Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Promotes Two Casualty Leaders in the UK

BOSTON & LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) today announced that it has promoted Caroline Alder-Smurthwaite to Head of Casualty and James Emson to the role of Head of Technical Casualty in the UK.

“Caroline and James are committed to delivering on BHSI’s core values and our commitment to providing casualty solutions that are foundational to long-term partnerships with customers,” said Vanessa Maxwell, Country Manager, UK, at BHSI. “In their new roles, their customer-focus and leadership will further elevate our ability to serve customers and brokers seeking solutions across the spectrum of casualty risks.”

Caroline, who has more than 20 years of insurance industry experience, joined BHSI last year as Head of General Casualty. Before that, she was London Corporate Casualty and International Casualty Manager at another global insurer. In her new role, she will oversee underwriting of all technical and general casualty lines for BHSI in the UK. Caroline can be reached at +44 203 692 8011 and

James joined BHSI in 2018 as Senior Casualty Underwriter. He was previously promoted to Casualty Manager, Technical Casualty, in the UK before ascending to his current role of Head of Technical Casualty. James has nearly 15 years of industry experience. He can be reached at +44 203 429 4929 and

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, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, London, Macau, Madrid, Manchester, Melbourne, Munich, Paris, Perth, Singapore, Sydney and Toronto.


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