Stephen Thompson to lead Impact Underwriting.

Canopius Managing Agents, the specialist underwriting business, has appointed Stephen Thompson as head of Lloyd’s service company, Impact Underwriting, with immediate effect.

Impact writes a range of accident and health insurance products through its chosen broker markets in the UK and Europe.

In his new role, Thompson, who joined Canopius during 2007, will take responsibility for the continuing development of Impact. Current initiatives include the development of various product offerings for delivery via enhanced web-based technology.

Clive Watson, chief executive of Canopius, said: “Canopius has been expanding both the Impact book of business and our international A&H business written by Syndicate 4444, and led by Gavin Watson.

"The diverse experience which Stephen brings to his new role will strengthen Canopius’ position in the accident and health sector and ensure that the current momentum of the business is maintained.”