RSA Insurance has announced (21 November 2023) that it has appointed Linda Deans (pictured) as a Senior Specialist Underwriter – US & International Property in its UK Specialty Lines business. UK Specialty Lines is part of Intact’s Global Specialty Lines, which offers integrated global propositions for brokers and customers with more complex international risks.
Linda will be based in London and responsible for the growth of RSA’s US & International wholesale property book. She will start her new role in January and report to Jonathan Sigwart, Underwriting Leader – Wholesale International Property, UK Specialty Lines.
Linda is a highly regarded underwriter with more than 20 years’ experience joining RSA from CNA Hardy, where she was a Property Underwriter since 2010.
Jonathan Sigwart, Underwriting Leader – Property, UK Specialty Lines at RSA Insurance, said:
“There is a lack of capacity in the wholesale property market driven by heightened natural catastrophe losses and increased (re)insurer costs meaning a lot of business is coming to London. At RSA, we understand the market challenges but also see an opportunity to support clients and brokers while growing the book in a controlled and sustainable manner.
“We’re really pleased Linda has decided to join RSA and our UK Specialty business. Not only is she experienced and well respected, it’s also a competitive jobs market and getting the best people on board isn’t easy. Linda joining the team will help us to offer an even more comprehensive service to both brokers and clients.”
Authored by RSA