Directors and Officers

Our team has significant experience in the reinsurance industry, including the oversight of both traditional reinsurance markets and insurance-linked contracts and instruments.

  • Michael McGuire
    Michael J. McGuire
    Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
    Michael J. McGuire was named Chairman of the Board in August 2015. He has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd., the parent company of Blue Capital Management Ltd., and a wholly owned subsidiary of Sompo Holdings, Inc., since January 2006. Prior to this role, he led Endurance’s external reporting, treasury and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance initiatives from 2003 through 2006. Mr. McGuire has a broad range of public accounting experience in audit and advisory roles in the United States, Bermuda and Europe, which included providing transaction accounting, structuring and due diligence services to private equity and strategic investors on mergers and acquisitions. Mr. McGuire is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
    • D. Andrew Cook
      D. Andrew Cook
      Director, Audit Committee Chairman, Financial Expert
      D. Andrew Cook has been a Director since September 2013. Mr. Cook served as President of Alterra Bermuda Limited from October 2010 to June 2013, in addition to his position as Executive Vice-President – Business Development, which he held from May 2010. From May 2010 to October 2010, he also served as Chief Integration Officer and Global Development Officer with Alterra Capital Holdings Limited. Mr. Cook served as Chief Financial Officer of Harbor Point Limited from September 2006 until the merger of Max Capital Group Ltd. and Harbor Point Limited in May 2010, which became Alterra Capital Holdings Limited. He also served as Deputy Chairman, President and Chief Financial Officer of Harbor Point Re Limited. From November 2001 to April 2006, Mr. Cook was the Chief Financial Officer of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited. From January 2001 until November 2001, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Mutual Risk Management Limited. From 1999 to 2000, he worked as an independent consultant assisting clients in raising private equity capital. From 1993 to 1999, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of LaSalle Re Holdings Limited. Mr. Cook holds a bachelor’s degree from The University of Western Ontario and is a Member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.
      Financial Expert
    • John Del Col
      John V. Del Col
      Director and General Counsel, Sompo International
      John V. Del Col serves as a Director of Blue Capital Management Ltd. and is the General Counsel and Secretary of Sompo International Holdings Ltd. (Sompo International), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sompo Holdings, Inc. and the successor to Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. Prior to joining Sompo International in this role in January 2003, Mr. Del Col was General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel for several property and casualty reinsurers and a merchant bank, having begun his career in associate roles at several New York law firms. He holds a JD from Harvard University and an AB from Dartmouth College. He is admitted to practice law in New York State.
      • Greg  Garside
        Greg Garside
        Chief Financial Officer
        Greg Garside is Treasurer of Blue Capital Management Ltd. and has served as Vice President, Controller of Sompo International since 2002. Mr. Garside was previously at LaSalle Re, part of the Trenwick Group and worked within the insurance audit department of KPMG Bermuda. He is qualified as an ACA in the United Kingdom.
        • Eric Lemieux
          Eric Lemieux
          Lead Director
          Eric Lemieux has been a Director since September 2013. Since 2007, he has been the proprietor of Blue Pearl Advisors, Guilford, Connecticut, consulting on various insurance-related projects concentrating in the area of catastrophe risk management. From 2004 to 2007, he served as President of LightKeeper Specialty, Inc., a startup mono-line commercial insurer. Mr. Lemieux was a founding member of the Black Diamond Group in 2001 and served as a Director until 2004. From 1999 to 2001, he was Managing Director at Allianz Risk Transfer and from 1992 to 1998 he was Chief Actuary at CAT Ltd., Bermuda. He previously held various actuarial positions at the Travelers Insurance Company from 1986 to 1992 and also worked at Liberty Mutual from 1985 to 1986. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Fairfield University. Mr. Lemieux is a fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.
          Lead Director
        • John Weale
          John Weale
          Director, Compensation and Nominating Committee Chairman
          John Weale has been a Director since August 2013. Until November 2011, Mr. Weale was Chief Financial Officer of Catalina Holdings (Bermuda) Ltd. Prior to his employment with Catalina Holdings, Mr. Weale spent over 13 years at IPCRe Limited and IPC Holdings, Ltd. At IPC, he served as Executive Vice President from July 2008 and Chief Financial Officer from June 1996, as well as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer during 2009. Prior to IPC, he held various positions at American International Company, Limited, including Vice President – Insurance Management Services. Mr. Weale currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Blue Capital Global Reinsurance Fund Limited. Mr. Weale has also served as chairman and audit committee member of Butterfield Money Market Fund Limited and Butterfield Liquid Reserve Fund Limited, and as a director of Butterfield Select Fund Limited. Mr. Weale holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting & Finance. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and is a Chartered Global Management Accountant.