Julian Enoizi to take over at Lloyd's insurer

Argo Group International has announced that Julian Enoizi has been appointed chief executive officer of Heritage Managing Agency.

Enoizi will join Heritage from CNA Financial where he was president and chief executive officer of CNA’s European operations. He resigned earlier this week.

Argo said he will officially take up his new duties later this year. Lloyd's insurer Heritage was acquired by Argo Group in May 2008.

“Julian’s wealth of management experience in the property and casualty market makes him an excellent choice for this role,” said Heritage chairman David Spiller. “With his exceptional leadership skills and broad perspective, we have full confidence in his ability to lead Heritage through its next phase of growth and development.”

Enoizi has been with CNA for the last seven years, joining in 2002 as country manager for France. He was appointed to the position of president and chief executive officer for CNA Europe in 2005. Prior to working at CNA, Enoizi served in senior executive roles with AIG Europe and Chubb Insurance Company of Europe.

Argo Group’s president and chief executive Mark Watson added: “To date, Julian’s successful career has been highlighted by transforming a business, which prior to his leadership posted losses, into a well run and attractive player in the European property and casualty market. I am delighted to have him joining our executive team and look forward to what he will bring - not only to Heritage - but to Argo Group as a whole.”

Heritage’s interim chief executive, Nick Denniston, will return to his position of chief financial officer. Dennistion filled in for Richard Pexton who resigned as boss of Heritage in December 2008.