Catlin Group says goodbye to Chairman of nearly 10 years
11 May 2012
Catlin Group today said farewell to its Chairman Sir Graham Hearne, a familiar face at the company for nearly 10 years.
Sir Graham was appointed Chairman of Catlin in February 2003. He has held numerous leadership positions in UK and international companies, including serving as CEO and later Chairman of Enterprise Oil.
In his final Chairman's Statement in the 2011 Catlin Annual Report, Sir Graham said: "It has been my privilege to serve as Chairman of the Catlin Group for the past nine years. The Group has changed dramatically during this time, growing from a company with fewer than 200 employees that primarily did business from London to a truly international organisation with nearly 2,000 employees working from 55 offices on five continents.
"What pleases me the most is that I hand over to my successor a business which is well-placed to take advantage of improving market conditions, to continue to grow profitably and to increase shareholder value in the future."
Sir Graham Hearne is succeeded by John Barton, who became Chairman of Catlin following the 2012 AGM.