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.