FOLEY, Philip Thomas

Member since:June 2015
Telephone:+44 (0) 20 8946 1676
Mobile:+44 (0) 7899 913615
Nationality:British and Canadian


Bulmershe Grammar School, Woodley, Berkshire and Reading College of Technology.

Positions Held

  • Independent Underwriting Peer Reviewer – Antares Syndicate, 2015 to date, Chaucer 2016 to date and MS Amlin 2017 to date
  • Active Underwriter – Syndicate 1218, 2009-2014
  • Chief Underwriting Officer – Newline Insurance Company Limited, 2009-2014
  • Director – Newline Underwriting Management Limited, 2009-2014
  • Senior Vice President – Liberty International Underwriters, Europe, 1998-2008
  • Director – Marsh FINPRO London, 1996-1998
  • Senior Executive Director – Minet Global Professional Services Limited, 1977-1996

Present Position

Director – Foley Specialities Limited

Other Activities

Underwriting and Claims Services include: expert witness, independent peer reviewer, claims disputes, policy analysis, commercial mediator, insurance and reinsurance consulting, non-executive directorships. Author of The Chartered Insurance Institute’s study text 995 “Strategic Underwriting”.

Professional Associations

  • Member, Expert Witness Institute
  • Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Fellow of The Chartered Insurance Institute, Chartered Insurance Practitioner
  • Member, Professional Liability Underwriting Society
  • Member, British Insurance Law Association (BILA)
  • Panel Member of ARIAS (UK)


For 20 years was a specialist insurance broker in professional indemnity with expertise in brokers E&O, accountants, lawyers, surveyors, actuaries, IFAs etc. In last 16 years as underwriter, broadened skills set to include most casualty lines including all financial lines (PI/D&O/FI), medical malpractice and general liability (EL/PL/Products). Was chair of Newline’s Delegated Authorities Committee. Has worked in USA/Canadian market, Irish market and the London market with particular experience in the Commonwealth countries.

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