People

The people in an underwriting business are its defining raw material. The Ascot team has been specifically chosen for its abilities in seeing and creating new markets, bringing an entrepreneurial drive to the business of risk.

Quite simply, we have an overwhelming desire to be the best. We pride ourselves on being at the cutting edge of risk and pioneering ways an underwriting business is run.

Across our classes we have sought to recruit the finest specialists. They do not see underwriting as a commodity business, but as a skill to be learnt, honed, refined, reinvented.

Click on the links to find out more about our team.

Board

Andrew Brooks

Andrew BrooksChief Executive Officer

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9600

Andrew is Chief Executive Officer of Ascot Underwriting Ltd and a member of the Board. He joined Ascot at its inception in 2001 and was promoted to Chief Underwriting Officer in 2005 and Chief Executive Officer in 2008. Andrew began his career in the Lloyd’s market in 1985. He is heavily involved in promoting Lloyd’s in the UK and overseas and currently sits on the Lloyd’s Claims Implementation Board and the Lloyd’s Market Association Board. Andrew is ACII qualified.

Mark Pepper

Mark PepperChief Underwriting Officer

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9617

Mark is Ascot’s Chief Underwriting Officer. He began his career in insurance in 1987 and joined Ascot at its inception in 2001 to lead our Treaty team. He was promoted to the role of Chief Underwriting Officer in 2009 and is a member of the Board. Mark is ACII qualified.

Rob Dimsey

Rob DimseyChief Operating Officer

Tel: +44 (0)20 7743 9600

Rob is Ascot’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Ascot Board. Rob qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young in 1994 and joined Ascot in 2003 after a number of years in the insurance industry in a variety of roles. Rob was appointed to the Ascot Board in 2008.

Yvonne Costello

Yvonne CostelloChief Administrative Officer

Tel: +44 (0)20 7743 9600

Yvonne is Ascot’s Chief Administrative Officer and was appointed to Ascot's Board in 2011. She began her insurance career in 1997 and joined Ascot in 2002 as Assistant Compliance Officer. Yvonne also held the role of Business Support Manager before being promoted to Compliance Officer in 2008. Yvonne holds the ICSA Certificate in Company Secretarial & Share Registration practice.

Mark Smith

Mark SmithChief Risk Officer

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9600

Mark is Ascot’s Chief Risk Officer. He qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young in 1994 and has worked in the Lloyd's market since 1996. He joined Ascot in 2003 as Business Development Manager, later becoming Finance Manager, then Risk Manager. Mark was appointed to Ascot’s Board in 2011.

Charlie Cantlay

Charlie CantlayExecutive Director

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9600

Charlie is Executive Director at Ascot and a member of the Board. He began his insurance career in the broking sector in 1976 and joined Ascot 2011.

Sir Richard Dearlove, KCMG, OBE

Sir Richard Dearlove, KCMG, OBENon-Executive Chairman of the Board, Ascot Underwriting

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9600

Sir Richard Dearlove, Non-Executive Chairman of the Board for Ascot Underwriting, is former Chief of the SIS.

Homi Mullan

Homi MullanIndependent Non-Executive Director, Ascot Underwriting

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9600

Homi Mullan is a former Vice Chairman, Investment Banking at JP Morgan in London and a founding Independent Non-Executive Director of Ascot Underwriting.

Paul Taylor

Paul TaylorIndependent Non-Executive Director, Ascot Underwriting

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9600

Paul Taylor, Independent Non-Executive Director for Ascot Underwriting, is Owner and Managing Director of Risk Management Options Ltd.

John Lloyd OBE

John Lloyd OBEINDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9600

John Lloyd, Independent Non-Executive Director for Ascot Underwriting, is former CEO of JLT Specialty Ltd.

