Steve Ryland has been announced as the chief executive officer of Catalina UK as the division continues to grow and develop its international management team.
Ryland was a member of the Executive Management Committee while at Armour and played a key role in developing the business from its launch. He brings more than three decades of insurance and reinsurance industry experience, in which he was an executive director with PRO Insurance Solutions Limited, the former service entity of reinsurance giant Swiss Re.
As CEO of Catalina UK, Ryland will have oversight of the companies UK operations, working to drive all components in its strategy, including the integration of Catalina’s substantial UK Employers Liability books of business. This will drive operational efficiencies, both identifying and executing the market consolidation opportunities and boosting the firm’s global positioning.
Following regulatory approval, Ryland sets to join the firm in January 2020.
Catalina Holdings’ CEO, Chris Fagan said: “We’re delighted to welcome Steve to the business. He is an industry heavyweight that we have long admired and he brings with him a wealth of experience that will be invaluable as we continue to execute on our strategy. He joins the business at a very exciting time, following the completion of our largest ever transaction in the UK and a successful fundraise that provides us with the financial firepower to execute on a wide range of market opportunities.”