Stewart Title Ltd. Appoints Ciaran Westland as General Manager of its Australian Operations

LONDON (Feb. 14, 2012) - Stewart Title Ltd. the underwriter for UK, European and Australian transactions for Stewart Information Services Corp (NYSE-STC), is pleased to announce the appointment of Ciaran Westland to general manager of its Australian operations.

In this role, Mr. Westland is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations and overseeing the company’s Australian business and regulatory functions. He will be in charge of continuing to improve Stewart Title’s growth in this important market and ensuring the execution of the company’s strategic business objectives.

“Stewart Title prides itself in partnering closely with conveyancers and solicitors in offering our title insurance and risk management solutions to real estate purchasers in Australia,” said Steven Lessack, chief executive officer of Stewart Title Ltd. “The appointment of Ciaran, whose past experience includes leading the peak professional body for conveyancers, further demonstrates our commitment to work alongside our clients in delivering our products to the market.”

Mr. Westland joins Stewart Title with more than 14 years of combined operational and senior management experience. He most recently was the chief executive officer of the Australian Institute of Conveyancers, Western Australia division and was a member of the Property Industry Advisory Committee for the Western Australian government’s Department of Commerce.

Mr. Westland can be contacted at Suite 501, 54 Miller Street, North Sydney NSW 2060; tel: 02 9081 6204; email:; and web:

About Stewart Title Ltd.

Stewart Title Ltd. is a specialist insurance company providing protection to property owners and lenders against risks inherent in the real estate transaction. Stewart Title Limited is wholly owned by Stewart Title Guaranty Company, the primary underwriter for Stewart Information Services Corp. (Stewart). In Australia, Stewart Title Limited has a license to operate in all States and Territories and partners with conveyancers and solicitors in offering a full range of both residential and commercial title insurance products to purchasers, existing owners and lenders. The company provides solutions that enhance the conveyancing and lending processes without transforming them. To find out more, visit

About Stewart

Stewart Title Guaranty Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC), a customer-driven, technology-enabled, strategically competitive, real estate information, title insurance and transaction management company. Stewart provides title insurance and related information services required for settlement by the real estate and mortgage industries throughout the United States and international markets. Stewart also provides lender services, automated county clerk land records, property information reports, background checks and expertise in tax-deferred exchanges. More information can be found at, or by visiting the Stewart blog at, following Stewart on Twitter @stewarttitleco, becoming a member of the Stewart Title group on LinkedIn, or liking Stewart on Facebook at