The senior management team bring a wealth of experience and expertise in supporting the executive in their strategic decision-making and the management of the day-to-day operations of the business.

Stephen Britt

Stephen Britt

General Counsel

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.

Ben Canagaretna

Ben Canagaretna

Group Chief Actuary

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.
 

Lloyd Howson

Lloyd Howson

Group Finance Director

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.

Louis Tucker

Louis Tucker

Director

Louis is a director at Barbican and joined in December 2007.


Louis is a chartered accountant with extensive experience in the insurance industry with both Lloyd’s and non-Lloyd’s companies. Having trained with PricewaterhouseCoopers in London, Louis moved to GenRe as assistant vice president in the finance department. In 2003, Louis moved to Wellington Underwriting plc, where he was responsible for corporate development.


Louis holds a degree in Physiology from the University of Bristol.

Austyn Tusler

Austyn Tusler

Group Head of Strategy

Austyn is head of group strategy and joined Barbican in January 2012.


Austyn has considerable strategic and management experience. Prior to joining Barbican, he spent nearly 10 years at Hiscox, rising to the position of head of the firm’s art and private client division. Austyn has also held a number of other senior management positions, including head of private client group at AIG in addition to frontline broking and underwriting roles.

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