James Knight

James Knight

Underwriting Assistant - Specialty
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James joined Barbican in January 2015 and is underwriting assistant for specialty.

Prior to joining Barbican, James was an underwriting assistant at CFC underwriting. James also has experience within broking following a spell at Miles Smith Insurance Brokers.

James is currently studying towards Cert CII accreditation and holds a degree in History.

Andrew Pearson

Andrew Pearson

Business Group Leader - Financial Lines
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Andrew joined Barbican in 2009 and is business group leader for Fin Pro, PI and D&O.

Andrew began his career in 1987 at Bowrings, moving to SJ Burnhope in 1990 as financial institutions deputy underwriter. In 1991 he joined Marsh & McLennan, handling major North American clients before managing the London D&O liability team. 

In 1994 he went to Australia to build a financial services insurance business. Generating clients from brokers and insurers worldwide, Andrew managed a team of 32 people. In charge of Asia Pacific FinPro business, he became senior VP responsible for major financial services clients worldwide. 

In 2004 Andrew moved to Marsh Global Markets, Bermuda, placing Fortune 500 professional lines business in the Bermuda market. He also had product responsibility for D&O and a seat on Marsh’s global D&O advisory board. After joining BMS Bermuda in 2008, Andrew returned to Marsh in the UK, with an international new business role.

Gavin Stanley

Gavin Stanley

Underwriting Manager - Financial and Professional Lines
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Gavin joined Barbican in February 2010 and is underwriting manager for financial and professional lines.

Gavin started his underwriting career in 1997 at AIG in the management liability unit before moving to Liberty Mutual in 2003 as senior underwriter for  D&O liability, pension trustee liability and employment practice liability.

Gavin was then recruited by Novae as class underwriter for the non-US directors and officers liability. In 2008, Gavin joined Aspen Insurance, where, along with the unit head, he set up a new worldwide D&O liability account.

Gavin is also a committee member of Lloyd’s Yacht Club.

Adam Wickens

Adam Wickens

Class Underwriter - Financial and Professional Lines
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Adam joined Barbican in September 2016 and is class underwriter for financial and professional lines.

Adam was national management liability sales and development manager at AXA, prior to joining Barbican, having joined the firm in October 2012 as a senior management liability underwriter. During his extensive insurance career, he has gained considerable experience in the financial lines market, holding related underwriting positions at ACE Europe, HCC Global Financial Products and Royal & Sun Alliance.