Alterra Capital Holdings has named Nicholas Conca as the new chief claims officer for insurance, to ensure consistent level of claims service to its insurance policyholders worldwide.

With over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, Nick has been for many years directly or managerially involved with insurance claims operations.

He was most recently executive vice president, US Operations for Integro Insurance Brokers, and was previously with Frank Crystal, Liberty International and Reliance National.

Nick began his career at the law firm of Wilson Elser Edelman Moskowitz & Dicker as claims counsel to major insurance companies.

He is expected to take up the new role at Alterra in November 2012 and will be based in New York office.

Bermuda-based Alterra provides diversified specialty insurance and reinsurance products to corporations, public entities, and property and casualty insurers.