Canopius Group, a specialist (re)insurance underwriting business, has appointed Tim Davies and Jennie Beard as underwriters to its sabotage & terrorism team.

The new underwriters Davies and Beard will report to Simon Low, the re/insurer’s head of political risk & crisis management.

The insurer said Davies and Beard join Simon Low and Louise Sampson to create a team of experienced underwriters and to build a high quality, diversified book of Sabotage & Terrorism business.

Davies has considerable experience in the terrorism market having held senior broking positions, most recently heading up the Willis International Terrorism Practice.

Beard joins from Ark where she underwrote a global book of terrorism and political violence business.

Simon Low said Tim and Jennie will allow them to strengthen the position and extend leadership capability as they deliver flexible, technical underwriting products backed by a reliable, responsive service to the brokers and clients.