Richard Shin

Richard ShinNon-Executive Director

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9600

Richard Shin, Non-Executive Director for Ascot Underwriting, is Senior Principal, Financial Services for Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

Ryan Selwood

Ryan SelwoodNon-Executive Director

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9600

Ryan Selwood, Non-Executive Director for Ascot Underwriting, is Managing Director, Head of Direct Private Equity for Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

Tom Kalvik

Tom KalvikNon-Executive Director

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9600

Tom Kalvik, Non-Executive Director for Ascot Underwriting, is Principal, Private Investments - Direct Private Equity (Financial Institutions Group) for Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

Executive Committee

Andrew Brooks

Andrew BrooksChief Executive Officer

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9600

Andrew is Chief Executive Officer of Ascot Underwriting Ltd and a member of the Board. He joined Ascot at its inception in 2001 and was promoted to Chief Underwriting Officer in 2005 and Chief Executive Officer in 2008. Andrew began his career in the Lloyd’s market in 1985. He is heavily involved in promoting Lloyd’s in the UK and overseas and currently sits on the Lloyd’s Claims Implementation Board and the Lloyd’s Market Association Board. Andrew is ACII qualified.

Mark Pepper

Mark PepperChief Underwriting Officer

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9617

Mark is Ascot’s Chief Underwriting Officer. He began his career in insurance in 1987 and joined Ascot at its inception in 2001 to lead our Treaty team. He was promoted to the role of Chief Underwriting Officer in 2009 and is a member of the Board. Mark is ACII qualified.

Rob Dimsey

Rob DimseyChief Operating Officer

Tel: +44 (0)20 7743 9600

Rob is Ascot’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Ascot Board. Rob qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young in 1994 and joined Ascot in 2003 after a number of years in the insurance industry in a variety of roles. Rob was appointed to the Ascot Board in 2008.

Yvonne Costello

Yvonne CostelloChief Administrative Officer

Tel: +44 (0)20 7743 9600

Yvonne is Ascot’s Chief Administrative Officer and was appointed to Ascot's Board in 2011. She began her insurance career in 1997 and joined Ascot in 2002 as Assistant Compliance Officer. Yvonne also held the role of Business Support Manager before being promoted to Compliance Officer in 2008. Yvonne holds the ICSA Certificate in Company Secretarial & Share Registration practice.

Mark Smith

Mark SmithChief Risk Officer

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9600

Mark is Ascot’s Chief Risk Officer. He qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young in 1994 and has worked in the Lloyd's market since 1996. He joined Ascot in 2003 as Business Development Manager, later becoming Finance Manager, then Risk Manager. Mark was appointed to Ascot’s Board in 2011.

Charlie Cantlay

Charlie CantlayExecutive Director

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9600

Charlie is Executive Director at Ascot and a member of the Board. He began his insurance career in the broking sector in 1976 and joined Ascot 2011.

Ascot Asia

Lee Vanderson

Lee VandersonChief Underwriter and Principal Officer

Tel: +(00) 65 3163 1250

Lee is the Chief Underwriter & Principal Officer for Ascot Asia. Previously Lee was Ascot's Senior Underwriter for Cargo. He began his insurance career in 1985 and joined Ascot in 2001.

Jon Gilliott

Jon GilliottHead of Underwriting

Tel: +(00) 65 3163 1260

Jon is the Head of Underwriting for Ascot Asia. He began his insurance career in 1987 and joined Ascot in 2012.

Pauline Lim

Pauline LimUnderwriter

Tel: +(00) 65 3163 1257

Pauline is an Underwriter for Ascot Asia. She began her insurance career in 1985 and joined Ascot in 2012.

Sam Bartram

Sam BartramHead of Marine

Tel: +(00) 65 3163 1256

Sam is Head of Marine for Ascot Asia. He began his insurance career in 2004 and joined Ascot in 2007.

Paul France

Paul FranceFinance & Operations Manager

Tel: +(00) 3163 1252

Paul is the Finance & Operations Manager for Ascot Asia. He began his insurance career in 2005 and joined Ascot in 2009.

