Beazley appoints business development role

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Beazley has announced the appointment of Duncan Richardson to the role of life, accident and health development manager, as the specialist insurer continues to grow its Australian footprint and boost its capabilities in the life, accident & health market.

The new appointment grows Beazley’s Australian presence to more than 40 staff since entering the Australian market in 2008. Richardson will play a key role in building and maintaining client relationships and providing tailor-made client service for Beazley’s life, accident & health clients.

Richardson has more than 20 years’ experience in broking, general and life insurance. Prior to joining Beazley, he worked at TAL as business development manager, and head of workplace insurance. He has also held senior roles at Richard Oliver Underwriting, QBE and Catholic Church Insurance.

 “We are pleased to have Duncan on board, and believe he will make a significant contribution to the life, accident & health team through his wealth of technical expertise and experience in group life, accident and health, and enterprise bargaining agreement markets in Australia,” said Noel Nosworthy, managing director of Beazley Underwriting and Australian Income Protection.

“We are already seeing healthy levels of demand for our life, accident & health products, particularly from mid to top-tier super funds that recognise the unique benefits of partnering with specialist, niche insurers,” he said.