Barbican appoints D&O class underwriter

4 July 2019

Barbican Insurance Group has today announced the appointment of Antony Hope as class underwriter for directors’ & officers’ (D&O) liability insurance, with immediate effect.

Reporting to Gavin Stanley, head of financial lines, Hope will work alongside Sarah McGurk, who is also a class underwriter for D&O at Barbican. The financial lines team provides a broad range of insurance solutions for financial and commercial institutions, and professional firms.

With over 23 years of industry experience in the financial lines arena both as a broker and an underwriter, Hope is a highly experienced and adept underwriter. Most recently, senior underwriter and head of management liability at Markel International, his underwriting career also includes deputy class underwriter, D&O at Argo Managing Agency and underwriter, D&O at Dual Corporate Risks. He entered the insurance industry in 1996 when he joined HSBC Insurance Brokers. 

Commenting on the appointment, Stanley said: “Antony is a proven underwriter who has excelled at developing and building profitable books of business geared towards long-term sustainability. Highly technical in his approach, he prides himself on being able to develop precisely structured coverage for even the most complex of risks. Both Sarah and I look forward to working closely with Antony as we seek to maintain our strong underwriting discipline in the class and develop the right opportunities for a balanced portfolio.”

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