Endurance Specialty Holdings, a Bermuda-based specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, has appointed John Zachry as head of Endurance's for US insurance wholesale operations. Mr Zachry is responsible to include both property and casualty underwriting.

Mr Zachry joined Endurance in 2004 and was promoted to president, chief property officer – US operations in January 2008. Before joining Endurance, Mr Zachry served as senior vice president at property of Great American custom insurance services, from 1993 to 2004.

William Jewett, President of Endurance Specialty Holdings, said: John has been instrumental in developing our US wholesale operations, bringing a deep knowledge of the market and long standing relationships with our producers in this segment. John’s experience and reputation in this market is an important asset to Endurance as we continue to service our valued brokers and expand into new areas and products. I am confident that John, along with Mark Ying, who has led our casualty wholesale operation since 2004, will remain committed to the needs of our wholesale producers. I look forward to supporting them in these leadership roles.