Specialist Lloyd’s underwriter Marketform announced that Darren Lednor, formerly the active underwriter of Ariel Syndicate 1910 and 6117, has joined as chief underwriting officer.
Lednor has been working in the insurance industry for 20 years across both the London and Bermuda markets and his experience encompasses underwriting, broking, risk and actuarial, Marketform said in a statement.
Until joining Marketform he held the positions of active underwriter for Ariel Syndicate 1910 and 6117 and chief risk officer across Ariel Re UK Ltd. and Ariel Re BDA Ltd. He began his insurance career in 1995 in the actuarial team at Sphere Drake before joining the London branch of Assicurazioni Generali and then spent eight years with broker Benfield in both London and Bermuda. Lednor graduated from the University of Kent at Canterbury with a degree in actuarial science.
“This is yet another step along the way as we move forward to achieving profitable underwriting across all our classes,” said Martin Reith, chief executive officer, Marketform Managing Agency Ltd.
“Darren is a very focused professional and we are delighted to be welcoming an individual of his experience and caliber to the firm, particularly as the company re-engineers,” added Reith.