Simon Catt joins Mitsui after 11 years at Travelers Syndicate Management

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Mitsui Sumitomo at Lloyd’s has hired Simon Catt as its new head of claims, replacing Jonathan Poole.

Catt was previously head of claims at rival Lloyd’s insurer Travelers Syndicate Management for 11 years.

Before this, he spent 15 years in claims and underwriting positions for Elliston, Sphere Drake and Exall Warren Derby.

The claims head role at Mitsui Lloyd’s became vacant following Poole’s promotion to chief executive of sister company Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company (Europe) in June.

Mitsui Lloyd’s chief executive Andrew McKee said: “The role of leading our claims team is of considerable importance to Mitsui Sumitomo. Simon will ensure we evolve this function so that it continues to deliver the exceptional levels of service and support expected by our brokers and their clients, while demonstrating operational efficiency. I would like to welcome Simon to our management team and I very much look forward to working with him.”