Hamilton Insurance Group has announced the appointment of Clay Rhoades as President, Hamilton Managing General Agency Americas LLC.

In this newly formed role, Rhoades will report to Hamilton CEO Pina Albo and will be a member of her Group Executive Team. He will focus on the further expansion of Hamilton’s US specialty insurance businesses written across its group platforms. His appointment reinforces Hamilton’s commitment to the US Specialty Insurance market as it continues to build a global specialty insurance and reinsurance organization.

“I’m thrilled that Clay has decided to join Hamilton. His knowledge and relationships will be instrumental not only as we grow our existing business, but also as we thoughtfully expand our product offerings in the US” said Albo. “Clay’s leadership will provide the springboard we need to advance our US buildout at an ideal time in the market.

“Clay joins a strong underwriting operation in the US, which has recently expanded to include environmental liability and transactional liability and will look to attract new talent for targeted lines of business.”

Bringing a stellar track record to the role, Rhoades comes to Hamilton most recently from Kinsale Insurance where he was SVP of Commercial Property/Inland Marine. Prior to this, he was SVP of Kinsale’s Professional Liability, Management Liability, and Public Entity segment. Before Kinsale, Rhoades spent several years in increasingly senior positions at Argo Group, profitably developing a number of specialty lines of business.