Beazley Strengthens Environmental Liability Underwriting Capabilities

NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Beazley's environmental liability team is expanding with the recruitment of two senior underwriters, Dana Hughes and Gregory Dunn. Ms Hughes and Mr Dunn will both be based in Beazley's Philadelphia office.

Ms Hughes joined Beazley in August 2005 and currently underwrites for the company's Architects & Engineers (A &E) team. In her new role she will be expanding her focus to include professional liability and contractors' pollution liability for environmental consultants and contractors. A former geologist and environmental consultant, she brings strong technical expertise to the team.

Mr Dunn was previously vice-president/regional manager at XL Insurance. He has a degree in geology, over five years of environmental consulting experience and more than a decade of underwriting experience in fixed site and contractors' pollution liability across a broad range of risk categories.

"I am delighted that Dana and Greg have joined our team," said Jayne Cunningham, environmental liability focus group leader. "With his technical underwriting background and ample business development experience, Greg will fit right in with our disciplined underwriting approach."

"Dana has been a tremendous asset to Beazley's A &E team. Her expertise and extensive experience in general and environmental underwriting will be extremely valuable to us as we continue to expand our portfolio."

CONTACT: Jayne Cunningham 917 344 3309

Source:Beazley Group