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ACE Builds Environmental Liability Presence in the Regions
Aug 4, 2008

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ACE Europe (ACE) has appointed Emma Bartolo as Environmental Risk Underwriter in Manchester, in a move that enhances its regional speciality lines underwriting capabilities.

Emma will be responsible for driving environmental liability business growth through the development of key broker relationships and other distribution channels in the Midlands, Northern England and Scotland.

Emmas appointment further strengthens ACEs environmental liability team which includes Wayne Harrington, UK & Ireland Manager  ACE Environmental Risk and Tom Hillier, Senior Underwriter  ACE Environmental Risk .

Emma joins ACE from WSP Environmental Limited where she was a consultant, responsible for providing environmental due diligence services on property and corporate transactions in the UK and overseas. Prior to this, she worked for Manchester City Council and was involved in the councils contaminated land inspection strategy. Emma is also an associate member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment.

Commenting on Emmas appointment Wayne Harrington said: Increasing the levels of awareness and understanding of environmental risk amongst regional brokers has a vital role to play in our business strategy. Emmas experience and understanding prove invaluable in helping to achieve this.


Part of the ACE Group of Companies, ACE European Group comprises the operations of ACE Europe, ACE Global Markets and ACE Tempest Re Group. ACE Europe provides a range of tailored Property and Casualty, Accident and Health and Personal Lines solutions for a diverse range of clients. ACE Global Markets (AGM) is ACEs specialty international business, underwriting through ACEs Lloyds Syndicate 2488 and ACE European Group Limited. Specialty lines include excess and surplus lines business, Marine, Aviation, Energy and Political Risk as well as Property, Financial Lines and Accident and Health. Additional information on ACE European Group can be found at

The ACE Group of Companies is a global leader in insurance and reinsurance serving a diverse group of clients. Headed by ACE Limited (NYSE:ACE), the ACE Group conducts its business on a worldwide basis with operating subsidiaries in more than 50 countries. Additional information can be found at:


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