Canopius Group, a specialist insurance underwriting group, has appointed Andrew Ealey as new Property Treaty underwriter, reporting to Jamie Wakeling, head of Property Treaty for Syndicate 4444.

Ealey will join from Guy Carpenter, with more than 16 years of experience in the property treaty reinsurance market, encompassing both broking and underwriting roles.

His skill set includes technical underwriting and pricing, business production and placement, and relationship management expertise.

He joined Guy Carpenter & Co in 2005 as senior vice president, working across the UK property, retrocession and continental European teams, being involved in business production, business placement strategy and execution and client relationships. Previous to this, he served at Hannover Re and RK Carvill & Co.

Syndicate 4444 Joint Active Underwriter Mike Duffy said that Ealey’s appointment strengthens the Property Treaty team, following Jamie Wakeling’s promotion to Head of Property Treaty.

"I am sure the breadth of Andrew’s talents will enhance our ability to deliver excellent underwriting expertise and service to our brokers and clients," Duffy said.