|[February 20, 2013]
Brian Gray to Join RenaissanceRe Board of Directors
PEMBROKE, Bermuda --(Business Wire)--
RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:RNR) announced today that Thomas A.
Cooper, 76, who has served as a member of the Board since 1996, will
retire as a Director, and that Brian G. J. Gray, the recently retired
Group Chief Underwriting Officer of Swiss Re, will join the Board, each
to occur in conjunction with the Company's Annual General Meeting of
Shareholders in May 2013.
Neill A. Currie, Chief Executive Officer, said, "As RenaissanceRe
celebrates its twentieth year, it is fitting that we honor Tom, who has
served our company since just after our initial public offering. At the
same time, we look forward to the knowledge and insight that Brian will
bring to the boardroom, drawing from the depth of his underwriting
experience and his record of achievement in our industry. As
RenaissanceRe's operations and underwriting actvities continue to
expand both geographically and in terms of our coverages, Brian's
contributions will be timely and valuable."
Ralph B. Levy, Chairman, added, "On behalf of the entire Board of
Directors of RenaissanceRe, I thank Tom for his many years of service.
We are truly in his debt. On behalf of my fellow directors, I am also
pleased to welcome Brian, whose industry knowledge will contribute to
our stewardship of the organization on behalf of all of its
Brian Gray, 50, served in a variety of capacities at Swiss Re, including
Group Chief Underwriting Officer from 2008 to 2012, and was a member of
SwissRe's Group Executive Committee. Mr. Gray joined Swiss Re's Canadian
operations in 1985, serving in a number of underwriting positions before
being selected for a rotational leadership program in 1994. Mr. Gray was
appointed to a series of increasingly senior positions before being
promoted to President and CEO for Swiss Re Canada in 2001, and assuming
global responsibility for property and specialty lines in 2005. Mr. Gray
obtained his B.A. in Economics from Sir Wilfrid Laurier University in
RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. is a global provider of reinsurance and
insurance. The Company's business consists of two reportable segments:
(1) Reinsurance, which includes catastrophe reinsurance, specialty
reinsurance and certain property catastrophe and specialty joint
ventures, managed by the Company's ventures unit, and (2) Lloyd's, which
includes reinsurance and insurance business written through
RenaissanceRe Syndicate 1458.
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