Brit Global Specialty USA expands Professional Lines offering though Rich Hartman hire


Brit Ltd (“Brit” or “the Group”) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Rich Hartman as Senior Vice President, Construction Professional at Brit Global Specialty USA (“BGSU”) with effect from 2 January 2018.

Based in BGSU’s New York office, Rich will report to Tom Bongi with responsibility for building and developing a Construction Professional book.

Rich brings over 35 years’ experience in the insurance industry with extensive expertise in the construction sector. Most recently he was at Arch Insurance Group, where he led the Design & Environmental division. Prior to this he was with Zurich’s North American Construction team. Rich has also worked in risk management roles within the contracting and construction management sector.

This announcement follows the appointment of Tom Bongi, as Executive Vice President of Professional Lines, in August 2017 to establish a Professional Lines offering for BGSU.

Nick Davies, President, Brit Americas, commented: “Rich’s hire by BGSU builds strongly on the progress we have been making in developing and growing our Professional Lines offering under Tom Bongi’s leadership. Rich brings both a long-track record in the industry and a high level of technical expertise and we look forward to delivering his skills to our clients in the construction space.”

Matthew Wilson, CEO, Brit, added: “Last year we added a number of high quality individuals to BGSU and I’m pleased that this continues into 2018. We have built an attractive platform for leading talent from across the industry and Professional Lines is one of a number of classes in which we see good potential as part of our broader growth strategy.”