Aspen Insurance Appoints Senior Management

June 4, 2015

Bermuda-based Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited announced two senior management appointments in its insurance segment, Aspen Insurance.

Bob Rheel has been appointed President of Aspen U.S. Insurance with effect from August 1, 2015, reporting to Mario Vitale, Chief Executive Officer of Aspen Insurance. Bob currently serves as Head of U.S. Property & Casualty Insurance and Programs and in a broker distribution leadership role.

Chris O’Kane, Aspen’s Group Chief Executive Officer, said, “Bob has played a pivotal role in the build-out of our U.S. platform and I am delighted that he has agreed to head up our U.S. Insurance business. He is a proven leader and his considerable industry experience and expertise will be invaluable as we take the business forward to the next stage of its continued profitable growth.”

Mario Vitale added, “Bob has made a significant contribution in the four years he has been with Aspen and he is ideally qualified to lead our U.S. Insurance business.”

Cliff Hope, EVP Chief Property Insurance Underwriter, has been appointed Head of U.S. Property & Casualty Insurance in addition to his existing responsibilities. His appointment is also effective from August 1st and he will report to Bob Rheel in this expanded role.

Mario Vitale commented, “During the seven years Cliff has been with Aspen Insurance, he has proven himself to be an outstanding technical underwriting leader with extensive market knowledge and he is very well qualified to head up our U.S. Property & Casualty Insurance business lines.”

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