30 November 2021

Former J&H captives boss dies

Brian Ralph Hall, a mainstay of Bermuda’s captives industry, has died. He passed away last Monday, November 22, aged 80.

Born near Manchester, England, he moved to Bermuda as a child in 1953 and started working for AIG in Bermuda at just 17. He went on to become a captive manager with International Risk Management and set up his own captive management business: Inter-Ocean Management.

His later career saw him run captive operations for broker Johnson & Higgins, of which he was later CEO, president and finally chair. During his tenure, the J&H Global Captive Management grew to 17 offices and 400 employees worldwide, before merging with Marsh & McLennan in 1997.

Nominated by the Bermuda government, Hall received an OBE for services to Bermuda in education and the insurance industry in 1998. In 2001, the Bermuda Insurance Institute gave him its lifetime achievement award. More recently, in 2018, he received the Fred Reiss Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bermuda Captive Conference.

Hall moved to Orange, Virginia, in 2000, and a funeral service will be held at the Hall Family Cemetery at Elmwood Farm, Elmwood Drive, Orange, on December 4.