Canopius appoints new group CFO

21 December 2012

Canopius Group Limited, a privately-owned insurance and reinsurance group, has appointed Paul Cooper as group CFO, effective from March 2013.

Paul will succeed Robert Law, who has chosen to step down from full-time employment.

Paul joins Canopius from Ernst & Young LLP, where he was the partner leading the specialty (re)insurance market segment and a lead partner for a number of Lloyd's and London market financial audit engagements.

Prior to that, he was finance director at Hiscox Insurance Company where he was responsible for the finance and management information function for the UK Retail business segment.

With operations in the UK, Bermuda, Singapore, Ireland, Switzerland and Australia, Canopius Group is owned by management and Bregal Capital LLP, a private equity company.

The company also underwrites a portfolio of commercial property, such as real estate, retail, and manufacturing sectors;contamination product insurance.