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Navigators Group Inc (NAVG.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Mendelsohn

70 2013 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Stanley Galanski

58 2003 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Ciro DeFalco

61 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Michael Casella

56 2016 President -Navigators International

Patrick Milner

2017 President - NavTech

James Rhyner

2017 President - Navigators Pro Division

Jeff Saunders

56 2013 President - Navigators Specialty

Vincent Tizzio

50 President, Chief Executive Officer of Navigators Management Company, Inc

Richard Eisdorfer

53 2008 Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

Emily Miner

40 2013 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

H. Clay Bassett

51 2012 Senior Vice President, Chief Underwriting Officer

Denise Lowsley

46 2013 Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources Officer

Carl Bach

41 2015 Managing Director, Navigators Underwriting Agency Ltd.

Colin Sprott

47 2015 Chief Underwriting Officer, Navigators International

Saul Basch

70 2012 Independent Director

Terence Deeks

77 2013 Independent Director

Meryl Hartzband

62 2016 Independent Director

Geoffrey Johnson

69 2011 Independent Director

David Platter

57 2013 Independent Director

Patricia Roberts

61 2014 Independent Director

Janice Tomlinson

66 2011 Independent Director

Marc Tract

57 1991 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Mendelsohn

Mr. Robert V. Mendelsohn is Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Mendelsohn most recently served as Chief Executive of Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Group, PLC from 1997 – 2002, prior to which he was Chief Executive Officer of Royal Insurance Group from 1993 – 1997. Before joining Royal, Mr. Mendelsohn worked for W.R. Berkley Corporation for 20 years, ultimately serving as President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Mendelsohn has also served in a number of industry organizations in capacities including Chairman of the American Insurance Association, Trustee of the Society of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters and a Director of the International Insurance Society and the Geneva Association.

Stanley Galanski

Mr. Stanley A. Galanski is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. he had been Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company since March 2001. Mr. Galanski was President of XL Insurance Company of New York from 2000 to March 2001, President of XL Specialty Insurance Company from 1997 to March 2001, and President of New Hampshire Insurance Company from 1995 to 1997. From 1980 to 1995, Mr. Galanski held various underwriting and management positions with the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies. Mr. Galanski is a director of several of our wholly-owned subsidiaries, including chairman of Navigators Insurance Company.

Ciro DeFalco

Mr. Ciro M. DeFalco is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He was serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company since December 2011, and has been with the Company since September 2011. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. DeFalco was Senior Vice President and Group Planning Officer of White Mountains Re Group, the reinsurance subsidiary of White Mountains Insurance Group, from 2007 to 2011 and Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance from 2002 to 2007. Prior thereto, Mr. DeFalco performed consulting services from 2000 to 2002 and worked in various financial positions for Marsh & McLennan Companies from 1988 to 2000.

Michael Casella

Mr. Michael J. Casella is President - Navigators International, a subsidiary of The Navigators Group, Inc., overseeing the Company’s International Insurance segment. Mr. Casella worked for the Travelers Companies, Inc. as the SVP of International Insurance and Chief Distribution Officer, from November 2015 to March 2016. Prior thereto, Mr. Casella worked for Chubb for 32 years, which included time as the Chief Executive Officer of Chubb Insurance Company of Europe as well as of Chubb’s Lloyd’s managing agent. Prior to that, he served in various positions in the Chubb & Son organization, including positions in the US as well as those that required him to manage offices in Europe and Asia.

Patrick Milner

Mr. Patrick J. Milner President - NavTech of the Company. Mr. Milner is an industry veteran who has been with Navigators in London for nearly 30 years and worked with Mr. Coward at the formation of NavTech in 2009. Most recently, Mr. Milner led the company's global upstream energy business.

James Rhyner

Mr. James L. Rhyner is President - Navigators Pro Division of the Company. Mr. Rhyner, who has worked in the industry for 30 years, is recognized for his experience in both insurance brokerage and underwriting. He joins Navigators from Chubb, where he served as Senior Vice President, Professional Liability. Prior to Chubb, Mr. Rhyner was a partner in Avreco, a professional liability wholesale broker and managing general agent (MGA).

