26 November 2015News

Hamilton hires two syndicate underwriters

Hamilton Underwriting, the managing agency of Lloyd’s Syndicate 3334 and the Lloyd’s operations of Bermuda-based Hamilton Insurance Group, has appointed two senior underwriters to lead the syndicate’s planned product diversification.

Stuart Quinlan has been assigned the positions head of professional lines and deputy active underwriter, and Dr Sima Adhya has been appointed to the position of head of space. Both will report to Dermot O’Donohoe, chief executive officer of Hamilton Underwriting.

Quinlan joins Hamilton from Barbican Syndicate 1955 where he was responsible for all casualty insurance and reinsurance lines. Prior to this, Quinlan he was chief underwriting officer, Europe, for professional lines at Zurich. He has also held senior roles at both Novae Group and Royal & SunAlliance.

Adhya joins the firm after four years as head of space at Starstone (formerly known as Torus) and, prior to that, four years as head of space at Sciemus, a data analytics and research-based underwriter.

Adhya’s team consists of underwriters Mike Thorp and Jon Ashby, both of whom were also at Starstone.

“I’m delighted that two experienced underwriters with such impressive track records for growing profitable businesses are a part of our new team,” said O’Donohoe.

“Sima and Stuart join us at an exciting time in Syndicate 3334’s development. I know their knowledge and experience will be invaluable as we prepare to launch our 2016 business plan on 1 January.”

Syndicate 3334 was formerly a niche sports and leisure underwriter. It was acquired by Hamilton Insurance Group on 1 April this year.