Artex International has appointed Paul Eaton as its CEO, with Nick Heys transitioning to the role of chairman of the company.
As the new Artex International CEO, Eaton will serve on the Artex executive leadership team, driving the company’s strategy around talent, organic growth, M&A, and operational efficiency for Artex’s international operations, including Guernsey, Gibraltar, Malta, London and Singapore.
Based in Guernsey, Eaton joined Artex in 2004 after more than 13 years as an underwriter in the insurance market with RSA.
He spent his first 14 years at Artex in a variety of positions, ranging from client management to leading business development, and then moving into the role of managing director of Artex’s insurance linked securities (ILS) operations.
Following the acquisition of Horseshoe, Eaton moved into the role of commercial director for Artex Capital Solutions. Most recently, he led Artex’s European operations as the regional managing director, helping to drive growth throughout its Malta, Gibraltar and London offices.
Heys joined Artex in 2014 with the acquisition of Heritage Insurance Management. Since then, he has supported Artex’s international market teams and clients.
With 40 years of insurance industry experience, Artex said Nick will continue to be a critical part of the company’s DNA.
“We look forward to Nick’s continued success in this new and exciting capacity,” Artex said.