12 October 2017Insurance

Barbican appoints managing agency underwriting director

Barbican Insurance Group has appointed David Booth and Andy Caldwell to senior underwriting roles within the company.

Booth, previously active underwriter, Syndicate 1955, is promoted to the new role of director of underwriting for Barbican Managing Agency (BMAL). He will be responsible for overseeing and monitoring the agency’s underwriting and reinsurance strategy, as well as having performance oversight for all managed syndicates.

Caldwell, previously deputy active underwriter, Syndicate 1955, is promoted to active underwriter. In his new role, he will be responsible for all activities relating to the syndicate, including business planning, performance management and liaising with Lloyd’s.

Both the executives joined Barbican in 2008.

Iain Bremner, managing director, BMAL, commented: "The creation of the director of underwriting role reflects the considerable success that BMAL has had in recent years, particularly in attracting and developing third party partnerships. I am delighted that someone of David’s market standing and underwriting acumen is taking up the position and look forward to working closely with him as we further expand our operations.

"It is also a pleasure to be announcing the promotion of Andy to active underwriter of Syndicate 1955. He has been a prominent figure in Barbican’s growth since our launch and has excelled in the position of deputy; he brings continuity and a wealth of market knowledge to the role."

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