Why work with us

As a lead energy market in Lloyd's, we underwrite a broad range of energy risks on a worldwide basis. Our reputation has been secured by decades of underwriting experience and commitment to outstanding customer service. We offer direct access to our underwriters, who each have decision-making authority, to help provide a swift and responsive service. 

Our product lines

We provide a full range of energy insurance products to customers worldwide, including North America, the Far East and South East Asia. We also specialise in solutions for small-to-medium sized ventures that operate offshore. Our product range includes:

  • Physical damage
  • Liability
  • Business interruption
  • Control of well

Brokers can find us at Lloyd's: Box 138

For more information about energy insurance, contact:

Ondine Bourrut Lacouture

Ondine Bourrut Lacouture

Head of Insurance
work +44 (0)20 7082 1834
work cell +44 (0)75 8450 5013

Ondine joined in March 2011 and is head of insurance, overseeing Syndicate 1955's insurance lines.

When she first joined the company, she was originally responsible for US Casualty treaty. Over time, her responsibilities expanded to include International Casualty treaty, Healthcare and A&H insurance and more recently she moved solely to insurance lines.

Prior to joining the company, she was at Faraday Syndicate 435 where she wrote a lead book of US casualty reinsurance and hospital business.

Ondine brings over twenty years extensive underwriting experience after graduating with an MSc in insurance and risk management at CASS Business School.

Olivier Decombes

Olivier Decombes

Head of Energy, Power & Utilities
work +44 (0)20 7082 1859

Olivier is head of energy, power & utilities.

Prior to joining the company, Olivier was chief underwriting manager for offshore energy at CV Starr.

He joined the firm in 2010 to setup Starr Operations in Continental Europe.

From 2005 to 2010, he worked at Infrassure, most latterly as upstream and downstream regional manager for the MENA and Asia regions.
Before entering the insurance sector, Olivier spent 12 years at Schlumberger Oilfield Services where he held several operational and management positions from Offshore Field Engineer to Senior Manager at HQ in a wide range of environments in Africa, Asia, LatAm and North America.

Jacqueline Wiffen

Jacqueline Wiffen

Head of Upstream, Energy
work +44 (0)20 7082 1853

Jacqueline joined in May 2017 and is now head of upstream, energy.

Jacqueline has over 16 years of insurance industry experience, including 12 years working specifically in the energy sector. Most recently, she was class underwriter, upstream energy at XL Catlin, having taken up the role in July 2014. Prior to this, she was regional director, Asia Pacific, for power, energy and construction at Lockton (Singapore) and energy underwriter at Catlin (Singapore).

Jacqueline also holds a degree in business with specialism in insurance.

Marc Sullivan

Marc Sullivan

Head of Downstream, Energy
work +44 (0)20 7082 1988

Marc joined in March 2017 and is now head of downstream, energy.

Marc joined from Starr Underwriting Agents, where he was an onshore energy senior underwriter across oil, petrochemical and chemical lines of business.

He spent eight years in the onshore energy division at Starr, having initially joined the firm in 2008. He began his insurance career in 2006, working in the property division at Hiscox.

Annabelle Mayers

Annabelle Mayers

Underwriter, Energy
work +44 (0)20 7082 1981

Annabelle joined in September 2014 and is an underwriter for energy.

Prior to joining the company, Annabelle completed the graduate programme at Lloyd's which included placements in risk management, performance management directorate and underwriting.

Annabelle is ACII qualified. Annabelle also holds a degree in biochemistry from Imperial College London.

Connor Green

Connor Green

Underwriting Assistant, Energy
work +44 (0)20 7082 1880

Connor joined in February 2018 as an underwriting assistant in the upstream energy team.

Prior to joining the company, Connor spent two and a half years in the political and credit division at Novae.

Connor is Cert CII qualified and is working towards his Diploma accreditation.

Julita Kardasinska

Julita Kardasinska

Underwriting Assistant, Energy
work +44 (0)207 082 2518

Julita joined in August 2018 as an underwriting assistant within the upstream energy team.

Prior to joining the company, Julita was senior insurance analyst and process lead at XLC in their Wroclaw office.

Julita holds a master’s degree in administration from the University of Wroclaw and postgraduate studies in finance and accounting from the Wroclaw University of Economics.

Henry Simmons

Henry Simmons

Underwriting Assistant, Energy
work +44 (0)20 7082 2550

Henry joined in March 2015 and is an underwriting assistant for energy.

Prior to this, he was at Liberty Specialty Markets, where he was a syndicate credit control technician. He began his insurance career in 2013, working as a ledger assistant at Amlin.

Henry holds a degree in economics and geography from Oxford Brookes University.

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BOX 138 

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