BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company (BHSI) today unveiled four new executive and professional lines policies in Australia and named Sami Jaghbir as Senior Underwriting Manager, Executive & Professional Lines, in Brisbane, and Richard Johnson as Senior Underwriting Manager, Executive & Professional Lines, in Melbourne.
The newly launched policies are:
- Executive First Directors & Officers Liability Insurance;
- Professional First Financial Planners Professional Indemnity Insurance;
- Professional First Asset Manager Liability Insurance; and
- Professional First Civil Liability Insurance
“We are pleased to introduce the first of our primary executive and professional lines policies in Australia, while rounding out our geographic footprint with experienced underwriting professionals now in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane,” said Cameron McLisky, Head of Executive and Professional Lines, Australasia. “Our executive and professional lines team looks forward to providing tailored D&O, Financial Institutions and Professional Indemnity solutions with the security of our financial strength and long term commitment to the Australian marketplace.”
Sami Jaghbir joins BHSI after five years at Vero, where he held various positions, most recently as Underwriting Manager NSW/ACT, Professional & Financial Lines. Before Vero, he was Senior Account Executive, Financial & Professional Lines, at Marsh. Earlier in his career, he held positions at Promina, Citibank and Pfizer. A member of the Australian Professional Indemnity Group, Sami holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Queensland; a Diploma of Financial Services, Broking, from the Australia & New Zealand Institute of Insurance & Finance (ANZIIF); and is currently completing a Masters in Commerce, Insurance, Accounting, Commercial Law from Deakin University.
Richard Johnson joined BHSI in October after 18 months at Catlin Australia, where he was Financial Lines Manager for Melbourne. Prior to Catlin, he held a number of underwriting and portfolio management roles with AIG in London and Australia, including Commercial D&O/Crime Underwriting Manager for AIG Europe. Richard received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Otago.
For more information on BHSI’s Executive & Professional lines products in Australia, contact Matthew Clarke at firstname.lastname@example.org or +61 28002 2102 or Vincent Barker at email@example.com or +61 28002 2125.
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (www.bhspecialty.com) provides commercial property, casualty, healthcare professional liability, executive and professional lines, surety, travel, programs, and homeowners insurance. The actual and final terms of coverage for all product lines may vary. In Australia, it underwrites on the paper of Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company, which holds financial strength ratings of A++ from AM Best and AA+ from Standard & Poor’s. Based in Boston, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance has offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, San Ramon, Stevens Point, Auckland, Brisbane, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Singapore, Sydney and Toronto. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.