Steven has over 23 years of experience working in the insurance industry, and approaching 17 years with Talbot. He represents the Group on a number of Industry committees including the LMA and is currently the Chairman of Lloyd’s football club.
Steven is currently the Joint Acting Active Underwriter, the Head of Overseas Offices, and the Head of Political Violence and War, with responsibility for the development of global strategies and objectives (including Talbot’s Overseas Office network) in line with the vision, mission, business objectives and risk appetites of Talbot.
In his current roles, Steven assists with the formulation and implementation of plans that will realise the underwriting goals for Talbot, including achieving target profitability, as well as leading the Political Violence (PV) and War Division in delivery of the agreed strategy and business plan (and now with additional Global responsibility the Class across AIG).
Prior to his current position(s), Steven was Global Practice Leader, PV and War, from 2015 – 2017, responsible for leading the planning, development and execution of the global strategy for the Class across the Validus Group (inclusive of Talbot), across multiple operating companies, jurisdictions, and distribution environments. Prior to the Global role, he was a Senior Class Underwriter in PV & War for Talbot from 2010 to 2015, and Class Underwriter from 2002 - 2009. Prior to Talbot, Steven was at XL Brockbank as an Assistant Underwriter, and began his career at JL Jones in 1995. Steven has qualifications from Chartered Insurance Institute (2008), Colchester Sixth Form (1994 – 1996), and Phillip Morant School (1989 – 1994).