Melissa Carmichael assumes leadership as Beazley’s Head of US Cyber

Following Patricia Kocsondy’s move to Beazley’s Head of Global Cyber Digital Risks in January, Melissa Carmichael steps into the role of leading Beazley’s US Cyber division.

Beazley has announced today the appointment of Carmichael as the new Head of US Cyber, effective immediately. Carmichael, based in New York, will report directly to Paul Bantick, Global Head of Cyber Risks.

Carmichael said: “I’m excited to be joining such an impressive team at Beazley. In an ever-shifting cyber market, Beazley has ensured that its clients are ahead of the risk, prepared and not fearful of any threats that may lie ahead for their business.”

“I greatly look forward to working with the team and partnering with our brokers to further build on this success and grow our market leading position,” further commented Carmichael.

Bringing over 25 years of industry expertise, Carmichael boasts a proven track record in cultivating and guiding high-performing teams. Her most recent role was as Managing Director, Specialty & Middle Market Leader at insurance and reinsurance broker Aon. Prior to that, she spent over 16 years at broker  Marsh, where she ascended to the position of Managing Director, NY FINPRO Practice Leader.

Bantick added: “In an era of accelerating cyber threats it’s crucial that we have in place leaders of Melissa’s calibre and expertise, working alongside an experienced team to ensure that our clients have elevated cyber resilience.”

“Not only is her appointment a testament to our ability to attract market leading talent, but it also denotes our commitment to bolstering our Full Spectrum Cyber global proposition and capitalising on the opportunities in the US cyber space.”

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