Beazley Canada appoints Jo-Anne Hawthorne as territory manager for eastern Canada
Beazley has appointed Jo-Anne Hawthorne as territory manager for eastern Canada...
Ms Hawthorne will report to Cheryl Hobbs and will be responsible for developing closer relations with brokers in Ontario, Atlantic Canada, Ottawa and Quebec with a view to building Beazley's book of business across its specialist product lines in these provinces.
Ms Hawthorne has extensive experience of underwriting specialist insurance products in the Canadian market, including professional liability, errors & omissions and corporate risks, and a track record of growing profitable portfolios of business.
In February 2017, Beazley acquired Creechurch Underwriting, a specialist MGA, since renamed Beazley Canada, with a strong reputation for providing tailored insurance programs to small and medium-sized enterprises in a range of industries and professions. Since 2017, the Beazley Canada team has expanded to offer greater depth of expertise in new target areas that include cyber risk and data breach, environmental liability and technology and media.
Cheryl Hobbs said: "We have ambitious plans to grow Beazley's presence in Canada through existing brokers and through new intermediary relationships and across our existing product range as well as new products we will bring to the market. Jo-Anne's experience and knowledge of the market and her extensive network will play an important role in helping us achieve these plans."