Argo’s US-based group head of cyber, Simon White, has left the carrier, re-Insurance.com can reveal.

It is understood White intends to set-up his own cyber MGA in the states, writing on admitted paper, however further details are not known at this time.

White has left Argo’s New Jersey office after less than a year with the company.

According to his LinkedIn profile, White joined Argo in September from Liberty, where he held the role of senior vice president, head of professional, privacy and technology liability.

He joined Liberty in 2014 as vice president of the same division.

Before that he worked at QBE North America where he underwrote tech errors and omissions and cyber.

An Argo spokesperson confirmed to this publication that White had left the firm last week.

Argo is recruiting for a replacement to take on international responsibility for Argo’s cyber business.

In addition to this, Argo has also created a new role for an individual seeking to head the US cyber business, the spokesperson said.

In the interim period Ron Vindivich, who joined Argo to lead its US excess & surplus lines division in August 2017, will lead the carrier’s cyber business.