Jenny Pang

Jenny PangCredit Control Officer

Tel: +(00) 65 3163 1251

Jenny is the Credit Control Officer for Ascot Asia. She began her insurance career in 1978 and joined Ascot in 2009.

Julissa Adam

Julissa AdamAssistant Underwriter

Tel: +(00) 65 3163 1253

Julissa is an Assistant Underwriter for Ascot Asia. She began her insurance career in 2004 and joined Ascot in 2013.

Lai Ling Hon

Lai Ling HonAssistant Underwriter

Tel: +(00) 65 3163 1258

Lai Ling is an Assistant Underwriter for Ascot Asia. She began her insurance career in 2006 and joined Ascot in 2013.

Shirly D’Cruz

Shirly D’CruzOffice Administrator

Tel: +(00) 65 3163 1250

Shirly is the Office Administrator for Ascot Asia. She began her insurance career in 2000 and joined Ascot in 2009.

Jacynth Lee Su Jean

Jacynth Lee Su JeanAssistant Underwriter

Tel: +(00) 3163 1259

Jacynth is an Assistant Underwriter for Ascot Asia. She began her insurance career in 2012 and joined Ascot in the same year.

Nurul Huda

Nurul HudaUnderwriting Administrator

Tel: +65 3163 1254

Huda is an Underwriting Administrator for Ascot Asia. She began her insurance career in 2015 and joined Ascot in the same year.

China

Robbie Bi

Robbie BiUnderwriting Director

Tel: +86 (0)21 6162 7716

Mob: +86 (0)18701769819

Robbie is Underwriting Director of the Ascot Underwriting division of Lloyd’s China. He began his insurance career in 2011 and joined Lloyd’s China in 2015.

Angeline Xu

Angeline XuUnderwriting Assistant

Tel: +86 (0)21 6162 7716

Angeline is the Underwriting Assistant for the Ascot Underwriting Division of Lloyd's China. She began her insurance career in 2017 and joined Lloyd's China the same year.

Ascot Houston

John Flower

John FlowerPresident and Chief Underwriting Officer

Tel: (1) 713 355 4334

John is the President and Chief Underwriting Officer for Ascot Underwriting Inc. in the Houston office and also has extensive experience in the London Market. He began his insurance career in 1986 broking in the London Lloyd’s and Company Market and has spent the last 19 years working in the United States with specialist experience in offshore and onshore energy programs. John has represented Ascot in the US since 2005.

Banos Georgiou

Banos GeorgiouChairman

Tel: (1) 713 355 4333

Banos is Chairman of Ascot Underwriting Inc. in Houston. He began his insurance career in 1973 and joined Ascot in 2014.

Diana Durning

Diana DurningSenior Vice President

Tel: (1) 713 355 4333

Diana is Senior Vice President of Ascot Underwriting Inc. in Houston. She began her insurance career in 1982 and joined Ascot in 2014.

John Karns

John KarnsSenior Vice President

Tel: (1) 713 355 4333

John is a Senior Vice President for Ascot Underwriting Inc. in Houston. He began his insurance career in 1992 and joined Ascot in 2011.

Devin Lefebvre

Devin LefebvreVice President

Tel: (1) 713 355 4333

Devin is a Vice President for Ascot Underwriting Inc. in Houston. He began his insurance career in 2006 and joined Ascot in 2014.

Wanda Tabor

Wanda TaborOffice Manager and Assistant Underwriter

Tel: (1) 713 355 4333

Wanda is the Officer Manager and Assistant Underwriter for Ascot Underwriting Inc. in Houston. She began her insurance career in 1980 and joined Ascot in 2010.

Charlene Edmondson

Charlene EdmondsonAssistant Underwriter

Tel: (1) 713 355 4333

Charlene is an Assistant Underwriter for Ascot Underwriting Inc. in Houston. She began her insurance career in 1985 and joined Ascot in 2014.

