Brit Insurance, a general insurance and reinsurance group, has expanded its war and terrorism team with the appointment of Charles Barrett as new terrorism underwriter, effective immediately.

In his new role, Charles will be responsible for underwriting a diverse range of political violence and aviation war related risks to support the profitable growth of Brit Insurance’s worldwide war and terrorism portfolio.

Charles will be based in London and will report to Russell Kennedy, class underwriter, war and terrorism.

Charles will join Brit Insurance from broker Willis, where he was most recently was vice president for the North American Terrorism Practice, responsible for leading the London-based team specializing in terrorism placements for North American domiciled clients.

Brit Insurance global markets division CEO Matthew Wilson said that Charles’ specialist knowledge of the global war & terrorism market will complement and broaden the existing underwriting capabilities in this important area of global markets portfolio.