ArgoGlobal, the Lloyd’s insurer and member of Argo Group, today announced David Harris will retire from his executive responsibilities in March of 2020. Until that time, he will continue with the company working on a number of strategic initiatives.
With more than 35 years of insurance industry experience and seven years at Argo, David has served as a member of the company’s Group Executive; as the Managing Director of Argo Managing Agency; and most recently Head of Group Performance and interim Chief Human Resource Officer.
“I would like to personally thank David for his friendship, advice and strategic contributions to the company, said Argo Group CEO Mark E. Watson III. “David helped establish our Lloyd’s business through his many years of experience and strong relationships within the market. I sincerely wish him the best.”
David joined Argo in 2013 to lead ArgoGlobal, the Group’s syndicate at Lloyd’s of London. “I enjoyed the time at Argo,” said David. “It was a pleasure to work with such an outstanding team focused on making meaningful contributions towards the growth of the company.”
Prior to joining Argo, David spent several years at Amlin, where he held various roles, including Managing Director, Amlin Underwriting Limited, International Development Director and Chief Operating Officer, Amlin PLC. Harris began his insurance career with Royal Insurance and later became Operations Director for RSA London Market division before joining AXA Insurance in 2000 as UK Claims Director. David previously served as a non-executive Director of the Lloyd’s Market Association and was Chairman of the Examiners Committee and a member of the Council of the Chartered Insurance Institute. Harris received a Bachelor of Laws (LLB Honours) from Nottingham University and holds the Chartered Insurer (FCII) designation from the Chartered Insurance Institute.
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ArgoGlobal is the trading brand of Syndicate 1200 at Lloyd’s, managed by Argo Managing Agency Ltd. The Syndicate offers worldwide property, marine, energy, specialty and non-U.S. liability insurance. Market-leading expertise, knowledge, an innovative approach and focus on its customers, together with the substantial resources, financial strength and international scope of the Argo Group, support ArgoGlobal’s position as a leading player in the Lloyd’s Market. For more information, visit www.argo-global.com.
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Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE: ARGO) is an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in the property and casualty market. Argo Group offers a full line of products and services designed to meet the unique coverage and claims handling needs of businesses in two primary segments: U.S. Operations and International Operations. Argo Group’s insurance subsidiaries are A.M. Best-rated ‘A’ (Excellent) (third highest rating out of 16 rating classifications) with a stable outlook, and Argo Group’s U.S. insurance subsidiaries are Standard and Poor’s-rated ‘A-‘ (Strong) with a positive outlook. More information on Argo Group and its subsidiaries is available at www.argolimited.com.
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