Grant Baxter joins MS Amlin Underwriting Limited from Liberty and replaces Matthew Wilken, who left the firm in January

MS Amlin Underwriting Limited has appointed Grant Baxter to the newly created role of head of Reinsurance & deputy chief underwriting officer.

He replaces Matthew Wilken at head of reinsurance. Wilken departed the firm in January after less than a year in the role to become CUO for Hiscox Re & ILS in Bermuda.

Baxter will report to Andrew Carrier, chief underwriting officer of MS AUL and will take up his role towards the end of the year, subject to regulatory approval. He will be based at MS AUL’s London office.

Baxter joins from Liberty, where he held a number of senior roles, most recently as head of Portfolio Management in Liberty’s Global Risk Solutions division, and prior to that managing their global ceded reinsurance strategy. 

He also has experience on the broking side, with roles at Aon and latterly Willis Re, as an executive director for the firm. 

Andrew Carrier commented: “Grant will be central to the execution of our underwriting strategy, leading our reinsurance teams, as well as providing broader support across our entire underwriting faculty.”