Market movers in the energy insurance market

02 January 2020

The energy market is constantly evolving to meet client needs; here we provide an update on the latest developments.

  • John Hopper and Vicky Hopgood have left AmTrust Syndicate following its acquisition by Canopius
  • Henry Gillingham has left Talbot to take up the role as head of Political Violence/Sabotage &Terrorism at StarStone
  • Peter Gower has left Hiscox to join Convex as a marine liability underwriter
  • Paul O’Neill Chief Underwriting Officer and Head of Energy, Marine, Aviation and Entertainment lines of business at Allianz has left the firm
  • Pene Reuben, the former Allied World marine liability underwriter has re-joined the London market as part of AIG’s marine liability team
  • Peter Welton has been promoted to UK Head of Energy at Axa XL, succeeding Luis Prato, who was promoted to Chief Underwriting Officer for Axa XL UK in September. He is currently Senior Class Underwriter for Downstream Energy and Power
  • Kayley Stewart has been hired by Fidelis as a senior terrorism underwriter from Liberty Specialty Markets
  • Tom Burrows has left the Marsh JLT Energy & Power team to take up an Upstream underwriting role at Convex
  • Craig Curtiss has joined Chaucer as class underwriter for political violence, from IGI
  • Callum Bennett has joined Chaucer as deputy class underwriter for political violence, from Axis
  • Crispin Hodges has joined Canopius from Beazley as head of trade political risk, a newly created unit that comprises the political risk book formerly managed by AmTrust at Lloyd’s
  • Michael J. Warwicker is to join Chubb Bermuda as Senior Vice President, Head of Excess Liability, subject to regulatory approval. He previously held executive casualty underwriting leadership positions in the Bermuda Market at Endurance, Ironshore, and AIG
  • Jodi Davenport has joined the Onshore Energy and Power team at StarStone
  • Ed Noonan, StarStone chairman has stepped down and is leaving the firm
  • Chris Charlton has been promoted to Chief Underwriting Officer of non-life, at Barents Re from his current role of UK Managing Director and Head of Energy
  • Nicola Wood has resigned from Apollo’s casualty team to join Canopius
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  • Laurence Burrows has resigned from Apollo’s casualty team to join to Convex
  • Olivier Decombes has left Barbican, following their acquisition by Arch
  • Ed Binstead resigned from Axa XL to go to Singapore to work for HDI with Mark Mackay
  • Mr P K Mohan, who has been working as Deputy CEO and Head of Energy and Construction in RMS LLC has been promoted as the Chief Executive Officer and Head Global Energy Practice in Risk Management Services LLC (RMS) in Oman
  • Melanie Markwick-Day is joining Chubb’s upstream energy team from Neon



  • John CooperJohn Cooper

    John joined JLT in 1987 having spent three years with Leslie & Godwin (now Aon) in the Marine Hull Technical Department.

    John gained extensive knowledge in the technical design and servicing of energy related insurance programmes covering physical damage, business interruption, control of well and liability exposures for a wide spectrum of energy clients including oil & gas lease operators, mobile rig contractors, oil & gas service companies, and major integrated oil companies.

    At JLT Risk Solutions John sat on the "Energy Executive Committee" that oversaw the management and strategy of the Energy Business Unit. In January 2005 John moved from JLT Risk Solutions to Lloyd & Partners where he has responsibility for managing the Energy team. He sits on the Energy & Marine Executive Committee and is a strategic advisor to the LPL Board.

    He is also a broker consultant representative to the London Joint Rig Committee and has worked on a consultancy basis with Oil Insurance Limited (OIL). In the combined Marsh JLT Specialty, Energy and Power team, John now performs the role of Global Chief Client Officer.

    If you would like to talk about any of the issues raised in this article, please contact John Cooper, Global Chief Client Officer on +44 (0)20 8108 9542.

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