Ex-Catlin specialist appointed as underwriter

Brit Insurance has appointed Keith Thorogood as personal accident underwriter. He joined the personal accident team on 20th August and is reporting to Paul Simmonds.

Thorogood has over 30 years’ experience in the London market and joins Brit Insurance from Catlin, where he held the same position for Syndicate 2003.

Prior to Catlin’s acquisition of Wellington, Thorogood worked for Wellington Syndicate 2020. His career has also included underwriting roles at Europea Underwriting Agency, M.I.C. Simmonds, LDG Worldwide and V.W.Broad. He began his career as a broker at Antony Gibbs.

Thorogood will be the third member of the team, which writes traditional personal accident and kidnap and ransom cover. The team is part of Brit Insurance’s accident and health division.

Mike Sibthorpe, CEO Brit Global Markets, commented: “Keith’s appointment is a major development for our personal accident offering and creates a team with nearly 100 years of London market experience between them. Keith is a leader in his field and we are delighted to have someone of his calibre on board as we continue to grow this account.”