Antares the Lloyd’s managing agency and member of the QIC Group announced the appointment of Jonathan (Joe) Battle, the current active underwriter, as chief executive officer (subject to necessary regulatory approvals).
Stephen Redmond, current managing director of Antares, has been appointed to the newly created role of group transformation officer.
Battle has more than 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, having begun his career at C.W. Rome in 1985. After progressing through a series of senior roles at Charman Underwriting, ACE, and AXIS he joined Antares (then Württembergische) in 2007. He was appointed active underwriter in 2009.
“Joe has been a critical part of Antares success since its inception in 2008,” said Ewen Gilmour, chairman of Antares. (Antares is managing agent of Syndicate 1274).
“As active underwriter he has overseen growth into diverse and profitable lines, and cemented our reputation for quality, and empowered underwriting,” he added.
“His tenure at Antares has been exceptional and we are very pleased to announce his new role today as Antares heads into the next stage of its evolution and growth,” Gilmour said.
“I would particularly like to thank Steve for his incredible work with Antares over more than a decade. Steve established Antares as an independent Lloyd’s underwriting business in 2008 and in 2010 formed the Lloyd’s managing agency. Following consistent growth and having established Antares’ excellent reputation he oversaw the sale to QIC in 2014. The success of Antares is great testimony to his stewardship and we wish him continued success in his new group-oriented role.”
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