New role created as Ace expands its underwriting capabilities

Ace Group has appointed Geoff Russell regional senior professional indemnity (PI) underwriter, UK and Ireland.

The newly created role will see Russell play an integral part in the financial management and development of the firm’s PI insurance portfolio throughout the UK and Ireland.

He will be responsible for developing the insurer’s proposition in new and emerging areas of PI, such as cyber, technology and media.

Underwriting track record

Russell has 12 years of PI underwriting experience.He joins Ace from AIG, where he was promoted from PI underwriter to senior PI underwriter, and latterly to assistant vice-president PI, UK regions.

Ace Global Markets PI product line head for the UK and Ireland Steve Driscoll said: “Professional indemnity is a key product line that complements ACE’s comprehensive property and casualty proposition.

“Geoff’s appointment demonstrates our commitment to growth, cross-class service and diverse solutions for our clients, wherever they are based in the UK and Ireland.”