Tom Rea joined in April 2018, is based in Glastonbury, Connecticut and reports to Tom Bongi, Executive Vice President, Professional Liability for BGSU. He will focus on writing miscellaneous professional liability for US domiciled companies through wholesale intermediaries.
Tom brings over fifteen years’ experience of growing and leading Professional Liability underwriting teams. He joins from Hiscox USA, where he was Vice President, Professional Liability. Prior to Hiscox, Tom spent seven years at Travelers and seven years at Business Risk Partners.
Jim Kelly joined effective 7 May 2018, is based in New York and reports to Rich Hartman, Senior Vice President, Construction Professional. He comes to Brit with a wealth of experience in the Construction Professional industry. Most recently, Jim was an Executive Underwriter with The Hartford in their Construction Professional unit. Prior to this role, Jim was with XL Catlin.
These appointments follow the hire of Tom Bongi, as Executive Vice President of Professional Lines, in August 2017 to establish a Professional Lines offering for BGSU and Rich Hartman as Senior Vice President, Construction Professional in January 2018.
Nick Davies, President, Brit Americas, commented: “We are pleased to announce these additional high calibre hires to our rapidly growing Professional Lines business. Tom brings outstanding nationwide experience and relationships in the Miscellaneous Professional Liability market while Jim’s reputation for expertise in professional liability risks for contractors and design professionals is well deserved.”
Matthew Wilson, CEO, Brit added: “We have added a number of talented underwriters to our US team in recent months, and we are pleased by the rapid progress being made by BGSU’s Professional Lines team since it was established last year under Tom Bongi’s leadership. These appointments further strengthen the depth of talent we have in our business and are a good demonstration of our continued successful growth strategy for BGSU.”