Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Expands Executive & Professional Lines Team in Southern Europe

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) today announced the
appointments of Vanessa Maxwell as Head of Professional Indemnity &
Cyber Insurance and Tom Dilley as Head of Financial Institutions in
Southern Europe.

“We are pleased to have Vanessa and Tom leading our expansion in key
executive and professional lines,” said Patrick Brown, Head of Executive
& Professional Lines, UK and Southern Europe, BHSI. “Vanessa will focus
on building our professional indemnity and cyber portfolio while Tom
will grow our financial institutions book of business. As we move into
these new product areas, we look forward to spreading the advantages of
BHSI’s clear, concise policy wording and financial strength in the UK
and Southern Europe.”

Vanessa comes to BHSI after 15 years at AIG, where she was most recently
Head of Professional Liability, Cyber and Commercial Institutions, UK.
Before that she was Underwriting Manager (Financial Institutions) for
North American Executive Liability Lines, and Underwriting Manager
(Professional Liability) at AIG in New York. She holds a bachelor’s
degree in Economics from the University of Delaware.

Tom joins BHSI after 12 years at Ace (then Chubb), where he held a
variety of roles within the Financial Institutions team, most recently
Head of Financial Institutions, UK and Ireland. Throughout his career,
he has underwritten a broad scope of international financial
institutions, specializing in investment management business. He holds a
bachelor’s degree in History from Cardiff University and Associateship
of the Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII) and Investment Management
Certificate (IMC) designations.

Vanessa and Tom are based in BHSI’s London office and can be reached at

In Europe, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance operates as part of
Berkshire Hathaway International Insurance Limited (“BHIIL”), an
England and Wales limited liability company,
Registration Number 3230337 and Registered Office of 4th Floor, 8
Fenchurch Place, London EC3M 4AJ, United Kingdom. BHIIL is an affiliate
of Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company (“BHSIC”) (,
which provides commercial property, marine, casualty, healthcare
professional liability, executive and professional lines, surety,
travel, programs, medical stop loss and homeowners insurance. BHSIC and
BHIIL are part of Berkshire Hathaway’s National Indemnity group of
insurance companies, which hold financial strength ratings of A++ from
AM Best and AA+ from Standard & Poor’s.
Based in Boston,
BHSIC has offices in Atlanta, Asheville, Boston, Chicago, Houston,
Indianapolis, Irvine, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, San Ramon,
Seattle, Stevens Point, Auckland, Brisbane, Düsseldorf, Hong Kong, Kuala
Lumpur, London, Macau, Melbourne, Singapore, Sydney and Toronto.

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