Talbot Names Tebbutt Global Practice Leader, Political Violence & Aviation War

Talbot Underwriting Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Validus Holdings Ltd., announced the promotion of Steven Tebbutt to global practice leader, political violence and aviation war.

Tebbutt has been instrumental in establishing the war and terrorism book of business in Talbot’s overseas offices, whilst building and enhancing it in London. His expertise and in-depth knowledge of the political violence and aviation war business will be invaluable as he assumes the responsibilities of the newly established position of global practice leader.

In this role he will be driving growth through Talbot’s overseas offices, and supporting their expansion and continued delivery of excellent client service. He will continue as senior class underwriter for Talbot Underwriting’s Syndicate 1183 in London while supporting Talbot’s offices in Singapore, Dubai, Sydney, New York, Miami and Santiago.

“Since joining Talbot, Steven has developed the product lines and helped establish our position as a recognized market leader in political violence and aviation war,” said James Skinner, director of underwriting.

“With this promotion and the other changes we are making to strengthen the team worldwide, I am confident that Talbot will drive further growth in our political violence and aviation war business in London and overseas,” he added.

Tebbutt joined Talbot in 2002 and has worked in the Lloyd’s market for 18 years. He began his career at JL Jones and XL Capital, working in the cargo and specie business. He represents Talbot on the London Market Association Terrorism panel.

Tebbutt said: “I am delighted to be taking on the role of global practice leader for political violence and aviation war. As the exposure to these perils in some parts of the world continues to escalate dramatically, we are seeing increased interest in terrorism and aviation war coverage from our clients.”

Source: Talbot Underwriting