Sompo continues UK Commercial P&C Insurance business expansion with two senior middle market hires

October 25, 2023

LONDON, United Kingdom – 25 October 2023 – Sompo today announced two appointments for its UK Commercial P&C Insurance business unit, Jon Pope as Head of Middle Market Insurance, London region, and Toby Harris as Head of Technology, Middle Market Insurance. Both will report into Joe Brown, Middle Market & Small Business Underwriting Leader, UK.

Mr. Brown said, “As Sompo continues advancing its global footprint and capabilities in the Commercial P&C (re)insurance market, we are extending our insurance offerings to mid-sized business across the UK. I am pleased to welcome Jon and Toby to the Middle Market team, and I look forward to working with them as we deepen relationships with our broker partners and clients to provide solutions that align with their needs.”

With more than 16 years of industry experience, Mr. Pope joins Sompo from RSA, where he was most recently Lead Casualty Trading Underwriter in their London office. Prior to this, he held senior underwriting roles at Hiscox and RSA.

Bringing more than 30 years of industry experience to his new role, Mr. Harris joins Sompo from Travelers, where he served as Technology Practice Leader for Europe. He has also held senior underwriting positions across the Midlands and London with Chubb, Ace European Group, and AIG.


About Sompo

“Sompo” refers to Sompo International Holdings Ltd., a Bermuda-based holding company, together with its consolidated subsidiaries. Through its operating subsidiaries, Sompo is a leading global provider of commercial and consumer property and casualty (re)insurance. Sompo International Holdings Ltd. is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Sompo Holdings, Inc. (“Sompo Holdings”). With more than 9000 employees at Sompo, 75,000 employees total worldwide, entities in over 46 countries and over USD 35 billion in Gross Written Premiums, Sompo Holdings is one of the leading property and casualty insurance groups in the world. Sompo Holdings maintains excellent financial strength as evidenced by the ratings of A+ (Superior) from A.M. Best (XV size category) and A+ (Strong) from Standard and Poor’s on its principal operating subsidiaries. For more information about Sompo, follow us on LinkedIn or please visit


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