Julian Ross is the Chief Risk Officer and a Director at Talbot Underwriting Ltd (“Talbot”), having previously held the roles of Talbot Chief Actuary from 1997 to 2009, and Validus Group Chief Risk Officer from 2010 to 2011. Julian is also the sponsor of Talbot’s Solvency II Programme. He joined the company in 1997 and has worked in the Lloyd’s market for 17 years.
Julian has served on various market and professional committees throughout his career including as Chairman of the London Market Actuaries Group (“LMAG”) for 2000/2001, during which time he was also a member of the General Insurance Board of the Institute of Actuaries. He was also a member of the Lloyd’s Market Association (“LMA”) Committee of Actuaries in the Lloyd’s Market (“CALM”) from 1997 to 2007, and Chairman of CALM for 2006/2007.
Julian has been a member of several actuarial and Lloyd’s working parties. He has been a co-author of a number of papers, including an actuarial sessional paper on the Lloyd’s Reinsurance to Close process, presented to the Institute of Actuaries in March 2000, and the Institute of Actuaries’ paper on the US Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001.
Prior to joining Talbot, Julian was Corporate Actuary for St Paul Re in Europe from 1995 to 1997. He began his career as a consulting actuary, working for Lane Clark & Peacock from 1988 to 1995, initially on the employee benefits side, before transferring to non-life insurance in 1992.
Julian has an MA (OXON) in Mathematics from Merton College, Oxford and is a Fellow of The Institute of Actuaries.