Member since:September 2007
Address:London, England
Telephone:+44 (0) 20 8295 5799
Mobile:+44 (0) 7909 906 552
Nationality:British and Swiss


BA, ACII Chartered Insurance Practitioner

Positions Held

  • Leader, Operational Risk – Marsh (UK) Ltd., London (incorporating insurance into banking capital models)
  • Managing Director – Aon Ltd., London (D&O, PI, Crime and EPLi insurances, and financial institutions’ operational risk)
  • Non-Executive Chairman, NPAI (National Pharmacy Association Insurance)
  • Managing Director – Swiss Re London (D&O, PI, Crime and EPLi, concentrating on Financial Institutions)
  • Facultative Reinsurance underwriter – property & casualty
  • Reinsurance Treaty Underwriter – Swiss Re Zurich – property proportional & non-proportional, casualty proportional & non-proportional

Present Position

Director, Shires Partnership – independent consultant, arbitrator and expert witness specialising in insurance and reinsurance with a focus on market practice and technical issues.

Recent cases include:-

  • An arbitration concerning PI claims arising out of pensions advice
  • A reinsurance dispute concerning the recoverability under a Catastrophe XL of Covid-19 non-damage BI claims
  • A facultative reinsurance dispute concerning the right of a reinsurer to direct the disposition of claims
  • A consultation seeking to ascertain whether a longstanding insurance arrangement was a finite insurance or a traditional risk transfer
  • A Business Interruption dispute where Insurers allege pre-contractual material non-disclosure
  • A VAT dispute relating to the ongoing handling of PPI claims
  • An arbitration dealing with a broker’s duty of disclosure at policy renewal under the Insurance Act 2015
  • An arbitration concerning claim apportionment between a specific British professional indemnity policy and a wider German design/build policy

Professional Associations

  • Associate of The Chartered Insurance Institute
  • Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation
  • Panel Member of ARIAS (UK)


  • 10 years as primary lead underwriter on D&O, Crime and PI insurance for banks
  • 6 years as a primary lead underwriter on Commercial Property and Business Interruption
  • 10 years as reinsurance specialist underwriter on property and casualty treaties (proportional and non-proportional) and facultative risks
  • 7 years in banking – trading, asset management and private banking.

Foreign Languages

English, French, German – fluent. Spanish, Hebrew – intermediate.

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