LONDON, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hardy Underwriting Asia Pte Ltd (Hardy Asia), a subsidiary of CNA Financial Corporation, is pleased to announce the promotion of Chris Wright as director and Principal Officer for Hardy Asia. In this role, Chris will help develop the strategies to continue Hardy Asia growth in 2015, as well as have responsibility for managing the Asia office. His appointment is subject to the approval of the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
Commenting on the appointment, David Brosnan, Chief Executive, Hardy said:
"We are committed to strengthening Hardy's capabilities, and there have been a number of strategic changes made as part of our international strategy to drive profitable growth in 2015 and beyond. Chris has a proven track record as a property treaty underwriter with extensive distribution, marketing and management expertise, and I am confident the appointment will further strengthen our presence within the Asian market."
Chris began his career at Hardy in London in July of 2008 as a Property Treaty underwriter. In 2009, he moved to the Bermuda office to establish an underwriting presence and develop a North American focused treaty portfolio working with local and US brokers. He became Head of the Bermuda office in February 2013 and continues to serve as a Director of that business.
Notes to Editors:
Hardy is a specialist underwriting business operating within Lloyd's of London. Its business has been built around its management of and participation on Lloyd's syndicate 382, which underwrites a range of insurance and reinsurance classes on a worldwide basis. Further information on Hardy is available at the Group's website: www.hardygroup.bm. Hardy was acquired by CNA financial corporation in July 2012 but continues to operate under its own brand.
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