Kieran Morrin joins Lloyd’s insurer as A&H divisional underwriter

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Canopius has hired Zurich’s UK accident and health (A&H) head Kieran Morrin as divisional underwriter for A&H within its UK specialty division.

Morrin will report to the Lloyd’s insurer’s UK specialty head of underwriting Paul Dilley.

While at Zurich, Morrin was responsible for leading the transformation of the insurer’s A&H division, which included refocusing the business and devising products SME businesses distributed through brokers.

Canopius has also hired another ex Zurich executive, Philip Chandler, as A&H underwriter. He was previously assistant underwriter for accident and travel at Zurich.

In addition Canopius has hired Tim Crump as head of A&H binders. He was previously an accident underwriter at WR Berkley Syndicate 1967.

Canopius UK specialty division chief executive Tim Rolfe said: “A&H is an area of significant opportunity and Kieran brings to Canopius an impressive track record of successfully targeting this segment, having built underwriting teams and developed products from scratch.

“Tim also brings a huge amount of specialist A&H experience and expertise to Canopius and together with Phil’s talents, these appointments will significantly strengthen our UK A&H proposition.”