The changes follow Andrew Carrier’s promotion to chief executive

Global Lloyd’s (re)insurer MS Amlin has appointed its head of reinsurance Grant Baxter as interim chief underwriting officer, effective from 1 January 2023 and subject to regulatory approval.

Baxter, who joined the insurer at the end of December 2022, is taking on the additional underwriting leadership responsibilities following Andrew Carrier – the firm’s previous chief underwriting officer – being promoted to chief executive, also effective from 1 January 2023 and subject to regulatory approval.

In the new year, Baxter will also join MS Amlin’s executive committee and will report to Carrier.

Supporting Baxter is two new co-deputy chief underwriting officers – the insurer’s existing head of underwriting transformation Neil Walker and Sam Geddes, MS Amlin’s current head of property and allied lines. Both will report to Baxter.

Alongside being co-deputy chief underwriting officer, Walker will also become head of specialty insurance, with oversight for the insurer’s marine, casualty, natural resources and crisis management lines.

Geddes, meanwhile, will continue to have responsibility for property and auto insurance product lines alongside his new position.

Underwriting is ‘heart of strategy’

MS Amlin believes this leadership reshuffle will streamline reporting and increase efficiency within its underwriting division.

Carrier said: “I am delighted to start the year by announcing these changes to our senior underwriting team.

“Grant’s skill, knowledge, and experience as a first-rate industry leader will give us the momentum to continue to ensure underwriting is at the heart of our strategy and business operations.

“Neil and Sam are highly respected and proven leaders in their own right and their collaborative expertise will only further reinforce the robust bench of our underwriting team.”