Diamond to lead group claims function at Beazley

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Beazley has promoted Beth Diamond to group head of claims in the US.

Diamond, who is currently head of third-party complex claims, will succeed Anthony Hobkinson, who is retiring in February 2020.

Diamond joined Beazley as claims team leader in 2006 when she became its first claims representative in the US.

A trained lawyer, Diamond initially focused on cyber, technology and media claims at Beazley before her promotion to lead complex claims in 2015. She will continue to be based in New York and will join the group’s executive committee.

Andrew Horton, chief executive officer of Beazley, said: “Our ability to deliver the high-quality claims service that is at the heart of Beazley’s proposition depends on our claims experts’ specialist knowledge of the customers and industries that we protect.”

“Beth has been an intrinsic part of our business over the past 13 years and I am extremely pleased she has accepted the role of head of claims. She brings extensive experience in managing a wide range of unique and complex claims over the past 13 years at Beazley and a strong focus on improving customer experiences.”

Horton continued: “I would like to extend my gratitude to Anthony who has helped us to build an award-winning claims service over the past decade, firstly as head of specialty lines claims, and then as group head of claims since 2011. He has played an invaluable role in setting the strategic direction of our company as a member of the executive team.”

Beazley launched a suite of cyber risk management services for international policyholders earlier this month.

The full suite is designed to aid policyholders in preparing for and preventing breaches, on top of insuring a cyber loss.

It includes pre-breach and risk management services selected and managed by Beazley’s dedicated in-house Beazley breach response (BBR) services team.

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