Barbican Protect expands property team
1 March 2017
London, 1 March 2017 – Barbican Protect, the UK insurance arm of Barbican Insurance Group, has today announced the appointment of Richard Smith as a property package underwriter. Based in Manchester, Mr. Smith reports to Samantha Brown, head of property & package.
Mr. Smith has over 35 years of experience in the insurance sector, focusing on the property sector for the last 17 years. Most recently, he was a senior property underwriter at AIG UK, having joined the firm in March 2007. Prior to that he worked at ACE European Group for five years as a senior commercial underwriter. Other roles have included: senior commercial property underwriter at Aioi Insurance Company; commercial underwriter at Iron Trades; and commercial underwriter at General Accident Fire and Life Assurance Corporation, which he joined in 1981.
Commenting on the appointment, Stuart Kilpatrick, managing director of Barbican Protect, said: “The highly competitive nature of the UK property sector makes experience a critical part of our ability to stand out. Richard has a wealth of market experience that combines strong technical underwriting skills with proven business development capabilities and excellent market-facing skills. It is a pleasure to welcome him into the Barbican Protect team and I am sure he will hit the ground running in his new role.”
Mr. Smith added: “Barbican Protect delivers products designed around the specific requirements of the sectors in which their clients operate, rather than based on particular lines of business. This enables them to create solutions that are more closely aligned with the needs of their brokers. For me, this is an ideal underwriting approach and I am very much looking forward to working with my colleagues to deliver these client-centric solutions.”
Categories: Property Package