Beazley Expands Technology, Media & Business Services Team with the Appointment of Kristen Dauphinais

Jan 14, 2010, 12:29 ET from Beazley plc

FARMINGTON, Conn., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Beazley plc (BEZ.L) announced today the addition of Kristen Dauphinais to its Technology, Media, & Business Services Team (TMB). Dauphinais, formerly Vice-President and Underwriting Manager at American International Group (AIG), will focus on underwriting middle market risks.  Dauphinais will be based in Utah, reporting to Mike Donovan, head of the TMB focus group.

Dauphinais will help Beazley's fast-growing professional liability group expand its leadership position in the technology, media and business services sectors.  The group already insures two thirds of the top 25 global software and software services companies as ranked by Software Magazine and is credited with a number of innovative coverages, including Beazley Breach Response, a unique insurance, loss control and risk mitigation service tailored to the needs of healthcare, higher education, and retail and hospitality organizations in the United States.

For the past five years Dauphinais worked in the professional liability division at AIG.  She was responsible for underwriting management and the strategic goals of the four central US regions.  Prior to joining AIG, Dauphinais worked for four years in technology placements at Marsh.

"Kristen's management and business development background will be instrumental in growing and maturing our division," said Mike Donovan. "She is well equipped to help us achieve greater growth and bandwidth in an increasingly sophisticated and competitive market."

Note to editors:

Beazley plc (BEZ.L), is the parent company of global, specialist insurance businesses with operations in the UK, US, France, Germany, Ireland, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia.  Beazley manages four Lloyd's syndicates: Syndicate 2623 and Syndicate 623 underwrite a broad range of insurance and reinsurance business worldwide; Syndicate 3623 focuses on accident and health business; and 3622 is a dedicated life syndicate. In 2008, Beazley underwrote gross premiums of pounds Sterling 875.7 million. All Lloyd's syndicates are rated A by A.M. Best.  

Beazley's underwriters in the United States focus on writing a range of specialist insurance products.  In the admitted market, coverage is provided by Beazley Insurance Company, Inc., an A.M. Best A rated carrier licensed in all 50 states.  In the surplus lines market, coverage is provided by the Beazley syndicates at Lloyd's.

Beazley is a market leader in many of its chosen lines, which include professional indemnity, property, marine, reinsurance, accident and life, and political risks and contingency business.

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