ANV Makes Structural Changes, Additions to Lloyd’s Syndicate 1861 Team

February 5, 2014

ANV Holdings BV, the Dutch headquartered specialty insurance business, announced a wide restructuring of its underwriting leadership within ANV Syndicate 1861.

The bulletin described the initiative “as a testament to both the depth and versatility of its senior underwriting team and to better reflect changes in key lines now supported by Syndicate 1861 since it was acquired by ANV last year.”

The new roles and team members include the following:

• Gerard van Loon appointed as Director of Underwriting;

• Chris Jarvis promoted as Active Underwriter for Syndicate 1861 with the direct responsibility of managing Marine Liabilities, Energy, Aviation, Specialty Reinsurance, Professional Lines and Accident & Health;

• David James promoted as Deputy Active Underwriter for Syndicate 1861 with the direct responsibility of managing Property, Marine Cargo, Specie & Fine Art, and Political Risk & Violence;

• Dale Willetts promoted as Business Development Director and Head of Accident & Health;

• Phil Mayes who recently joined ANV as Head of Technology and Cyber Risks;

• Mark Abrahams who recently joined ANV as Head of Property Open Market and Binders;

• Richard Green promoted as Head of Professional Lines.

The changes are effective immediately, and “represent the ongoing evolution of ANV Syndicates’ efforts to offer more specialized lines of coverage into the London Market and to conduct a greater volume of its underwriting at lower layers.”

ANV’s founder and CEO R. Matthew Fairfield commented: “Our core focus at ANV is innovation and quality in our underwriting and assured service for our partners and their clients at every level. This reorganization follows the strategic repositioning of the Syndicate into the higher margin, non-Marine lines of business,” of ANV.

“These moves in our team and the addition of both Mark and Phil reflect not only the depth of talent that continues within our underwriting team at ANV, but also our priority on structuring a team that can best deliver the highest quality of service to every partner and insured.”

Van Loon added: “Lloyd’s remains an exceptional and unique platform for creating and refining specialty underwriting approaches that continue to lead the global insurance market. The team in place and the benefits of these changes in our structure give us the tools to become not only more effective day to day, but also more innovative in pursuing new lines and new opportunities as they emerge going forward.”

Source: ANV

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