Tom Bongi joins Brit Global Specialty USA to establish Professional Lines offering


Brit Ltd (“Brit” or “the Group”) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Tom Bongi as Executive Vice President of Professional Lines at Brit Global Specialty USA (“BGSU”) with effect from 14 August 2017.

Following his appointment, Tom will be responsible for establishing and developing Brit’s Professional Lines portfolio in the US with a focus on SME business. He will report directly to Nick Davies, President of Brit’s businesses in the Americas.

Tom brings over 25 years of experience within the insurance sector and a strong track record of growing and leading profitable businesses within the Professional Lines market. He joins Brit from XL Catlin, where he was most recently Director of Underwriting, Global Professional Lines, leading underwriting operations across Professional Lines and Cyber Liability. Prior to the merger of XL Catlin, Tom held senior roles in the Professional Lines practices of both entities (XL and Catlin). He started his career at Gordon & Rees LLP.

This announcement follows the appointments earlier this year of Tim Chesson as Senior Vice President, Programmes and Michael Carr as Senior Vice President, Cyber of BGSU.

Nick Davies, President, Brit Americas, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Tom to Brit as we look to create a strong Professional Lines portfolio in the US complementing our existing London business. His wealth of experience and strong track record of building and growing high-quality books of business will enable us to attract the right talent and create a compelling offering in this important segment.”

Matthew Wilson, CEO, Brit, added: “This is another excellent hire for BGSU, as we continue to expand selectively into profitable lines where we can leverage our disciplined underwriting approach and Lloyd’s platform. Our continuing ability to attract the leading talent from across the industry plays a crucial role in our strategy to identify and capitalise on sustainable growth opportunities in the US market.”