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Berkshire unit expands property construction business in UK, Ireland

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Co. is expanding into the property construction insurance market in the U.K. and Ireland and has appointed Simeon Seamer as head of property construction for the region.

Seamer was most recently the head of construction for Europe, Middle East and Africa at SCOR Global P&C.

The construction team also consists of James Emson, vice president of casualty, who joined Berkshire Hathaway from QBE in Hong Kong, and Farhad Dabestani, senior underwriter of professional indemnity, who joined the company from Axa XL.

The team will be based in Berkshire Hathaway's London office.