Angus Watson joins Hyperion-owned MGA

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Hyperion-owned underwriting agency DUAL has hired Angus Watson as global chief claims officer.

He will join the company on 1 September.

Watson has more than 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry, which he joined after a career in the Metropolitan Police.

He was previously head of claims at insurer Arch Insurance Company (Europe), which is a capacity provider to DUAL.

Before that he was head of claims for Hiscox Insurance Company.

DUAL chief executive Shane Doyle said: “[Watson] brings a wealth of top level claims experience to our business and his appointment reinforces DUAL’s commitment to excellence in our claims service.

“Arch and DUAL have a relationship spanning many years which means Angus has a strong understanding of our business and its customers.”

Watson added: “This is a new role for DUAL and timely given that the Group is approaching $1bn GWP [gross written premium]. I look forward to helping take the group’s claims proposition to the next level offering industry-leading standards of responsiveness and service.”

Watson’s former firm Arch has provided capacity to DUAL for over ten years and supports the underwriting agency’s current worldwide quota share binder.