17 June 2019Analysis

Artex shuffles senior leadership

Artex Risk Solutions has made several appointments within its international division.

Scott Cobon has been promoted to managing director in Bermuda. He is responsible for the continued success and development of an office that handles a diverse range of insurance management products, including captives, ILS and commercial structures. Cobon has more than 10 years of experience in the Bermuda insurance management industry and previously worked as a treaty reinsurance broker in Sydney, Australia.

Rob Eastham is moving into the new role of executive chairman of Artex Bermuda, having spent 38 years in the Bermuda insurance industry.

Paul Eaton is named managing director for ILS, responsible for driving the strategy, planning and growth of Artex ILS business across all locations. Based in Guernsey, Eaton previously headed up Artex’s international business development, and remains director of Artex Guernsey’s ILS cell companies. Artex has more than 20 ILS insurance professionals within its Bermuda, Cayman and Guernsey offices.

Mike Matthews joins Artex International as commercial director, responsible for the strategy, planning and delivery of growth for the international business. Matthews began his career at AIG and has 30 years’ experience in structuring and developing complex and innovative captive insurance products.

Nick Heys, CEO of Artex International, described the appointments as “a great step forward in our ongoing commitment to succession planning and the continued delivery of a market-leading service to our customers.” In particular, Eaton’s appointment will “allow us to focus attention on ILS products and innovation for which we are already well known,” he added.