Brit Insurance, a general insurance and reinsurance group, has appointed Mark Figes as new Class Underwriter, International Professional Indemnity.

In his new role, he will assume the responsibility for the management and development of Brit Insurance‘s International Professional Indemnity (PI) Portfolio and reports to Janet Henderson, divisional director of Brit Insurance’s PI business.

Mark has 30 years underwriting and underwriting management experience in the PI, professional lines and casualty underwriting sectors within the London market.

He will join from CNA Europe where he was casualty underwriting director, responsible for the management and strategic direction of the European Casualty portfolio.

Prior to this, Mark has held a number of senior roles at Swiss Re International, GE Insurance, GE Frankona Insurance and Alexander Howden Insurance Brokers.

Brit Insurance’s PI book covers a range of professions, including but not limited to advertising agents, computer consultants, management consultants, solicitors, architects & engineers, accountants and insurance brokers.

Brit Insurance CEO of Global Markets business unit Matthew Wilson said that International PI is an important portfolio and the company is pleased to have Mark on board.

"His experience of leading underwriting teams throughout the market cycle spans a wide variety of global territories and books of business. His technical knowledge will also be a huge asset to the team," Wilson said.