James Williamson

James WilliamsonAssistant Vice President

Tel: (1) 713 355 4333

James is an Assistant Vice President for Ascot Underwriting Inc. in Houston. He began his insurance career in 2011 and joined Ascot in the same year.

Sarah Bratton

Sarah BrattonAssistant Office Manager

Tel: (1) 713 355 4333

Sarah is the Assistant Office Manager for Ascot Underwriting Inc. in Houston. She began her insurance career in 2009 and joined Ascot the same year.

Anna Guajardo

Anna GuajardoUnderwriting Administrator

Tel: +1 713 355 4333

Anna is an Underwriting Administrator for Ascot Underwriting Inc. in Houston. She began her insurance career in 2015 and joined Ascot in the same year.

ASCOT SPECIALTY

Rory A. Cline

Rory A. ClinePresident, Ascot Specialty

Tel: 646 356 8102

Mob: 630 649 4654

Rory began his insurance / reinsurance career in 1982 and is President of Ascot Specialty. He has extensive experience in reinsurance and joined Ascot in 2009.

Paul Amrose

Paul AmroseChief Underwriting Officer Property, Ascot Specialty

Tel: 646 356 8111

Mob: 860 371 5228

Paul is Chief Underwriting Officer for Property, Ascot Specialty. He began his insurance career in 1986 in reinsurance and joined Ascot in 2009.

Scott Beall

Scott BeallChief Underwriting Officer Casualty, Ascot Specialty

Tel: 682 219 0616

Scott is Chief Underwriting Officer for Casualty, Ascot Specialty. He began his insurance career in 1981 and joined Ascot in 2015.

Lex Smart

Lex SmartSenior Vice President

Tel: 682 219 0616

Lex is Senior Vice President for Casualty, Ascot Specialty. He began his insurance career in 1986 and joined Ascot in 2015.

Lou Gehrig

Lou GehrigSenior Vice President

Tel: 646 356 8101

Lou is a Senior Vice President and based out of the New York office, responsible for the Marine program. He began his insurance career in 2003 and joined Ascot in 2013.

Libby Wakolbinger

Libby WakolbingerSenior Vice President

Tel: 646 356 8103

Mob: 773 485 7155

Libby is Senior Vice President and based in New York. She began her insurance career in 2002 and joined Ascot in 2009.

Kim Meyer

Kim MeyerVice President

Tel: 312 284 8827

Kim is Vice President and based in Chicago. She began her insurance career in 1986 and joined Ascot in 2009.

Amy Jenkinson

Amy JenkinsonVice President

Tel: 312 284 8828

Amy is Vice President and based in Chicago. She began her insurance career in 2006 and joined Ascot in 2016.

Matthew Gallia

Matthew GalliaVice President

Tel: 682-219-0620

Matthew is Vice President based in Dallas. He began his insurance career in 2005 and joined Ascot in 2016.

Anna Rodriguez

Anna RodriguezAssistant Underwriter

Tel: 312 629 7524

Anna is an Assistant Underwriter based in Chicago. She began her insurance career in 1996 and joined Ascot in 2013.

Marguerite Fobes

Marguerite FobesAssistant Underwriter

Tel: 682 219 0616

Marguerite is the Assistant Underwriter based in Dallas. She returned to her insurance career in 2007 and joined Ascot in 2016.

Matthew Doherty

Matthew DohertyUnderwriter

Tel: 646 356 8101

Matthew is Vice President based in New York. He began his insurance career in 2011 and joined Ascot in 2014.

Danielle Sussingham

Danielle SussinghamAssistant Underwriter

Tel: 646 356 8107

Danielle is an Assistant Underwriter based in New York. She began her insurance career in 2012 and joined Ascot in 2014.

Michael Froehlich

Michael FroehlichCatastrophe Risk Analyst

Tel: 312 629 7525

Michael is Catastrophe Risk Analyst based in Chicago. He began his insurance career in 2014 and joined Ascot in the same year.

