Specialist insurer Hardy Underwriting has appointed Paul Dawson as senior underwriter.

Dawson, formerly of Beazley, will work solely on Hardy’s energy portfolio.

Hardy’s chief executive, Barbara Merry said: “We are delighted that Paul will be joining Hardy, not only because of his demonstrable record in the energy sector, but also because we are confident that he will make a significant contribution to the overall business going forward.”

Dawson began his career at Lloyd's in 1984 and has experience of both the London and U.S. insurance markets.