Torus, a provider of specialty insurer, has appointed Pat Hindle as vice president of its new excess casualty construction division, based in Jersey City.

In her new role, Hindle will develop excess casualty construction programs for US clients and work closely with other Torus business lines to incorporate construction components into their policies.

Prior to Torus, she was most recently a vice president at Ironshore and a founder of its excess underwriting group.

During her 30 year career, she focused exclusively on excess casualty construction, and also held senior positions at American Safety, ACE USA and Chartis.

Torus head of US excess casualty Linc Trimble said that Torus’ growth is driven by expertise, service, knowledge and professionalism.

"Pat’s expertise and her client/broker relationships in the excess casualty construction arena are unparalleled. She personifies Torus’ commitment to specialist underwriting" Trimble said.

Torus offers a diversified property, casualty and specialty insurance, as well as reinsurance products, to a global client base through its European, US and Bermudian based insurance subsidiaries.