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    James Eaton to retire

    Industry veteran, James Eaton to retire at end of 2022

    Specialist insurer Beazley has announced that after almost 16 years at Beazley and nearing 40 years in the insurance market, Head of Specialty Lines, James Eaton will be retiring at the end of the year. He will remain in charge throughout 2022 and Beazley will announce its succession plan later this year.

    James joined Beazley in 2006 as a Programme and Treaty Underwriter in Specialty Lines having previously been a broker. He then led the Private Enterprise team for seven years before heading up the Specialty Lines division in 2018 when he also joined the Executive Committee. 

    Adrian Cox, CEO, Beazley said: “James has played a pivotal role at Beazley having overseen one of the founding divisions of the business, helping our Specialty Lines group grow into the successful business it is today. We wish him a long and enjoyable retirement, and thank him for the dedication and service he has given Beazley since 2006.”

    Bob Quane, CUO, Beazley commented: “James has built an outstanding Specialty Lines business delivered by a team with great depth of experience and breadth of knowledge. I look forward to sharing more details around succession later in the year, but in the meantime, our brokers and clients will experience the same high level of service under James’ continuing leadership.”

    For further information, please contact:

    Beazley Group
    Charlie Evans
    +44 (0)7769 648812

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