Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Appoints Caroline Alder-Smurthwaite as Head of Casualty, UK

BOSTON & LONDON & DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) today announced that it has named Caroline Alder-Smurthwaite, Head of General Casualty, UK.

“Caroline has more than two decades of underwriting experience spanning a wide range of customers, including corporate and large multinational captive accounts,” said Hilary Browne, Head of Casualty, UK & Europe. “She will play a pivotal leadership role in bringing BHSI’s bespoke coverage, financial stability and service excellence to customers across the UK and around the globe, and it is my pleasure to welcome her to our UK team.”

Caroline comes to BHSI from Chubb, where she spent 12 years in increasingly senior positions, most recently London Corporate Casualty Manager. She began her career on the claims side of the business at Gerling Insurance. Caroline earned a BA with Honours in European Studies, International Business, from the University of Central Lancashire.

She is based in BHSI’s office in London and can be reached at +44 203 692 8011 or

In Europe, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) trades under Berkshire Hathaway European Insurance DAC (BHEI) and Berkshire Hathaway International Insurance Limited (BHIIL). BHEI is an Irish domiciled Designated Activity Company, Registration Number 636883 and Registered Office at 2nd Floor, 7 Grand Canal Street Lower, Dublin D02 KW81. BHEI is an affiliate of Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company (BHSIC), a Nebraska USA domiciled corporation, which provides commercial property, casualty, healthcare professional liability, executive and professional lines, transactional liability, surety, marine, travel, programs, accident and health, medical stop loss, homeowners, and multinational insurance, and BHEI is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway International Insurance Limited (BHIIL), an incorporated England and Wales limited liability company, Registration Number 3230337 and Registered Office at 8 Fenchurch Place, 4th Floor, London EC3M 4AJ, United Kingdom. BHSIC, BHIIL and BHEI are part of Berkshire Hathaway’s National Indemnity group of insurance companies, which hold financial strength ratings of A++ from AM Best and AA+ from Standard & Poor’s. Based in Boston, BHSI has offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, Irvine, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, San Ramon, Seattle, Stevens Point, Adelaide, Auckland, Brisbane, Cologne, Dubai, Dublin, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, London, Macau, Madrid, Manchester, Melbourne, Munich, Paris, Perth, Singapore, Sydney and Toronto.


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