Aspen Re hires Meredith Head to lead U.S. property catastrophe business

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Aspen Re, the reinsurance division of Bermuda headquartered specialty re/insurer Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited, has appointed former Tokio Millennium Re employee Meredith Head to lead its property catastrophe business in North America.

aspen-insurance-logoMeredith Head joins Aspen Re as its new Head of North American Property Catastrophe, a role that will see her reporting into Christian Dunleavy, the recently appointed Chief Underwriting Officer of Aspen Re and Chief Executive Officer of Aspen Bermuda Limited.

She’s expected to take up the position in September of this year and will be based in Bermuda.

Given how closely the reinsurance team at Aspen works with its insurance-linked securities (ILS) division under Aspen Capital Markets, Head is bound to be interfacing closely with the team responsible for making collateralized reinsurance cession decisions at Aspen.

Head will work alongside Aspen Re’s Head of International Catastrophe business Andrew Mellor. The position will see here leading the reinsurer’s property catastrophe treaty reinsurance strategy and Bermuda property treaty underwriting operation.

Her most recent role at Bermuda reinsurer Tokio Millennium Re was as Senior Vice President, Property Catastrophe Underwriting.

Before she joined Tokio Millennium Re in 2008, Head spent 11 years as Vice President and Deputy Manager, Property Catastrophe Underwriting, at Partner Re.

Christian Dunleavy commented on the hire, “I am delighted to welcome Meredith to Aspen Re. Her proven track record and deep relationships with brokers and clients, spanning over 20 years, will be a fantastic addition to our strong team.

“This appointment is testament to Aspen Re’s ability to attract and retain the very best talent and I look forward to working with Meredith, Andrew and the rest of the team as we continue to develop our property catastrophe business and serve our customers’ needs with rated and ILS solutions in conjunction with Aspen Capital Markets.”

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