W. R. Berkley Appoints Daniel Westcott as President of Berkley Re America

W. R. Berkley has announced the appointment of Daniel R. Westcott as President of Berkley Re America, its specialty property and casualty (P&C) reinsurance underwriter.

Published on July 9, 2019

Westcott arrives from The Navigators Group, where he most recently served as Chief Operating Officer (COO), Reinsurance.

He has more than 20 years’ experience in the P&C reinsurance market, having begun his career as an actuary at AIG in 1997.

He previously spent more than 11 years working as a reinsurance broker at Willis Re, and 7 years in a similar role at Guy Carpenter.

“Berkley has long been committed to disciplined and profitable participation in the global reinsurance market,” said W. Robert Berkley, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of W. R. Berkley Corporation.

“Dan’s experience and expertise in the reinsurance market will be a strong complement to our depth and breadth of talent at Berkley Re America,” he continued.

“Under Dan’s leadership, BRAM will continue offering meaningful lead capacity to its trading partners using its innovative and collaborative underwriting approach. We are pleased to welcome Dan to Berkley.”