Pioneer Underwriters (‘Pioneer’), the virtual insurer, is pleased to announce the promotion of Kate McCluskey to Head of Professional Indemnity International and US Excess. Kate is based in London and will report directly to Graeme Rayner, Group Director of Underwriting.
Brian Denton, Senior Class Underwriter, PI International and PI US Excess, will be stepping back to an underwriting role, supporting Kate in her promotion.
Kate has over two decades of experience in the industry, most recently as a Professional Indemnity Underwriter with Pioneer. Prior to joining Pioneer, Kate was an Underwriter at Antares, Mitsui and Liberty International, having begun her insurance career as an Underwriting Assistant at Brit.
Graeme Rayner said: “I would like to congratulate Kate on her new position. Kate has proven herself to be a skilled technical underwriter and a natural leader and this promotion is a reflection of the contribution she has made not only to the Professional Indemnity team but to the whole company. Pioneer’s strategy is to employ and develop a committed team of outstanding senior underwriters capable of delivering superior tailored underwriting solutions and Kate personifies this approach.”
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About Pioneer Underwriters
Pioneer Underwriters, the underwriting group within Minova Insurance Holdings Ltd, launched in April 2011 and trades as both a risk carrier and MGA/MGU with full delegated underwriting authority in over 120 Lloyd’s class codes using a pre-analysed broker portfolio as its foundation. Pioneer operates with the backing of Liberty Syndicate 4472 and manages in circa £350m of premium via 22 underwriting teams across Property, Marine and Casualty classes. Pioneer underwrites via over 25 facilities operating via Lloyd’s and Non-Lloyd’s platforms. Pioneer has delegated authority arrangements with 29 markets, TOBA’s with 130 London and overseas brokers and nationwide distribution capability across the US.
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