Barbican Protect names underwriting director

8 March 2017

London, 8 March – Barbican Protect, the UK insurance arm of Barbican Insurance Group, has today announced the appointment of Martin Eyres as underwriting director. Based in London, Mr. Eyres will report to Stuart Kilpatrick, managing director of Barbican Protect.

Mr. Eyres brings over 35 years of insurance experience to the role. Most recently, he was underwriting manager at Mitsui Sumitomo, where he headed up the UK and Ireland property strategic business unit for Syndicate 3210 and was head of their UK and Ireland regional P&C business. Prior to this, he was head of mid-corporate risks at AXA Commercial Lines, working at the firm from 2010 to 2015, and European underwriting director at CNA Europe, between 2007 and 2010. During his extensive career, he has also held senior roles at AIG Europe (UK) Limited and Sun Alliance.

In addition, Mr. Eyres currently serves as a member of the Property Committee of the Insurance Institute of London. He is also a past president of the London Business Interruption Association and a liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Insurers. 

Commenting on the appointment, Mr. Kilpatrick said: “There are very few people in the insurance market today that have a greater understanding of the UK property & casualty market than Martin. During his lengthy career, he has consistently demonstrated his ability to deliver exceptional growth through developing high-quality, profitable portfolios built around the specific needs of the client. His leadership skills, market standing, underwriting acumen and eye for product potential make him a fantastic addition to the Barbican Protect team.”

Mr. Eyres added: “Barbican Protect has succeeded in becoming a trusted partner to its brokers and their clients in the UK insurance market, built on its reputation for high quality products and first-rate delivery. In my new role, I aim to further enhance that level of trust, and look to expand our broker and client relationships through opportunities to extend the range of products and services that we offer.”

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