Beazley Names Melissa Carmichael Head of US Cyber

Carmichael succeeds Patricia Kocsondy, who assumed the role of Beazley’s Head of Global Cyber Digital Risks in January.

(Melissa Carmichael, Head, US Cyber, Beazley. Source: Beazley.)

Beazley (London), a global specialist insurer, has announced the appointment of Melissa Carmichael as Head of US Cyber, effective immediately. Based in New York, Carmichael will report to Paul Bantick, Global Head of Cyber Risks.

With more than 25 years of industry experience, Carmichael has a track record of building and leading high-performance teams. She joins from Aon (London), where she most recently held the role of Managing Director, Specialty & Middle Market Leader. Prior to this Carmichael spent more than 16 years at Marsh where she went on to become Managing Director, NY FINPRO Practice Leader.

Paul Bantick, Global Head, Cyber Risks, Beazley.

“In an era of accelerating cyber threats it’s crucial that we have in place leaders of Melissa’s caliber and expertise, working alongside an experienced team to ensure that our clients have elevated cyber resilience,” comments Paul Bantick, Global Head, Cyber Risks, Beazley. “Not only is her appointment a testament to our ability to attract market leading talent, but it also denotes our commitment to bolstering our Full Spectrum Cyber global proposition and capitalizing on the opportunities in the US cyber space.”

Growing Market-Leading Position

“I’m excited to be joining such an impressive team at Beazley. In an ever-shifting cyber market, Beazley has ensured that its clients are ahead of the risk, prepared and not fearful of any threats that may lie ahead for their business, comments Carmichael. “I greatly look forward to working with the team and partnering with our brokers to further build on this success and grow our market-leading position.”

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Anthony R. O’Donnell // Anthony O'Donnell is Executive Editor of Insurance Innovation Reporter. For nearly two decades, he has been an observer and commentator on the use of information technology in the insurance industry, following industry trends and writing about the use of IT across all sectors of the insurance industry. He can be reached at or (503) 936-2803.

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