Isabella Gallo

Isabella GalloAssistant Underwriter

Tel: 312 284 8830

Isabella is an Assistant Underwriter based in Chicago. She began her insurance career in 2005 and joined Ascot in 2012.

Morgan Kendall

Morgan KendallAssistant Underwriter

Tel: 312 284 8829

Morgan is an Assistant Underwriter based in Chicago. She began her insurance career in 2013 and joined Ascot in 2014.

Cargo

Gavin Wall

Gavin WallUnderwriter

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9644

Gavin is an Underwriter for Cargo. He began his insurance career in 2003 and joined Ascot the same year.

Chris McGill

Chris McGillUnderwriter

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9689

Chris is an Underwriter for Cargo. He began his insurance career in 2007 and joined Ascot the same year.

Ben Wyatt

Ben WyattAssistant Underwriter

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9658

Ben is an Assistant Underwriter for Cargo. He began his insurance career in 2012 and joined Ascot in the same year.

Jessica Sutcliffe

Jessica SutcliffeAssistant Underwriter

Tel: +44 (0)203 627 8859

Jessica is an Assistant Underwriter for Cargo. She began her insurance career in 2012 and joined Ascot in 2016.

Dominic Parker

Dominic ParkerUnderwriting Administrator

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9697

Dominic is an Underwriting Administrator for Cargo. He began his insurance career in 2015 and joined Ascot the same year.

Casualty Insurance

David Fitzpatrick

David FitzpatrickExecutive Underwriter

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9610

David is an Executive Underwriter and our Underwriter for Casualty Insurance. He began his insurance career in 1990 and joined Ascot in 2014.

Ben Galloway

Ben GallowayUnderwriter

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9671

Ben is an Underwriter for Casualty Insurance. He began his insurance career in 2003 and joined Ascot in 2014.

David Moss

David MossUnderwriter

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 8364

David is an underwriter for Casualty Insurance. He began his insurance career in 2006 and joined Ascot in 2016.

Nick Cook

Nick CookUnderwriting Administrator

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9600

Nick is an Underwriting Administrator for Casualty Insurance. He began his insurance career in 2010 and joined Ascot in 2012.

Katie Tomkins

Katie TomkinsUnderwriting Administrator

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 8369

Katie is an Underwriting Administrator for Casualty Insurance. She began her insurance career in 2015 and joined Ascot in the same year.

Casualty Reinsurance

John Pilkington

John PilkingtonExecutive Underwriter

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 8380

John is Executive Underwriter and our Underwriter for Casualty Reinsurance. He has over 25 years of insurance experience and joined Ascot in 2013.

Daniel Moruzzi

Daniel MoruzziUnderwriter

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 8371

Daniel is an Underwriter for Casualty Reinsurance. He began his insurance career in 1999 and joined Ascot in 2014.

Jack Gardner

Jack GardnerUnderwriter

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 8379

Jack is an Underwriter for Casualty Reinsurance. He began his insurance career in 2006 and joined Ascot in 2013.

Paul Walsingham

Paul WalsinghamAssistant Underwriter

Tel: +44 (0)203 627 8850

Paul is an Assistant Underwriter for Casualty Reinsurance. He began his insurance career in 2012 and joined Ascot in 2017.

Energy

Kelly Buckland

Kelly BucklandUnderwriter

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9653

Kelly is an Underwriter for Energy. She began her insurance career in 1996 and joined Ascot in 2003.

Matthew Allan

Matthew AllanUnderwriter

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9659

Matt is an Underwriter for Energy. He began his insurance career in 2002 and joined Ascot in 2014.

Jordan Shave

Jordan ShaveUnderwriting Administrator

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9674

Jordan is Underwriting Administrator for Energy. He began his insurance career in 2013 and joined Ascot in 2014.

