Brit enters Criminal Justice Services sector


Brit enters Criminal Justice Services sector

Brit Insurance today announced that it has hired a team to lead its new Criminal Justice Services Operations (CJSO) program. The team, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is led by Mike Davis, who joins Brit as Vice President, with support from others, including Susan Thomson, Assistant Vice President. The team will focus on all adjudicated care providers, including non-public commercial operators of private prisons, juvenile centres, immigration detention centres, halfway houses and tagging operations.

Matthew Wilson, CEO of Brit Global Specialty, commented:
“We had been looking to expand into the criminal justice services sector in the US for some time. With the leadership of Mike and Susan we have a team with the experience and expertise necessary to capitalise on the favourable rating environment in the sector, and I am absolutely delighted to welcome them to Brit.

“We see this business as a natural extension of our existing US footprint and accretive to our US specialty underwriting offering. These appointments demonstrate our commitment to attracting high-quality speciality underwriting talent to Brit Global Specialty.”

Nick Davies, EVP of Brit Global Specialty USA, commented:
“Mike and his team are a critical component of our emerging market leading position in the Specialist Package arena. In addition to our established retained limits and first dollar products offered to Public and Non-Profit clients, Criminal Justice represents our expansion in to the private, managed care sector. We are delighted to welcome them to Brit.”

Mike Davis has over 20 years of experience in the Insurance industry, working for a number of institutions, including SKANCO International Ltd and more recently US Risk Insurance Group, where he was the Executive Vice President for the Criminal Justice Services Operations Programme, before it was purchased by HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. (HCC) in 2008. Mike is also a Certified Insurance Counsellor.

Susan Thomson started her career at Four Corners General Agency, before becoming an Underwriter for Powers Leavitt Insurance Agency, Midland Risk Insurance Company and Chubb Insurance. In 2001, she moved to US Risk Underwriters as a Senior Underwriter, maintaining their CJSO book, before moving to Scottsdale Insurance Company in 2007 as their Senior Transportation Underwriter. Susan joined HCC in 2008 as a Speciality Senior Underwriter for criminal justice risks.


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James Olley / Edward Moore, Brunswick +44 (0) 20 7404 5959

About Brit Insurance
Brit is a market leader in global specialty insurance and reinsurance. We underwrite across all major classes of commercial insurance with a strong focus on Property, Casualty and Energy business. Brit is a reputable and influential name in the Lloyd’s market and we pride ourselves on our specialist underwriting and claims expertise.