Nichols joins from Canopius

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Pen Underwriting said it has appointed Phil Nichols as underwriting director for its e-solutions business.

Nichols joins Pen from Canopius, where he was head of affinity responsible for the development of niche personal lines schemes and products. Prior to that he was head of product management at Ageas.

He will head the expansion of Pen’s e-traded household and residential property owner business, reporting to Andy Westby, managing director of volume.