Talbot Underwriting Beefs Up Cyber Offering, Hiring ANV’s Mayes & Anderson

December 5, 2016

Talbot Underwriting Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Validus Holdings Ltd., has appointed a dedicated team of cyber underwriters. Phil Mayes joins the team as senior class underwriter, and Gillian Anderson joins the team as class underwriter.

Mayes has more than 25 years of experience in insurance, primarily in the cyber and technology sectors. He most recently served as class underwriter, Cyber and Technology E&O at ANV Syndicates, and he previously held senior roles with Lockton Companies and Zurich Global Corporate.

Anderson has extensive experience in the insurance sector, having held roles at JLT Specialty, Willis UK, CFC Underwriting and most recently ANV Syndicate 1861, specializing in cyber, technology and media.

“As Talbot continues to develop its cyber offering, it is essential that we bring in talented individuals with deep expertise in the sector, building on our studies in this area with Cambridge University,” said James Skinner, chief underwriting officer at Talbot.

” I am delighted to welcome Phil and Gillian to the firm and am confident that their experience and knowledge will be invaluable to Talbot and our clients as we build and refine our cyber offering,” Skinner added.

About Talbot Underwriting

Talbot Underwriting Ltd. operates within the Lloyd’s insurance market through Syndicate 1183, which focuses on underwriting a number of specialty risks including marine, aviation, transport, energy, terrorism, political risk, accident and health, construction, contingency, financial institutions, property and treaty reinsurance. Syndicate 1183 has capacity of £600 million for the 2016 underwriting year of account.

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