5th January 2022

Robertson appointed group CEO of Canopius
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Canopius today announced that Neil Robertson has been appointed as Group ceo.
He joined Canopius as deputy Group ceo in May 2021, reporting to Group chairman and ceo Michael Watson, and takes up his new role immediately. Michael Watson will continue as Group chairman.
As Group ceo, Robertson will lead Canopius in setting and achieving its strategic ambitions, furthering its distinctiveness and delivering enhanced returns for shareholders, all while creating a culture in which its employees can thrive. He will also focus on developing its Asia-Pacific, Bermudian and US operations, while continuing to build recognition as a leading London specialty (re)insurer.
Watson comments “After leading Canopius for 20 years, it is now the right time to empower the next generation of leadership for the group. Recent months have shown Neil’s exceptional talents as a motivational leader and a builder of effective teams, which will help propel us to the next level.”
Robertson added “This is a wonderful opportunity to lead a business with outstanding potential. I have had time get to know Canopius over the last six months, and I have been hugely impressed with what I have learned and by the enormous potential of our talent to deliver sustained success.
I look forward to continuing our work to realise our strategic objectives by building on Canopius’s established footprint, strong capital base and enviable reputation as we embark on the next exciting phase of our development.”

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