Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has opened a new office in Perth to further expand its presence in Australia while appointing new P&C lines leaders.
Anthony Prindiville will lead its casualty underwriting, joining Mark Shepard who will lead the property underwriting in Perth.
The new office will underwrite casualty, property, mining, energy, construction, power, marine, transport and logistics, healthcare liability, accident and health, and executive and professional lines for a broad range of business segments.
Prindiville joins the company with over 30 years of insurance industry experience. He most recently served as global distribution manager at Chubb Insurance Australia Limited. He holds a senior associate designation from ANZIIF.
Shepard started in BHSI’s Perth office in January. He has been in the industry for over 16 years, most recently as underwriting manager – property, technical lines and energy at Chubb Insurance Australia Limited.
Chris Colahan, president, Australasia said: “Expanding our footprint into Western Australia will enhance our ability to build lasting relationships with brokers and customers throughout the country,”
He added: “We are pleased to have Anthony and Mark at the helm as we build our local team in Perth. We look forward to developing a full suite of insurance products, risk management and claims services in this region.”