Why work with us

Decades of expertise underpins our ability to write all classes across all geographies. Our philosophy is to build lasting client and broker relationships based on a thorough understanding of our clients’ needs. This is why we see at least 80% of our clients in person at least once a year.

Our product lines

Underwritten from London, our appetite is worldwide and covers a diverse range of marine reinsurance business, including specialist lines. Writing proportional and excess of loss products, our lines include:

  • Cargo
  • Hull
  • Marine liability (including P&I)
  • Marine war
  • Offshore energy
  • Inland Marine

Brokers can find us at Lloyd's: Box 250A

For more information about marine reinsurance from Barbican, contact:

Harvey Jacobs

Harvey Jacobs

Business Group Leader, Marine Reinsurance
work +44 (0)20 7082 1814
work cell +44 (0)7801 477876

Harvey joined Barbican in December 2007 and is business group leader for marine reinsurance.

Harvey began his marine insurance and reinsurance career at Alliance Insurance (now part of RSA) in 1975. He joined Swiss Re UK in 1981 and spent almost 23 years there, most latterly as head of marine underwriting. In 2004 he joined Endurance Worldwide as marine reinsurance underwriting manager.

Harvey has been a member of the Joint Excess Loss Committee since the mid-1990s.

Simon Saunders

Simon Saunders

Division Head, Marine, Aviation and Transport
work +44 (0)20 7082 1812
work cell +44 (0)7885 965801

Simon joined Barbican in April 2010 and is division head of marine, aviation and transport.

Simon has over twenty years of experience in the insurance industry. In 1994 he joined a small firm of management consultants dedicated to the insurance industry. 1997 saw Simon return to broking with the international marine reinsurance division at Aon. In 2005, he joined Agnew Higgins Pickering, working in international marine and energy reinsurance.

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Business Group Leader, Marine Reinsurance
work +44 (0)20 7082 1815

Mike joined Barbican in November 2009 and is now business group leader for marine reinsurance.

Mike achieved Level 4 expert underwriter status at Swiss Re, becoming senior marine treaty underwriter and vice president.

In 2008 he took up an advisory role within the marine reinsurance team of a leading broker, assisting with risk analysis, pricing and slip construction. 

David Warrington

David Warrington

Underwriter, Marine Reinsurance
work +44 (0)20 7082 2572

David joined Barbican in November 2016 as an underwriter for marine reinsurance.

Most recently, David was a marine and energy underwriter at Swiss Re, working across the company’s London marine and energy, and P&I accounts. During his ten years at the firm, he successfully managed a range of key client and broker accounts, including structuring a number of bespoke, multi-line products for large organisations. Prior to this, David worked for Markel International having joined the company in 1998.

Stephen Barnard

Stephen Barnard

Assistant Underwriter, Marine Reinsurance
work +44 (0)20 7082 1895

Stephen joined Barbican in September 2013 and is assistant underwriter for marine reinsurance.

Stephen joined the company as an insurance apprentice and successfully graduated from the Barbican Insurance Academy in October 2014.

Stephen is Cert CII qualified and is currently working towards Dip CII accreditation.

Barbican at the Box

BOX 250A T: +44 (0) 20 7327 8283/4

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