Zurich has promoted Michael Bond to head of surety for Zurich’s North America operations.

In his 12 years with Zurich, Bond has had responsibility for numerous markets and products globally. Prior to assuming his new role, Bond was head of international surety, credit and political risk, where he helped oversee the expansion of Zurich’s surety business into emerging markets in Asia and Latin America.

Geoff Delisio has been appointed to the newly created role of head of contract surety, overseeing regional operations. Delisio joined Zurich in 2007 from Liberty Mutual, and has substantial industry and underwriting experience.

Brian Hodges has been appointed head of the surety underwriting center of excellence (domestic and international). Hodges, who joined Zurich in 1995, has served as a senior underwriting officer, surety, for the past 4 years.

Rounding out the surety team, Ted Martinez continues in his role as head of commercial surety, which he has led since joining Zurich in 2001. Sean McGroarty will continue in his role as head of international surety, a role he has held since he joined Zurich in April 2009.