Catalina Holdings has appointed Anthony Mason as chair and Penny Shaw as non-executive director of its UK Board.
The appointments follow the planned departure of long-term chair, Tim Cox and independent non-executive director, David O’Connor.
Mason is a qualified actuary and brings extensive experience across investments, audit and risk areas in the insurance industry.
He began at Lane Clark and Peacock’s general insurance consultancy in the late 1980s specialising in long-tail liabilities before becoming LCP’s Managing Partner. In 2007, he became CEO of the Medical Protection Society and later held various non-exec and consultancy roles, including with MedPro a Berkshire Hathaway company, bringing significant experience to the Catalina UK Board.
Shaw brings over 25 years of insurance industry experience and is also a qualified actuary and risk professional. She most recently served as group chief risk officer for The Hanover and its subsidiary Chaucer through their owner transition. She now holds several non-exec roles and brings further strong experience to the Catalina UK Board.
Steve Ryland, UK chief executive of Catalina said: “I would like to thank Tim and David for all their support in helping to achieve significant change in the UK business. I am really excited to be working with both Tony and Penny to help grow the Catalina UK companies.”
Chris Fagan, group chief executive of Catalina added: “Tim and David have made significant contributions to the UK boards during a time of growth and change for the Catalina UK companies and I wish them all the best in the future.”