NEW YORK, NY, 19 November 2018:

Ascot today announces the appointment of John O’Brien as Executive Vice President and Head of Environmental.

John will be responsible for launching an environmental liabilities and related specialty product business unit accessing both the Admitted and E&S capabilities of Ascot U.S.

A highly experienced underwriter with over twenty-six years in the industry, John was previously president of environmental businesses at both Ironshore and AIG.

Commenting on the appointment, Greg Wolyniec, President and CEO, Ascot U.S. said: “John is one of the market’s leading experts in the environmental class. His knowledge of the sector and relationships with brokers and clients are very well aligned with our strategy of backing best in-class talent as we grow our business in the U.S.”