Steven England appointed Executive Vice-President and Partner at Fusion
Established insurance specialist will lead Fusion’s expansion plans in the US
3 November 2021 – Fusion, a speciality insurer providing innovative insurance solutions to small and medium-sized businesses, has appointed highly-regarded executive, Steven J. England, as Executive Vice-President and Partner.
Based in Houston, Texas, England will provide executive and distribution leadership for Fusion Specialty Americas Insurance Services LLC, a new US-based insurance entity, as it looks to rapidly expand in the market. His responsibilities include growing Fusion’s Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) insurance capabilities across North America, and driving partnerships for Fusion’s other lines of specialty insurance.
Founded by industry veterans Killian McDermott and David Rogers, Fusion is part of the POP Holdings Group, a global conglomerate for specialist, data & technology-enabled insurance solutions, working with some of the world’s leading insurers including Allianz, Markel, Zurich, Ping An and HDI Global Specialty. Earlier in October, Fusion announced another senior appointment with Katherine Simmonds joining as Managing Partner, based in Sydney, Australia.
Announcing England’s appointment, the company’s Co-Founder and Executive Partner, Killian McDermott said, “Steve joins us at an exciting time as we continue with our mission to manage risks for the underserved small business market globally. His extensive background in building insurance companies and his knowledge of distribution in the region brings highly valued expertise as we expand and look to new partners for our business in North America.”
Co-Founder, David Rogers, added, “We’re excited to welcome Steve aboard at this opportune time for our business. Steve’s extensive track record and commitment to achieving only the best results with specialty insurance businesses, will be invaluable to us as we strive to deliver market leading solutions to our brokers, distribution partners and their clients.”
England has over 30 years of insurance experience, having held senior executive roles at AIG, Ironshore and Ryan Specialty Group.
“I am excited to join the team at Fusion. After getting to know the team more and watching the business’s impressive growth, it is easy to see how they have built such a highly successful business, with market leading carrier partners. I look forward to partnering with my colleagues in the US and beyond, helping to bring specialty insurance expertise and capacity to underserved small business markets,” said England.
Established in 2018, Fusion is the leading specialist underwriting agency (MGA) focussed on providing innovative insurance solutions, primarily to the small and medium-sized business market. Fusion has written more SME deals than any other insurer across the region since 2019.
Backed by large global insurance partners, Fusion is rapidly expanding globally with offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Singapore, Hong Kong and Chicago.
Fusion is part of the POP Holdings Group which invests in capital-light, niche, data and technology enabled, and well positioned businesses that are transforming M&A, Financial Lines and specialty insurance experiences.
To learn more, please visit https://fusion.insure/