Underwriters join Brit from AIG UK and Lexington

Brit Insurance has appointed Neil Russell and Joachim Tolle as underwriters in its global markets business unit.

Russell was most recently at Lexington Underwriting Company where he managed its North American Property accounts at Lloyd’s. He will continue to specialise in North American property at Brit and will report to Tom Rowley, North American open market class underwriter.

Tolle joins Brit Insurance after three years at AIG UK (now Chartis) where he had responsibility for major financial institutions accounts. He will report to Neil Beaton, financial institutions class underwriter.

Matthew Wilson, chief executive of Brit Global Markets, said: “Our focus on active, cross-cycle portfolio management helps us to attract the best underwriting talent across the entire spectrum of business we write. I am delighted to welcome Neil and Joachim to our team.”