Barbican announces senior energy appointment
21 March 2014
Chris White joins as underwriting manager of energy division
Barbican Insurance Group (Barbican) has today announced the appointment of Chris White as underwriting manager of the firm’s energy division, effective immediately. Mr. White will report to David Booth the active underwriter of Syndicate 1955.
Mr. White has over 30 years of underwriting experience in the Lloyd’s market. Prior to joining Barbican, he was head of the global energy practice at Chaucer. He joined the firm in 1992, rising to the position of energy underwriter in 2002, before taking the helm of Chaucer’s energy operations in 2008.
Commenting on the appointment, David Reeves, chief executive officer of Barbican, said: “The energy sector is a highly competitive arena and in such an environment the calibre of your team is critical. Chris White is one of the most experienced underwriters in the energy market with an outstanding reputation. His appointment is a significant boost to our growth strategy in the sector.”
Mr. White added: “To achieve growth in a competitive market you need experience, expertise and a willingness to innovate. Barbican has based its success on these attributes and I am looking forward to playing my part in helping us continue to strengthen our position in the energy sector.”
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Notes to Editors
Formed in 2007, Barbican Insurance Group underwrites predominantly through its Syndicates at Lloyd’s. It also has a non-Lloyd’s financial solutions business based in Guernsey.
Barbican Syndicates 1955 and 6113 at Lloyd’s have a stamp capacity of £250m for the 2014 year of account and underwrite cyber liability, financial and professional lines, healthcare liability, international casualty reinsurance, marine insurance, marine reinsurance, North American casualty reinsurance, property, property reinsurance and UK corporate, middle market and SME clients .