Medical Professional Liability Expert Hired by Specialist InsurerLast modified:
Specialist insurer Beazley has hired Joseph Washington in a move to expand its Hospital Professional Liability portfolio in the United States.
Joseph Washington’s appointment as Underwriter for US Hospitals for Beazley Group, is the first step in the expansion of the US Hospitals product in the US, and will be instrumental to the development of future team growth.
With over 25 years of medical professional liability experience, gained at Berkshire Hathaway and Zurich, Joseph has specialised in providing this type of coverage for hospitals throughout his career and brings with him a wealth of expert knowledge and experience in the field.
Commenting on his appointment, he said: “With Beazley’s reputation for working with organizations that manage their own risk effectively, they’re a well-respected player in this market. Naturally, I am very much looking forward to working with them to open distribution for Hospital Professional Liability here in the states.”
Matt McCullaugh, Focus Group Lead for US Hospitals at Beazley, added: “This is an exciting hire for us, as we continue to target double-digit growth into 2022. While the London distribution remains core to Beazley’s US Hospitals offering, there is a real opportunity to access more middle market US hospital business, by opening up distribution locally. With his vast experience in this area, Joseph is the ideal candidate to help us achieve this.”
Joseph is based in Atlanta and began his role on Monday, November 15 2021.