Jeff Saunders

Mr. Jeff L. Saunders is President - Navigators Specialty of the Company. Mr. Saunders has been with Navigators since 2004 and has been President of Navigators Specialty, a division of the Company that focuses on U.S. excess and surplus lines working with U.S. wholesale brokers, since 2012. Prior thereto, Mr. Saunders was President of our Excess Casualty division. Prior to joining Navigators, Mr. Saunders was Vice President of Umbrella and Excess at CNA Insurance from 2002 to 2004, and served in various underwriting and management positions with CNA from 1997 to 2002, Firemen’s Fund Insurance Group from 1987 to 1997 and SAFECO Insurance Company from 1986 to 1987.

Vincent Tizzio

Mr. Vincent C. Tizzio is President and Chief Executive Officer of Navigators Management Company, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Navigators Group, Inc. Mr. Tizzio was Executive Vice President of Zurich North America from 2008 to 2012. Mr. Tizzio was President of AIG Small Business at American International Group from 2001 to 2008, having served in various underwriting and management positions with American International Group since 1995.

Richard Eisdorfer

Mr. Richard Scott Eisdorfer is Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of the Company. He was our Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer and held the same titles with our insurance subsidiaries since 1999. From 1996 to 1999, Mr. Eisdorfer was a Vice President and Applications Manager of General Reinsurance Corporation, and prior thereto from 1985 held various information technology positions at National Reinsurance Corporation.

Emily Miner

Ms. Emily B. Miner is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. Ms. Miner worked at the law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, specializing in corporate and securities matters.

H. Clay Bassett

Mr. H. Clay Bassett, Jr. is Senior Vice President, Chief Underwriting Officer of the Company. Mr. Bassett served as the Chief Underwriting Officer of Folksamerica Re from 2005 to 2008. Mr. Bassett served in various management positions with Argonaut Group, Inc. from 2002 to 2005, Swiss Re from 1997 to 2002 and American International Group, Inc. from 1990 to 1997. Mr. Bassett began his career at National Reinsurance Corp. in 1987.

Denise Lowsley

Ms. Denise M. Lowsley is Senior Vice President and Global Human Resources Officer of the Company. Ms. Lowsley has been the head of the Company’s Global Human Resources department. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Lowsley was International Vice President of Compensation and Benefits at New York Life Insurance Company from 2007 to 2009, Global Human Resource Manager at Liberty Mutual Insurance Group from 2004 to 2007 and served in various other human resource management positions at Liberty since 1997.

Carl Bach

Mr. Carl L. Bach, III is Managing Director, Navigators Underwriting Agency Ltd., a subsidiary of The Navigators Group, Inc. Mr. Bach joined the Company in 2009 to oversee the Company’s international professional liability underwriting division (NavPro). In June 2015, he assumed the position of Managing Director of Navigators Underwriting Agency Ltd., the managing agency of the Company’s Lloyd’s Syndicate, and President of London Market Insurance. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Bach was Managing Director of the London branch of AIG Cat Excess Liability from 2007 to 2008 and Financial Lines Manager for AIG Cat Excess Liability in Europe from 2001 to 2007. Prior thereto, Mr. Bach served in various management liability underwriting positions with Reliance National from 1997 to 2000.

Colin Sprott

Mr. Colin D. Sprott is Chief Underwriting Officer, Navigators International of the Company. Mr. Sprott joined the Company in April 2013 overseeing the Company’s global marine divisions and continues to oversee the Company’s marine business written in the International Segment. Mr. Sprott was Managing Director of XL Ltd, responsible for the Global Marine & Offshore Energy operations there, as well as serving as the Deputy Underwriter of XL’s Syndicate 1209 at Lloyd’s. Previous to that, he held various management positions with American International Group and Sedgwick Insurance Brokers. He holds committee memberships supporting the London Market Association (LMA) and International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI).

