined Beazley in 1990, will serve as acting chief executive in Horton’s absence – supported by the executive committee.