Apollo Syndicate Management (“Apollo”), the independent specialist insurer and reinsurer at Lloyd’s, today announced the creation of a new board level post of chief underwriting officer and the appointment of Nick Burkinshaw to the role, reporting to David Ibeson, CEO at Apollo.
Nick Burkinshaw will oversee the development of Apollo’s underwriting strategy and will be supported by Nick Jones, Matthew Newman and Mark Rayner, the active underwriters of the three syndicates under Apollo’s management. The appointment is effective immediately and has regulatory approval.
Burkinshaw joins Apollo Syndicate 1969 with more than 30 years’ underwriting experience. Most recently, he served as chairman of specialty at Fidelis until 2017. Prior to Fidelis, Burkinshaw had a long and distinguished career at Catlin (now AXA XL), initially joining as a marine underwriter in 1992, before progressing to a succession of senior positions, including group underwriting board director and active underwriter between 2003 and 2014.
David Ibeson said: “Apollo’s strength relies on our market-leading talent driving profitable growth in our areas of specialty. The role has been created as a result of the growth in size and the variety of classes written and planned to be written in the future. Nick is a recognised leader in the field, with an outstanding pedigree and track record of quality underwriting and management and will contribute significantly to the development and implementation of our long-term strategy.”
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About Apollo Syndicate Management
Apollo Syndicate Management Limited is an independent specialist insurer and reinsurer with a team of talented and experienced professionals across a number of specialty lines. Apollo offers adaptable and flexible underwriting services at Lloyd’s and leads a number of London market consortia.
Apollo’s market-leading underwriting talent has allowed the business to spearhead sharing economy initiatives such as IBOTT (“Insuring Businesses of Tomorrow, Today”).
For more information, please see: http://www.apollounderwriting.com/