Kyle Bryant has been appointed regional cyber manager Continental Europe


ACE has announced the appointment of Kyle Bryant as regional cyber manager, Continental Europe, as it seeks to strengthen its recently launched global cyber risk practice.

Previously assistant vice-president at ACE USA, Bryant will have management responsibility for ACE’s growing cyber risk business in Continental Europe. He will focus on bringing together ACE’s extensive international first and third-party expertise, underwriting capabilities, risk management and incident response services to deliver bespoke, market-leading solutions to brokers and clients.

Bryant will report to Grant Cairns, regional manager, financial lines for ACE in Continental Europe and will work in close partnership with Gilbert Flepp, cyber risks manager (first party) for ACE in Continental Europe. His appointment is effective from 1 August and he will initially be based in London.

Working with Toby Merrill as head of the practice and his colleagues across ACE’s global network, Bryant will contribute to the development of the practice and execute its strategy across Continental Europe, paying attention to proposition development, underwriting strategy and market relationships locally.

Commenting on the appointment, Cairns said: “European brokers and clients tell us that the insurance industry still has some way to go in meeting their expectations for clearer, more comprehensive cyber risk solutions.

“With his extensive experience in the fast-maturing US cyber market and deep expertise in third-party liability risks, I am confident that Kyle’s appointment will help us to enhance our customer proposition in a way that responds to these market challenges in Europe.”