BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) today announced the appointment of Mark Lingafelter as President, BHSI, Australasia. He assumes responsibility for the BHSI Australasia region from Chris Colahan, who is moving into the role of President of the specialty insurance operation in the UK & Europe.
“With more than 30 years of experience in the global insurance market, Mark is well qualified to lead our ongoing profitable growth in Australia and New Zealand. Chris has been a superb leader of BHSI in Australasia, and we look forward to adding his energy and expertise to our expanding European team and operations,” said Peter Eastwood, President & CEO, BHSI.
Mark, who will be based in BHSI’s Sydney office, was most recently Chief Underwriting Officer, Asia Pacific for QBE Insurance. Before that he spent more than 11 years as Managing Director at Chubb Insurance Company of Australia.
Chris Colahan joined BHSI in February 2015, previously serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Asia and Hong Kong, for the RSA Insurance Group. Chris will be based in the London office.
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company (incorporated in Nebraska, USA) ABN 84 600 643 034, AFS Licence No. 466713 (www.bhspecialty.com) provides commercial property, casualty, healthcare, executive and professional lines, and marine insurance. The actual and final terms of coverage for all product lines may vary. Based in Boston, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance has offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, Irvine, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, San Ramon, Seattle, Stevens Point, Auckland, Brisbane, Dubai, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, London, Macau, Melbourne, Munich, Perth, Singapore, Sydney and Toronto.
In Europe, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance operates as part of Berkshire Hathaway International Insurance Limited (“BHIIL”), an incorporated England and Wales limited liability company, Registration Number 3230337 and with a Registered Office on the 4th Floor, 8 Fenchurch Place, London EC3M 4AJ, United Kingdom. BHIIL is an affiliate of Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company (“BHSIC”). BHSIC and BHIIL are part of Berkshire Hathaway's National Indemnity group of insurance companies, which hold financial strength ratings of A++ from AM Best and AA+ from Standard & Poor's.
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