Stuart Danskin will oversee regional underwriting across the firm’s 13 UK operating locations

Property and liability insurer Arch Insurance, a wholly owned subsidiary of Arch Capital Group, has promoted senior underwriter Stuart Danskin to director of underwriting for Arch UK Regional.

Effective from 1 November, Danskin is responsible for UK regional underwriting across all business lines, including property, casualty, motor, financial lines, marine and accident and health.

As part of his role, Danskin will manage and build a portfolio of business, identify areas for growth and assist in the development of the business’s strategies; this includes deploying new products regionally.

Danskin joined Arch Insurance in January 2019. Prior to that, he worked at Barbican Insurance Group, where he set up the firm’s UK division.

“These are exciting times for Arch, as it seeks to grow its national footprint within the insurance sector and broaden its client base,” Danskin said.

“I am delighted to be appointed to this new senior role at a time of such immense opportunity and am dedicated to ensuring all business sourced and underwritten in the regions is of the highest quality and underwritten with integrity.”

Steve Bashford, chief executive at Arch UK Regional, added: “We have worked extremely hard to build a distinct and identifiable culture over the past year, one in which skilled employees are developed and rewarded, meaning that we are always keen to promote from within where possible.

“Stuart truly understands what we, as a business, want to achieve and has two decades of senior underwriting expertise, which will stand him in good stead in his new role. He has our full support and we have the utmost confidence in the future of the Arch UK Regional business.”