Dual UK chairman Russell Kilpatrick takes additional role as chief risk officer appointed

Shane Doyle

Hyperion-owned underwriting agency Dual has named international deputy chief executive Shane Doyle (pictured) as chief executive of the UK business.

The change is part of a reshuffle following a strategic review.

Doyle has also been named group chief underwriting officer, where he will ensure the consistency of the agency’s risk appetite and selection.

Dual UK chairman Russell Kilpatrick will take on the new role of executive director, global markets at Dual International in addition to his existing role.

Both Doyle and Kilpatrick will continue to report to Dual International chief executive Damien Coates.

Paul Ferris, currently chief underwriting officer of Dual International, will take on the new role of chief risk officer for the Dual group, responsible for overseeing risk, compliance, claims and underwriting governance. He will continue to report to Doyle.

Coates said: “Dual’s UK operations are an important global hub for Dual, and Shane’s UK and global experience will help deliver a superior underwriting business.

“[Kilpatrick] will work closely with me to further develop Dual’s product capability, as well as looking at further geographic expansion for Dual.

“The appointment of a chief risk officer is an important step for Dual. Taking a holistic approach to managing risk will be vital to our continued growth and success, and Paul’s experience and skills make him the ideal choice for this new role.”