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David Morris
Acting Chief Executive Officer and Active Underwriter for Syndicate 1183.
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.
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.
Steven Tebbutt
Joint Acting Active Underwriter, Head of Overseas Offices and Head of Political Violence and War
Steven has over 23 years of experience working in the Insurance industry, and approaching 17 years with Talbot. He represents the Group on number of Industry committees including the LMA and is currently the Chairman of Lloyds 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, Seven 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).
Glen Browse
Chief Information Officer
Glen Browse is the Chief Information Officer of Talbot Underwriting Ltd., and was appointed in July 2018. He was previously the Head of Information Technology, having joined the company in August 2016. Prior to joining Talbot, Glen spent 5 years in QBE European Operations as the Head of Management Information. In this role he successfully delivered a major reporting transformation and led the establishment of a successful analytics practice. Prior to QBE Glen spent 5 years in Brit Insurance, initially within Finance Change prior to setting up a newly formed Information Management Team. Glen started his career in Barclays and spent 18 years in the bank in a large variety of roles. He initially started via their management program and in the final years in a number of finance, MI and change roles. Glen holds a variety of qualifications, is married and has two grown up children.
Ian Peterson
Active Underwriter for Syndicate 2019 and Head of Marine
Ian Peterson is the Active Underwriter for Syndicate 2019 and Talbot’s Head of Marine Underwriting. Ian joined Talbot Underwriting in 2006 as part of the graduate intake. He has steadily progressed gaining experience as a Marine and Energy underwriter, being appointed Head of Marine in 2019. Ian is also Chief Executive Officer of Talbot Underwriting Risk Services Ltd where he has overseen the formation of Talbot’s UK Political Violence Managing General Agent and Stirling Risk Solutions. Ian was involved in creating Talbot’s innovation unit – INDEX, alongside a new underwriting division for new and emerging risk ‘Alternative Risk’. He also Chairs Talbot’s Innovation Committee and Insurance Management Committee which is responsible for the effective and efficient running of the insurance business. Ian has a degree in accounting and management and has completed the Chartered Insurance Institute’s Advanced Diploma in Insurance.