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Hamilton Announces New Chairman and Interim Group CEO

HAMILTON, Bermuda, May 15, 2017 – Hamilton Insurance Group (“Hamilton”), the Bermuda-based holding company for property and casualty insurance and reinsurance operations in Bermuda, the US and at Lloyd’s, today announced that William C. Freda has been appointed to the position of Chairman of the Board and David A. Brown has been appointed to the position of Interim Group CEO.

Both appointments, which are effective immediately, follow the resignation of Brian Duperreault as Hamilton’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer to lead AIG as its new President and Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Freda joined the Hamilton Board of Directors in June, 2014 and chairs the Board’s Audit Committee. Mr. Brown has been a member of the Board since Hamilton’s establishment in December 2013 and is Chairman of the Finance and Governance Committee.

“It is with regret that we have accepted Brian’s resignation from Hamilton,” said Mr. Freda. “He is an industry icon with a well-deserved reputation for visionary leadership. We have had the privilege of experiencing this first-hand at Hamilton.

“However, we have in David an experienced industry CEO who has been with the Company since inception. He is an ideal resource to lead Hamilton through this transition.

“With a superlative management team, and a Board of Directors representing a cross section of disciplines from the insurance, finance and technology industries, we are well-prepared to continue to execute our mission of writing the future of risk.

“In addition, our relationship with Two Sigma, our technology and investment partner, has been an extremely productive one since Hamilton’s launch at the end of 2013. Our experience with Attune, the technology-enabled company established with Two Sigma and AIG, has demonstrated the huge potential in applying data science and analytics to transform the underwriting process.

“We are all excited about the potential for ongoing growth and development at Hamilton.”


About William C. Freda

Mr. Freda concluded his distinguished career at Deloitte LLP in 2014, having worked for the firm for 40 years following his graduation from Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

At Deloitte, Mr. Freda served on a wide range of multinational engagements, interacting with clients’ audit committees, boards of directors and senior management to address critical, strategic issues.

Mr. Freda’s many senior positions at Deloitte included Chairman of the Risk Committee and the Audit Committee of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited’s Board of Directors, Managing Partner of Deloitte’s U.S. client initiatives, and Regional Managing Partner of the Northeast, Deloitte’s largest U.S. region.

Mr. Freda has been involved in many industry associations and community organizations, including the Board of Trustees of Bentley University. He is a member of the Board of Directors of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America and State Street Corporation.



About David A. Brown

Mr. Brown served as the Chief Executive Officer of Flagstone Reinsurance Holdings Ltd. from its foundation in October 2005 until November 2012. He previously served as Chief Executive of Centre Solutions from 1994 until 1997.

Before joining Centre Solutions, he was a Partner with Ernst & Young. He has been Chairman of the Board at the Bermuda Stock Exchange since 2000.

Mr. Brown is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bermuda.

About Hamilton Insurance Group

Hamilton Insurance Group is the Bermuda-based holding company for property and casualty insurance and reinsurance operations in Bermuda, the U.S. and at Lloyd’s. The company leverages analytics and research to create underwriting and investment value for its clients and shareholders. For more information, please visit | Twitter: @HamiltonInsures | LinkedIn: