Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Names Hilary Browne & Cameron Holmes to Global Underwriting Leadership Posts

Australia, Australia/Oceania, Europe, Ireland, North America, United States


Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) today announced two leadership promotions: Hilary Browne has been promoted to the role of Deputy Global Chief Underwriting Officer, and Cameron Holmes is now Global Underwriting Officer, Property for Energy and Construction.

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Hilary Browne, Deputy Global Chief Underwriting Officer. (Photo: Business Wire)

Hilary Browne, Deputy Global Chief Underwriting Officer. (Photo: Business Wire)

Hilary, who has nearly 25 years of global insurance industry experience, joined BHSI in 2019 as Country Manager, Ireland, and Head of Casualty for Europe, and most recently served as Global Chief Underwriting Officer, Casualty and Healthcare, and Deputy Head of Europe. As she assumes her new role, her Europe region responsibilities will transition to Alessandro Cerase, newly named Head of BHSI Europe Region, while she retains responsibility for global casualty and healthcare underwriting. Additionally, in her new role Hilary will provide executive oversight for BHSI’s global A&H underwriting, multinational underwriting and support, and underwriting affairs. Hilary will continue to be based in Dublin and will report to David Fields, Global Chief Underwriting Officer, BHSI.

Hilary has made exceptional contributions to BHSI, both as a member of our Europe leadership team, as well as in her global casualty and healthcare underwriting officer capacity,” said David Fields. “With the growth of BHSI’s global underwriting portfolio, the time is right to strengthen our global underwriting leadership, and Hilary’s contributions at BHSI and in the industry make her ideal for this role.”

Cameron has been Head of Property Technical Lines at BHSI in Australia since 2018. He joined BHSI in 2015 as Property Energy and Construction Manager and has more than 20 years of experience in engineering and technical lines property insurance. As he assumes his new role, he will continue to be based in Sydney and will report to Dean LaPierre, BHSI’s Global Chief Underwriting Officer, Property and Marine.

“Cam has played a key role in growing our property and technical lines business in Australia,” said Dean LaPierre. “As a member of our global underwriting leadership team, he will make a broader contribution to our business working with our regional underwriting teams as they provide customers and brokers worldwide with the stability of BHSI’s financially strong capacity, our long-term market commitment, and our underwriting expertise.”

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance ( provides commercial property, casualty, healthcare professional liability, executive and professional lines, transactional liability, surety, marine, travel, programs, accident and health, medical stop loss, homeowners, and multinational insurance. The actual and final terms of coverage for all product lines may vary. It underwrites on the paper of Berkshire Hathaway’s National Indemnity group of insurance companies, which hold financial strength ratings of A++ from AM Best and AA+ from Standard & Poor’s. Based in Boston, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance has offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Columbia, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Irvine, Los Angeles, New York, Plymouth Meeting, San Francisco, San Ramon, Seattle, Stevens Point, Adelaide, Auckland, Barcelona, Brisbane, Brussels, Cologne, Dubai, Dublin, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, London, Lyon, Macau, Madrid, Manchester, Melbourne, Munich, Paris, Perth, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto, and Zurich.


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