Lucinda Atkinson

Lucinda Atkinson

Assistant Underwriter, Cyber
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Lucinda joined in May 2016 as underwriting assistant for property insurance and has since moved to Cyber.

Lucinda holds a degree in International Development with Geography from the University of Leeds.

Stephen Barnard

Stephen Barnard

Assistant Underwriter, Marine Reinsurance
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Stephen joined 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.

James Barrett

James Barrett

Head of Healthcare
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James joined in 2018 and is now head of healthcare.

Prior to joining the company, James was a senior healthcare underwriter and vice president at Swiss Re, having joined the firm in 2011. Prior to that, he worked at Chaucer Syndicates in the institutional healthcare liability team.

Barrett is FCII and CPCU qualified.

Mark Birrell

Mark Birrell

Chief Executive Officer, Castel Underwriting Agencies Limited

Mark joined Castel as chief executive officer in July 2013.

Mark, who brings over 35 years experience within the insurance industry, has overseen the successful launch of Castel along with the creation of its first underwriting cells. Prior to joining Castel, Mark was chief executive officer at Wildnet Group which  he co-founded with Benfield in April 2004. Before this, Mark spent 20 years working within the Lloyd's broking community.

David Booth

David Booth

Director of Underwriting, Barbican Managing Agency Limited
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David is director of underwriting for Barbican Managing Agency Limited.


With over 20 years of experience in the London and European markets, David Booth has a first class underwriting track record in marine and aviation reinsurance, in addition to considerable management experience.


Prior to joining Barbican, David was at Endurance Worldwide Insurance, most latterly as business unit manager for the specialty underwriting department. He has held a number of senior management and underwriting roles, including as marine underwriter for Cologne-based Europa Ruckversicherüng and marine reinsurance underwriter for DS Christiansen Syndicate 958.

Ondine Bourrut Lacouture

Ondine Bourrut Lacouture

Head of Insurance
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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.

Stephen Britt

Stephen Britt

General Counsel

Stephen is general counsel and joined the company in June 2010.


Stephen is responsible for all of the group’s legal affairs, with particular emphasis on corporate affairs, commercial transactions and general insurance matters (both contentious and non-contentious). As corporate secretary, he advises and supports the Group's Boards and Committees.


Before joining, Stephen was legal counsel and company secretary at Equitas for over 12 years, prior to which he was in private practice with leading law firms in London and Melbourne.


Stephen holds degrees in Law and Economics from the University of Melbourne. He is a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria and High Court of Australia and is admitted to practise as a solicitor in England and Wales.

George Butcher

George Butcher

Underwriter, North American Casualty Reinsurance
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George joined in September 2015 and is an underwriter for North American casualty treaty.

George joined the company after graduating from Exeter University with a degree in Economics. George completed five separate work experience stints at Barbican Insurance Group during his 6th form and university holidays.

Ben Canagaretna

Ben Canagaretna

Group Chief Actuary

Ben is group chief actuary and joined the company in June 2009.


Ben leads the actuarial and exposure management departments and brings high levels of systems, processes and data management expertise to the role.


Ben began his career in 2001 at PriceWaterHouseCoopers in the pension consultancy area providing services to a number of FTSE 250 companies. He moved into the insurance industry in 2004, joining the actuarial team at Whittington. Ben then became casualty divisional actuary at Liberty Syndicates with sole responsibility for actuarial output for the casualty division.
 

Charles Crabbe

Charles Crabbe

Claims Operations Analyst
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work cell charles.crabbe@barbicaninsurance.com

Charles joined in December 2018 as operations analyst within our claims team.

Prior to joining the company, Charles was working in the claims department at Travelers where he was an operations analyst and claims handler.

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