Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) announced two leadership promotions: Hilary Browne has been promoted to the role of Deputy Global Chief Underwriting Officer, and Cameron Holmes is now Global Underwriting Officer, Property for Energy and Construction.
What do the appointees bring to BHSI?
Hilary, who has nearly 25 years of global insurance industry experience, joined BHSI in 2019 as Country Manager, Ireland, and Head of Casualty for Europe, and most recently served as Global Chief Underwriting Officer, Casualty and Healthcare, and Deputy Head of Europe.
Her Europe responsibilities will transition to Alessandro Cerase, newly named Head of BHSI Europe Region, while she retains responsibility for global casualty and healthcare underwriting. In her new role Hilary will provide executive oversight for BHSI’s global A&H underwriting, multinational underwriting and support, and underwriting affairs. Hilary will continue to be based in Dublin and will report to David Fields, Global Chief Underwriting Officer, BHSI.
“Hilary has made many contributions to BHSI, as a member of our Europe leadership team and in her global casualty and healthcare underwriting officer capacity. With the growth of BHSI’s underwriting portfolio, the time is right to strengthen our underwriting leadership, and Hilary’s contributions at BHSI and the industry make her ideal for the role,” said David Fields.
Cameron Holmes has been Head of Property Technical Lines at Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance in Australia since 2018. Cameron joined BHSI in 2015 as Property Energy and Construction Manager and has over 20 years of experience in engineering and technical lines property insurance. As he assumes his new role, he will continue to be based in Sydney and will report to Dean LaPierre, BHSI’s Global Chief Underwriting Officer, Property and Marine.
“Cameron has played a key role in growing our property and technical lines business in Australia. As a member of our global underwriting leadership team, he will make a broader contribution to our business working with our regional underwriting teams as they provide customers and brokers worldwide with the stability of BHSI’s financially strong capacity, our long-term market commitment, and our underwriting expertise,” commented Dean LaPierre.