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David Batchelor
Non-Executive Chairman
David Batchelor is to be appointed as non-executive Chairman of Talbot Underwriting, subject to regulatory approval. David's biography will follow shortly.
David Morris
Acting Chief Executive Officer and Syndicate Active Underwriter for Talbot Underwriting Ltd.
David Morris is currently the Acting Chief Executive Officer of Talbot Underwriting Ltd., and was appointed in February 2019. He is also currently the Syndicate Active Underwriter, appointed in April 2017. He was previously the Head of Overseas Offices for Talbot Underwriting Ltd, Head of Underwriting for Talbot Risk Services Pte Ltd in Singapore and the Head of Property D&F International for Talbot Underwriting Ltd. David was appointed Senior Underwriter for Talbot Underwriting MENA Ltd, formerly Underwriting Risk Services Middle East, at its inception in 2009. Prior to that, he spent eight years in Lloyd’s, four in Marine and four in Property, after joining Talbot as a graduate in 2002. He has an MSc postgraduate degree and is ACII qualified. David serves as a Director for several Talbot group companies.
Julian Ross
Chief Risk Officer
Julian Ross is the Chief Risk Officer and a Director of Talbot Underwriting Ltd. He previously held the roles of Talbot Chief Actuary from 1997 to 2009, and Validus Group Chief Risk Officer from 2010 to 2011. Julian joined the company in 1997 and has worked in the Lloyd’s market for over 20 years. Julian has served on various market and professional committees throughout his career.He is currently a member of the Lloyd’s Market Association CRO Committee. Former appointments include Chairman of the London Market Actuaries Group for 2000 and 2001, during which time he was also a member of the General Insurance Board of the Institute of Actuaries, and Chairman of the LMA Committee of Actuaries in the Lloyd’s Market for 2006 and 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 a recent LMA paper on model validation, an actuarial sessional paper on the Lloyd’s reinsurance-to-close process 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.
James Skinner
Chief Underwriting Officer
James Skinner is the Chief Underwriting Officer and a Director of Talbot Underwriting Ltd. James was appointed Head of Marine for Talbot in 2002, Active Underwriter of the Syndicate in 2007 and has worked in the Lloyd’s market for 27 years. James has been instrumental in the development of Syndicate 1183 since its formation in 1991, having started his career at Catlin. He has served on various senior committees throughout his career including the Lloyd’s Marine War Committee and the Lloyd’s Terrorism Committee.
Nigel Wachman
Chief Financial Officer
Nigel Wachman is the Chief Financial Officer and a Director of Talbot Underwriting Ltd. Prior to joining Talbot in 2000 held the role of Chief Financial Officer of RGB Underwriting Agencies Ltd from 1996 to 2000 and Chief Financial Officer/partner of EllingerHeath Western & Co, a Lloyd’s broker, from 1990 to 1995. Prior to joining Ellinger, Nigel worked for Employers Reinsurance Ltd from 1987 to 1990, Babcock Power Ltd, a boilermaker, from 1984 until 1987 and Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co, a predecessor firm of KPMG, from 1979 to 1983 where he qualified as a chartered accountant. He has an MA in Mathematics from Peterhouse, Cambridge and an MSc in Statistics from University College, London. Nigel has served on the LUAA Finance Committee and other market bodies throughout his career.