Saul Basch

Mr. Saul L. Basch is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Basch began his career at Coopers & Lybrand with a concentration on insurance industry clients, ultimately acting as the Industry Leader and Senior Partner of the company’s Metropolitan New York Insurance Practice. He joined HSB Group, Inc. in 1995, ultimately serving as Vice Chairman, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Mr. Basch retired from active employment with HSB Group, Inc. in 2012. Mr. Basch is a Certified Public Accountant.

Terence Deeks

Mr. Terence N. Deeks is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Deeks was our President until May 2002 and Chief Executive Officer until December 2002. Mr. Deeks served as an Executive Chairman of the Board from his retirement as Chief Executive Officer until May 26, 2010. As of such date, Mr. Deeks retired as an executive of the Company, and continued to serve as the non-executive Chairman of the Board until his retirement as Chairman on May 23, 2013. Mr. Deeks remains a director and Chairman Emeritus of the Company. Mr. Deeks has been engaged in the property and casualty insurance business since 1957.

Meryl Hartzband

Ms. Meryl D. Hartzband is Independent Director of the Company. She served as the firm’s Chief Investment Officer and member of the Investment Committees of the Trident Funds from 1999-2015. She joined Stone Point from J.P. Morgan & Co., where she was a Managing Director. During her 16 year career at J.P. Morgan, she specialized in managing private equity investments in the financial services industry. Ms. Hartzband currently serves on the Board of Directors of Vanbridge Holdings Ltd., and previously served as a director of ACE Limited, Travelers Property Casualty Corp., AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, Alterra Capital Holdings Limited, and numerous portfolio companies of the Trident Funds.

Geoffrey Johnson

Mr. Geoffrey E. Johnson is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Johnson retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”) in 2010, where he had worked since 1969 in both London and New York, having served major clients and held senior management positions in the U.K., Europe and globally. Most recently, from 2002 – 2010, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of PwC’s Bermuda-based professional indemnity captive insurance company. Prior thereto, from 1998 – 2002, he was the Global Chief Financial Officer/Operations Leader for PwC. He is Chairman of the Board of Professional Asset Indemnity Limited. Mr. Johnson has also served as a director of Navigators Underwriting Agency Ltd., a wholly-owned United Kingdom subsidiary of the Company, since July 2011.

David Platter

Mr. David M. Platter is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Platter worked for Credit Suisse in the Investment Banking Department’s Financial Institutions Group in the Americas, joining as a Managing Director and Group Head and ultimately serving as Vice Chairman and Senior Advisor. Mr. Platter began his investment banking career at Morgan Stanley in 1985. In 1994, he joined Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. In 2000, he became Global Head of Financial Institutions Investment Banking at Bear Stearns. In 2004, he was a founding member of Sagent Advisors, an investment banking advisory boutique.

Patricia Roberts

Ms. Patricia H. Roberts is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Roberts built a 35-year career at General Reinsurance Corporation (“GenRe”), joining in 1977 as an excess casualty underwriter, and acting in various roles before retiring in 2012 from her dual position as President and Chairman of General Star Management Company and President and Chairman of Genesis Management and Insurance Services Corporation, two wholly-owned subsidiaries of GenRe. Ms. Roberts received her CPCU (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter) designation in 1985.

Janice Tomlinson

Ms. Janice C. Tomlinson is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Tomlinson worked at the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies (“Chubb”) for over 36 years, serving in various executive management roles, most recently as Executive Vice President of International Field Operations, until her retirement in December 2009. She has been actively involved in the community through her service on numerous non-profit boards. Ms. Tomlinson also serves on the boards of multiple subsidiaries of Firstcan Management Inc.

Marc Tract

Mr. Marc M. Tract is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Tract has been a partner of the law firm of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP and a predecessor firm since 1994, which firms have been counsel to the Company for the same period. Mr. Tract specializes in the areas of corporate and regulatory matters for the insurance industry.