Dutch insurer ANV has strengthened its new consumer products team within Syndicate 5820 with three new hires.
Rufus Ford, previously of AmTrust, and John Crossley, previously of UK General, join the team as senior underwriters. Rob Sadler, who joins from ACE, has been appointed as underwriter.
They join the existing underwriting team in London, which is headed by Sanjay Vara, head of consumer products.
In addition, Philip Pearce has been appointed as head of motor products and business development within the team.
All members of the team will report to Bruce Whitmee, the recently appointed active underwriter.
“This team has been hand-picked,” said Vara. “We believe we have pulled together one of the strongest teams in the market. The strength of our expertise and relationships combined with the advantages of underwriting in the Lloyd’s market and the security, credibility, global reach and financial strength that this brings means we will be able to offer our clients and brokers an unrivalled service.”
Gerard van Loon, director of underwriting at ANV Syndicates, said: “We are delighted to announce the arrival of our full consumer products team within Syndicate 5820. We are ready for business and looking forward to Bruce, Sanjay and the team getting things underway.”