Strong leadership, collegiate style.
The Barbican executive team believe in leading from the front through a hands-on approach. Maintaining direct contact with the day-to-day operations of the business helps guide their strategic decision-making and ensures insight at all levels within our organisation and across all the markets we serve.
David has been Barbican's CEO since its formation in November 2007 and was one of the founding directors.
David is a graduate chartered accountant with extensive hands-on underwriting and financial management experience. Prior to setting up Barbican, David was director of RSA’s commercial division responsible for six specialty underwriting units – reinsurance, aviation, nuclear, international construction, financial solutions, and ART.
Previously, as finance director of RSA’s commercial division, David had led the re-organisation and re-underwriting of the multinational and London Market portfolio. Before entering the insurance industry, David was a general manager for Sky TV and News International.
Mark has been Barbican's CUO since our launch in November 2007 and was one of the founding directors.
Mark brings a wide range of operational and underwriting experience to Barbican with a proven track record as an innovative and profitable active underwriter in the Lloyd’s market. Having previously been underwriting manager for Zurich Re and casualty underwriter for CNA Re, Mark joined QBE in 1998 to write North American casualty for Syndicate 1223. He led the formation of Syndicate 2000 as a specialist reinsurance unit and following the acquisition of Limit Underwriting was also appointed active underwriter for Syndicate 79.
Jon has been Barbican's COO since joining Barbican in July 2008 as one of the founding directors.
Jon is a business graduate who began his career as a management accountant in the UK transport industry before moving on to head up the commercial products division at the RAC motoring organisation. In 1998 he was recruited to Citibank; responsible for services to global corporations and financial institutions. From here, he moved on to become head of operations for Royal Sun Alliance’s London and specialist businesses, managing more than 600 staff. Jon also secured an MA in Marketing during this period.
His last role with RSA saw him head up the marine insurance division. In 2002 Jon was appointed head of operations for Endurance Worldwide in London, responsible for claims, policy services and all aspects of business administration. Subsequently becoming chief operations officer taking management responsibility for the property and marine business units before becoming overall platform leader in 2007.