Signal Administration appoints Chief Underwriting Officer
11 April 2017
Signal Administration, the manager of Signal Mutual, the premier mutual provider of Longshore workers’ compensation in the United States has appointed Justin Gardner to the new role of Chief Underwriting Officer. Justin will be responsible for developing Signal’s underwriting and marketing capabilities and securing new high quality members for the Association. He will also join the senior leadership team, taking a key role in driving Signal’s strategic development
Justin has a deep knowledge and experience of the US insurance and reinsurance market. He joins from Willis Re where he was Executive Vice President and led the broker’s US specialty division. He previously worked for 20 years for Gen Re a major property, casualty, life and health reinsurer, latterly as Senior Vice President. Justin Gardner holds an MSc in finance from the London Business School and a BA from Dartmouth College.
Richard Wood, President, Signal Administration, said:
“We created the role of Chief Underwriting Officer to provide a focal point for the growth and development of Signal Mutual and its membership. As Signal is the leading mutual provider of Longshore workers’ compensation benefits in the USA, we were seeking a well-respected and effective insurance professional to lead our underwriting and marketing teams. With Justin, we found the perfect person and I am delighted that he has chosen to join Signal Administration. He brings vast knowledge of the insurance and reinsurance markets and a reputation for business development success, underpinned by strong technical expertise.”
Signal Mutual provides workers’ compensation insurance to stevedores employed by ports and terminals operators in the United States. Longshore workers’ compensation insurance is a compulsory cover, governed by the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act. Signal Mutual is managed by Signal Administration, Inc., a Charles Taylor company.