Appointed senior underwriting executives to develop insurance and reinsurance activities

Aspen Insurance Holdings has established an international casualty facultative reinsurance unit. The company has also appointed senior underwriting executives to develop both its insurance and reinsurance activities.

William Murray has been appointed as president of US Insurance, joining Aspen from W.R. Berkley, where he held a number of leadership positions and was most recently president of Regional Excess Underwriters.

He will report to Chris O’Kane, CEO of Aspen, and will lead the development of the company’s US insurance franchise, including its existing excess and surplus (E&S) lines operation.

In reinsurance, the company has appointed Peter Emblin as head of Latin American Reinsurance and International Casualty Reinsurance Business Development. Mr. Emblin joins from Swiss Re where his responsibilities included Swiss Re’s Latin American operations. In his new role at Aspen, he will be responsible for developing company’s reinsurance footprint in Latin America and overseeing the development of Aspen’s non US casualty reinsurance operations.

Marcus Gonzales also joins the team as head of International Casualty Facultative Reinsurance and will support Aspen’s reinsurance activities through the development of non US casualty facultative business. He will report to Donna McDermott, head of Aspen’s Casualty Facultative division.