Global multiline property and casualty insurer ACE Group has named Geoff Russell as its new regional senior professional indemnity underwriter for UK and Ireland, to boost underwriting capabilities throughout its network of regional offices.

Geoff will oversee the business from Manchester and will report to Steve Driscoll, product line head, UK & Ireland Professional Indemnity, ACE Global Markets.

In this newly created role, Geoff will participate in the financial management and future development of ACE’s significant Professional Indemnity (PI) insurance portfolio across the UK and Ireland.

Joining from AIG, he will oversee the development of ACE’s proposition in new and emerging areas of PI, including cyber, technology and media.

Starting his career as a PI broker at Griffiths & Armour, he joined AIG in 2007 as PI underwriter before promoted to senior PI underwriter and to assistant vice president PI, UK Regions.

Operating in 53 nations, the ACE Group delivers commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients.