Move follows 11-year stint with Alterra

Finance appointment

Bermuda based insurer Ironshore has hired former Alterra executive Joe Roberts as chief financial officer.

Roberts will be responsible for the management and oversight of all financial aspects of Ironshore’s worldwide activities, reporting directly to chief executive Kevin Kelley. He will be based in Ironshore’s Bermuda head office.

Kelley said: “Ironshore is pleased to have Joe join our leadership team, as he is a highly regarded industry executive who is well-respected by colleagues in the financial services sector.

“We look forward to working with him as we continue to build and expand upon Ironshore growth strategies in global markets.”

Most recently, Roberts was executive vice-president and chief financial officer of Alterra Capital Holdings. During his 11-year tenure with Alterra, Roberts was integral to the company’s expansion from a small Bermuda-based reinsurance company to a global specialty insurer and reinsurer with operations in major markets worldwide, including Bermuda, Europe, the USA, Lloyd’s and Latin America.

Alterra’s growth was achieved both organically and via several major acquisitions, until its sale to Markel Corporation in May 2013.