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 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.
Stephen is general counsel and joined Barbican 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 Barbican, 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.
Andy joined Barbican in March 2008 and is active underwriter for Syndicate 1955.
Andy brings over 25 years of specialty casualty experience to Barbican. He started his career in the London Market in 1981, moving into casualty reinsurance in 1989.
In 1996, Andy joined Everest Re UK branch as casualty underwriting manager with responsibility for all casualty treaty lines in the UK and Europe.
At Barbican Andy initially underwrote the international casualty treaty class of business, moving on to managing the specialty division, until being promoted to active underwriter in 2017.
Ben is group chief actuary and joined Barbican in June 2009.
Ben leads the actuarial and exposure management departments within Barbican 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.
Simon joined Barbican in February 2014 to head up and develop the Compliance and Risk Management functions.
Simon brings a great deal of insurance industry experience to the role. Prior to joining Barbican, he spent 8 years at Zurich Insurance Group accross a number of senior compliance roles. Simon has also held senior management positions at Old Mutual, Beachcroft Regulatory Consulting and NatWest.
Simon holds a bachelor's degree in Mathematics & Statistics and a master's degree in Management Science. He also holds an ICA Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance.
Lloyd joined Barbican as group finance director in May 2015.
He is a chartered accountant with extensive experience in the London Market insurance and reinsurance industry. Having trained with Deloitte, Lloyd joined RSA in 1992 and became finance director supporting the London Market businesses. He then became director of RSA's run-off business, leading a complex part VII transfer and the profitable disposal of two group companies, together with effecting finality solutions for complex insurance/reinsurance contracts. In 2009, Lloyd was made managing director of a fee for service business within RSA and led a business turnaround culminating in a business disposal for value.
Neil first joined Barbican in August 2008 and is managing director of Barbican's group operations services.
Neil has a wide range of operations, technology and underwriting performance experience, with previous roles at Barbican including head of underwriting management and agency operations managers. Prior to joining Barbican, Neil was syndicate underwriting performance executive at Lloyd's and was responsible for working with selected Managing Agents on underwriting performance, annual business plans and reporting. Having started his insurance career in 1990 at RSA, Neil has held number of senior management positions at QBE, Chubb and General Accident.
Neil is a fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute, an associate of the Chartered Management Institute and an associate of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators.
Simon joined Barbican 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.