Catlin Canada, a provider of specialty property/casualty insurance and risk management services, has opened new offices in Vancouver and Montreal.

The new offices are scheduled to commence operations in early November 2010.

According to Catlin Canada, Pat Bruzzese will lead the new Montreal office as branch manager. He will be joined by Flavia Di Girolamo, property manager, Quebec, Robert Foster, senior underwriter, property & casualty and Lucy Martinello, office manager, Montreal. Earlier, Bruzzese headed the Montreal office for GCAN Insurance.

Ian Rutherford is selected to lead the Vancouver office and will be joined by senior underwriters, Rory Donoghue and Lawrence Quan. Rutherford previously lead the Vancouver office for GCAN Insurance.

Catlin Canada CEO Mike Hansen said, the company fully anticipate that over time the new locations will add significant value to its business and will play an important part in the company’s planned growth over the next three to five years.