Acappella has named Louise Bessant as divisional head of its war, terrorism and political violence insurance portfolio.
Bassant joins from Hardy Syndicate 382 where she spent four years as a senior underwriter of terrorism and political violence and was class underwriter for US product recall.
Prior to her role at Hardy, she served four years at Canopius as part of a brand new crisis management start-up underwriting political violence, kidnap and ransom and product recall. She began her underwriting career at QBE in 2006 within the crisis management team.
Within her new role, Bessant will be supported by Emily Humphries who joined Acappella in 2015.
Commenting on her appointment, Acappella Syndicate 2014 active underwriter David Indge said: “We are really delighted that Louse has chosen to join us. She has considerable experience and we all look forward to working with her”.