Lancashire Holdings has announced a number of senior underwriting appointments to support the continued growth in the business. The appointments are all promotions from within its existing underwriting teams.
James Flude, currently chief underwriting officer (CUO) at Lancashire Insurance Company (UK), will assume an additional role as Group CUO for its insurance business, and James Irvine, currently CUO at Lancashire Insurance Company, will assume an additional role as Group CUO for its reinsurance business. In those capacities, they will each report to Paul Gregory as Group CUO.
Subject to regulatory and immigration approvals, Nick Thompson, currently Group head of non-marine reinsurance strategy, will replace Irvine as CUO, Lancashire Insurance Company, next year.
John Spence, previously active underwriter of Syndicate 3010, is to be appointed chief executive officer of Lancashire Syndicates, subject to regulatory approval, and Jon Barnes, currently active underwriter of Syndicate 2010, will be appointed to a new role as CUO of Lancashire Syndicates.
Matthew Narbett and Matthew Thomas will become active underwriters of Syndicate 2010 and 3010 respectively. Both were previously deputy active underwriters for the respective syndicates.
Alex Maloney, group CEO, said that promotions are “testament to the strength of talent, knowledge and experience that we have at Lancashire, in underwriting and across the wider business. I am delighted that our long-term investment in developing our people means that we are able to reward and promote colleagues when suitable opportunities arise.”