Specialist (re)insurer Canopius has conducted a string of promotions in its North American facilities division.

Steven Bird was promoted to division director and will assume responsibility for specialising in US excess and surplus lines business.

Andrew Fowles has been promoted to deputy divisional underwriter.

Additionally, Paul Webb has stepped down as division leader after 6 years in the job. Webb will continue to assist Canopius chief underwriter Jim Giordano on a part-time basis.

Giordano said “Paul Webb’s contribution to Canopius during the past five years has been invaluable, with the division providing consistent profitability for the Group over this time. He has had a long and distinguished career in the insurance market and I am very pleased that he will continue to support us on various underwriting projects”.