Energy insurance market movers

02 January 2019

  • Lee Bright has left Amtrust’s marine team to join Marsh

  • Andrew Brooks, Ascot Group and Ascot Underwriting Chief Executive, has been appointed the next Chairman of the Lloyd’s Market Association (LMA) succeeding Neil Maidment, who has retired from that role

  • Jonathan Powell is leaving Scor’s Energy Casualty team to join Aspen’s Energy Casualty team

  • Peter Bilsby currently Talbot CEO has been appointed as Global Head of Specialty at AIG with responsibility for AIG’s global energy, marine, aviation and credit lines businesses

  • Animesh Majrekar (downstream) and Robert Little (upstream) previously with Qatar Re have joined Aurous Risk Partners, a new managing general agency (MGA) set up by former BMS chief executive Carl Beardmore targeting a January 2019 underwriting launch

  • George Foxall, an upstream underwriter at Chubb London, is leaving them to join Aon Energy

  • William Beveridge Advent Underwriting CEO is to move to Fairfax sister company Newline (which is owned through Connecticut-based reinsurer Odyssey Re) as their deputy active underwriter, when Advent is merged into Brit

  • Julian Samuel has left Markel “to pursue other opportunities”. We are unaware of his future plans at this stage

  • Rohan Davies who had resigned from Markel to join Beazley as their Head of Upstream Energy after Alex Barnes’ decision to step down to the role of Deputy Head, has now decided to stay at Markel to take Julian Samuel’s role of Divisional Managing Director of Energy. Stuart Smith will assume the role of Markel’s Deputy Head of Energy

  • Alan Brooks’ consultancy arrangement with Aspen has come to an end

  • Richard Whelan of Liberty Specialty Markets Houston is relocating to London following Liberty shutting their Houston E&P business and moving it to London

  • Will Martin, who was let go from Atrium earlier in the year, has taken up a position with AmTrust

  • Jason Poulastides, who left Axis earlier in the year, is to take up a position with Ironshore

  • Sinead Browne has assumed the Allianz Global Corporate Solutions CEO UK role with effect from 1st January 2019 following Brian Kirwan departing. Tracey Hunt will assume a Deputy CEO role and will retain her Energy line of Business Head responsibilities

  • Xander Butcher, AIG’s Head of Energy Casualty for London and Europe, and senior energy casualty underwriter Giancarlo d’Alessandro have departed AIG, along with casualty underwriter Brenda Hunt. Butcher and Hunt to take new roles at AmTrust, whilst Alessandro is to join QBE. Meanwhile, AIG’s head of casualty for Asia Pacific, Mark Bonnar, is to temporarily relocate to London to provide the business unit with underwriting support

  • Carl Day is taking over as active underwriter of CNA Hardy’s Syndicate 382 on 1 January, replacing Patrick Gage who leaves them at the end of the year. Day will retain his current role as Head of Property, Marine and Energy

  • Rory Kane is joining Asia Capital Re (ACR) Singapore as Head of Offshore Energy, once his six-month notice period at Aspen Singapore ends.

If you require any further information, please contact John Cooper, Managing Director on +44 (0)20 7466 6510 or email