James River Group Holdings, Ltd. announced that James (Jim) Gunson has joined the company as Senior Vice President and Chief Claims Officer, effective September 2, 2021. He will report into Chief Executive Officer Frank DOrazio and be based out of the Companys largest office in Richmond, Virginia.
Mr. Gunson brings to James River more than 25 years of legal experience as well as technical and operational claims expertise in the property and casualty industry. He joins the Company from CNA Financial, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President of Complex Casualty Claims, with oversight of commercial auto, general liability, construction defect, life science, environmental and mass tort claims. Prior to CNA, Jim held various positions of increasing responsibility within both the General Counsel and Claims departments of the Chubb Corporation, ultimately serving as Chubbs Worldwide Casualty Claims Manager. Earlier in his career, Mr. Gunson was a partner in a law firm with an extensive insurance coverage and defense practice, and also served in a variety of leadership positions in the U.S. Army while based in Germany.