Barbican appoint property binders underwriter

11 November 2014

John Sawyer joins Barbican international property team

Barbican Insurance Group has today announced the appointment of John Sawyer as underwriter to lead property binders within the firm’s international property division with immediate effect. He will report to David Slade, underwriting manager, international property.

Mr Sawyer brings almost 30 years of insurance experience to the role, spanning both the property and casualty sector. Most recently, he was a property binding authority underwriter at Faraday Syndicate 435, having originally joined the firm in November 2003. Other roles have included: broker/underwriter at MD Jensvold and underwriter for property/casualty binding authority business at Sphere Drake (Odyssey Re). He began his insurance career at JL Dodson Syndicate 660 in 1985.

Commenting on the appointment, Mr. Slade said: “The international property sector is a highly competitive and specialist environment, which demands the highest standards of underwriting expertise. Bringing John into the team – someone with such a considerable breadth and depth of market experience – is a very positive development, and we look forward to capitalising on his insight to further strengthen our position.”

Mr Sawyer added: “I am very pleased to be joining Barbican at such an exciting stage in their development. The company has a very clear strategic vision combined with an agility and willingness to innovate. I look forward to playing my part in building on the strong foundations that David and the rest of the property team have put in place.”

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Patrick Palmer
Barbican Insurance Group
+44 (0)20 7082 1910  

Nigel Allen
Allen & Clapham
+44 (0)7988 478 824

Notes to Editors

Barbican Insurance Group

Formed in 2007, Barbican Insurance Group underwrites business predominantly through its Syndicates at Lloyd’s. It also has a non-Lloyd’s financial solutions business based in Guernsey which offers insurance and reinsurance programmes to the global market and number of service companies including, Barbican Underwriting Limited, Castel Underwriting Agencies Limited, Professional Indemnity Protect Limited and Seacurus Limited.

Barbican Syndicates at Lloyd’s have a stamp capacity of £250m for the 2014 year of account and underwrite marine, aviation and transport re/insurance, property re/insurance, media and contingency, energy and specialty lines including casualty reinsurance, cyber liability, healthcare liability, financial and professional lines and professional indemnity.

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