Apollo Syndicate Management Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority.
From the 1st August 2015 we were authorised to be a stand-alone Managing Agency operating
This was a landmark point in the Apollo story, having started the Syndicate in 2009 and always with the goal of achieving Managing Agency status. We’re so proud this has now been achieved.
Our robust and experienced Board of Directors is now well placed to continue the development of the Apollo Brand within our industry. Always mindful of our relationships built on trust and experience, we extend our grateful thanks to our Capital Providers, Brokers and Clients for their support.
Crucially, thanks and appreciation must be given to all our staff, whose continued and tireless commitment enabled this next step to be taken.
David Ibeson, FIA
Chief Executive Officer
Previously the CEO of Catlin Syndicate, Catlin UK & Wellington Underwriting Agency with over 22 years Lloyd’s experience. David is a qualified Actuary and currently attends the LMA Board and executive committees.
Previously CEO of Travelers International businesses from 2002 to 2009. Co-founded the Acappella Syndicate, and then became CUO for Mitsui Sumitomo's Lloyd's business from 2011 to 2015. Subsequently CEO for Old Mutual's specialty insurance business in London.
Nick Jones, ACII
Director of Underwriting & Active Underwriter 1969
Previously the Active Underwriter of Syndicate 1200 & Executive Director of Heritage Managing Agency with over 22 years Lloyd’s experience. Currently a member of the LMA Worldwide Property Panel.
Phil Ellis, FIA, ACII
Chief Risk Officer
Previously the Group Actuary at Amlin for 11 years, and a consultant for LCP General Insurance. Formerly a member of the LMA Committee of Actuaries and LMA Capital Committee. Provided SAOs for several Lloyd’s Syndicates since the 1990’s. A member of the Lloyd’s Chief Risk Officers’ Committee.
Simon White, Dip CII, ACIArb
Previously Head of Claims at Heritage Managing Agency with over 30 years of Lloyd’s market claims experience in all classes of Insurance and Reinsurance business. Started his career at the Sturge group. An elected member of the LMA Claims Committee.
Jamie MacDiarmid, ACA
Previously Group Finance Director at a Lloyd’s Managing agency for 11 years, and an auditor at KPMG and Neville Russell. A member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, and of the LMA Finance Committee.
Previously UK Compliance Officer and member of the UK Executive team at XL Catlin, with over 20 years experience in the Lloyd’s and London Market. Andrew brings extensive regulatory and governance expertise, and has previously been a member of the LMA Regulatory Committee.
Mark Rayner ACII
Active Underwriter of Apollo Re.
Formerly the CUO and from 2003 an Executive Director of Faraday and Faraday Re a Berkshire Hathaway owned business. Over 30 years experience as a lead Underwriter in Lloyd's.
Non Executive Director
Chair of Audit and Risk Committee. Formerly a partner at KPMG where he was the Head of General Insurance Markets in the UK. His clients included international and domestic insurers and reinsurers, brokers and Lloyd’s groups to which he provided a range of services, including audit, consulting, transaction services and corporate finance advice. In addition, he advised insurers and reinsurers on strategic financial and regulatory issues associated with start ups, acquisitions, reorganisations and disposals. He is also a Non-Executive Director at ANV Syndicates Ltd, Besso Insurance Group and International Insurance Company of Hannover Ltd.
Julian Cusack, ACA
Managing Agency Chairman
A founding Director of Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd where he was CFO from 2002 until 2007 and CEO of Aspen’s Bermudian subsidiary from 2002 until 2011. Other executive roles including Group CRO. He retired as an Executive in March 2014, but continues as Non-Executive Chairman of Aspen’s UK insurance subsidiary. Julian was Group FD at Wellington Underwriting Agency from 1996 to 2002. He was a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the audit committee of Hardy Underwriting Bermuda Limited from December 2007 until July 2012
Mel Goddard BA (Hons), ACII, Chartered Insurer
Mel was the first woman to be appointed as Active Underwriter of a Lloyd's syndicate, and previously was an executive director of a Lloyd’s managing agency. Currently Mel is Market Liaison and Underwriting Director of the Lloyd's Market Association and is a Trustee of the Lloyd’s Benevolent Fund.
Non Executive Director
Began as an Underwriter in 1993 with Hannover Re for US treaty business. Since 2003 he has served as Managing Director responsible for Aviation and Marine business worldwide as well as Non-Life Treaty Reinsurance in the United Kingdom and Ireland. From March 2014, Sven was appointed to the Executive Board of Hanover RE and assumed responsibility for Non-Life Reinsurance.
Formerly Head of Casualty at Catlin with over 27 years underwriting experience. Currently a member of the LMA International Liability Panel.