Why work with us

We believe in building long-lasting relationships based upon a thorough understanding of the needs of our clients and their brokers. This insight helps us tailor comprehensive, innovative property reinsurance solutions to match specific requirements

Our product lines

We offer a wide range of property reinsurance products to clients on a worldwide basis. We also actively seek opportunities to work with our clients on a multiclass basis, where appropriate, ensuring they have access to the full suite of Barbican's reinsurance products.

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

For more information about property reinsurance, contact:

Simon Saunders

Simon Saunders

Head of Reinsurance
work +44 (0)20 7082 1812
work cell +44 (0)7885 965801

Simon joined the company in April 2010 and is head of reinsurance, overseeing Syndicate 1955's reinsurance lines.

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.

Tom Gwynn

Tom Gwynn

Head of Property Treaty
work +44 (0) 20 7082 1987

Tom joined in November 2014 and is now head of property treaty.

Prior to joining the company, Tom was a vice president at Guy Carpenter. He joined the reinsurance broking firm in 2009 following the acquisition of John B. Collins Associates (Collins), and was primarily responsible for placing North American property reinsurance business in the London market.

He began his industry career at Collins in 2006 and worked across a diverse range of accounts spanning binding authorities, ILWs and property reinsurance business.

Emma Watson

Emma Watson

Class Underwriter, Property Treaty
work +44 (0)20 7082 2578

Emma joined in December 2018 as class underwriter for property treaty.

Prior to joining the company, Emma was at CNA Hardy where she spent 11 years most recently in the role as senior underwriter for property treaty, managing the US, Canada and Caribbean portfolio.

Emma has over 13 years’ experience in the insurance market.

James Cavell

James Cavell

Assistant Underwriter, Property Treaty
work +44 (0)20 7082 1888

James joined Barbican in July 2013 and is assistant underwriter for property reinsurance.

James joined Barbican immediately after graduating from the University of Manchester with BA Hons in Spanish and Business. 

James is Cert CII qualified.

Charlie Everitt

Charlie Everitt

Underwriting Assistant, Property Treaty
work +44 (0)20 7082 2514

Charlie joined in May 2018 as underwriting assistant for property treaty.

Charlie has three years of experience in the reinsurance/insurance market prior to joining the company and is working towards his Cert CII.

At the Box

BOX 250C T: +44 (0) 20 7327 8291

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