Senior changes announced to Beazley’s International Management Liability Team

Catherina MacCabe to retire and Oliver Wheeler and Emma Pereira promoted

Beazley has announced today that Catherina MacCabe, Focus Group Leader International Management Liability (IML), Specialty Risk, is to retire and that Oliver (Oli) Wheeler will succeed her as Focus Group Leader from the 1st July 2022. Emma Pereira has also been promoted to Product Leader for the team.

Catherina has led the IML team at Beazley for over five years, building it up to be a leading IML team in the London Market and growing the firm’s book of Directors & Officers (D&O) and Management Liability business in Europe, Asia and Latin America. She will stay at Beazley over the remainder of the year to ensure a smooth transition to the new leadership team.

Oli joined Beazley in 2021, and prior to this, he was D&O Practice Leader at AON London. Oli has previously held underwriting and leadership roles with Chubb, Axis and Liberty, and has successfully managed Financial Lines portfolios in New York and Madrid.

Gerard Bloom, Head of International, Specialty Risks said:

“Catherina will leave a legacy of underwriting excellence, and under her leadership, the IML team has gone from strength to strength. I will miss her greatly, as will her colleagues, brokers, clients and peers. I wish her a very well-deserved retirement.”

Gerard added: “The strength and depth of the IML team is evidenced by Oli taking over the reins, supported by Emma who also starts her new role on the 1st July. Their combined talents and experience will be invaluable as we seek to deliver our ambitious growth plans and help our clients to navigate the increasingly tricky liability risk landscape they face in these turbulent times.”

For further information, please contact:

Beazley Group

Emily Rogers

T +44 (0)7976 850 311

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Beazley plc (BEZ.L) is the parent company of specialist insurance businesses with operations in Europe, United States, Canada, Latin America and Asia. Beazley manages seven Lloyd’s syndicates and, in 2021, underwrote gross premiums worldwide of $4,618.9m. All Lloyd’s syndicates are rated A by A.M. Best. 

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