Healthcare

Ian Thompson

Ian ThompsonHead of Casualty & Specialty

Tel: +441 400 2509

Ian is Head of Casualty & Specialty, based in Bermuda. He began his insurance career in 1995 and joined Ascot in 2017.

Nick Williamson

Nick WilliamsonVice President

Tel: +441 400 2510

Nick is Vice President, Healthcare, based in Bermuda. He began his insurance career in 1999 and joined Ascot in 2017.

Justin Keith

Justin KeithVice President

Tel: +441 400 2506

Justin is Vice President, Healthcare, based in Bermuda. He began his insurance career in 2004 and joined Ascot in 2017.

Sacha Mancell

Sacha MancellAssistant Underwriter

Tel: +441 400 2507

Sacha is Assistant Underwriter for Healthcare, based in Bermuda. She began her insurance career in 2015 and joined Ascot in 2017.

Yuki Sun

Yuki SunActuarial Analyst

Tel: +441 400 2508

Mob: +44 (0)

Yuki is Actuarial Analyst for Healthcare, based in Bermuda. She began her insurance career in 2016 and joined Ascot in 2017.

Marine Hull and Liabilities

Andrew Moulton

Andrew MoultonUnderwriter

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9670

Andrew is our Underwriter for Marine Hull. He began his career in 1993 broking all aspects of marine insurance from hull and machinery to credit and political risks. Andrew, who joined Ascot in 2005, is ACII qualified and sits on the London Market War Risks Committee.

Paul Simpson

Paul SimpsonUnderwriter

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9580

Paul is our Underwriter for Marine Liabilities. He began his career in 1997 and has experience in both marine and general liability. Paul joined Ascot in 2010.

Charles Scott-Hopkins

Charles Scott-HopkinsUnderwriter

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 8385

Charles is our Underwriter for Marine Hull. He began his career in 1985 and joined Ascot in 2012.

Robyn Greenaway

Robyn GreenawayUnderwriter

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9619

Robyn is an Underwriter for Marine Hull. She began her insurance career in 2008 and joined Ascot the same year.

Lacy Newman

Lacy NewmanAssistant Underwriter

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9605

Lacy is an Assistant Underwriter for Marine.

Sophie Macey

Sophie MaceyUnderwriting Administrator

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9684

Sophie is an Underwriting Administrator for Marine. She began her insurance career in 2012 and joined Ascot the same year.

Imogen Way

Imogen WayUnderwriting Administrator

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 8375

Imogen is an Underwriting Administrator for Marine. She began her insurance career in 2012 and joined Ascot in 2013.

Freddie Elliott

Freddie ElliottUnderwriting Administrator

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 8374

Freddie is an Underwriting Administrator for Marine. He began his insurance career in 2016 and joined Ascot the same year.

Personal Accident

Neil Whitbread

Neil WhitbreadUnderwriter

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9626

Neil is Underwriter for Personal Accident. He began his career in 1994 and joined Ascot in 2016.

Alex Wright

Alex WrightAssistant Underwriter

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9581

Alex Wright is the Assistant Underwriter for Personal Accident. He began his insurance career in 2013 and joined Ascot in 2016.

Property

Theo Butt

Theo ButtExecutive Underwriter

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9688

Theo is Executive Underwriter and Underwriter for Property. He began his insurance career in 1999 and has experience in both the broking and underwriting sectors. He joined Ascot in 2006 and is Chairman of the Lloyd's Market Association Worldwide Property Business Panel.

Justin Catling

Justin CatlingExecutive Underwriter

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9618

Justin is Executive Underwriter and an Underwriter for Property. He has 16 years insurance experience in the broking sector and joined Ascot in 2009.

Kevin Donovan

Kevin DonovanUnderwriter

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9660

Kevin is an Underwriter for Property Delegated Underwriting. He began his insurance career in 1993 and joined Ascot in 2004.

Angela Matthews

Angela MatthewsUnderwriter

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9627

Angela is an Underwriter for Property. She began her insurance career in 1996 and joined Ascot in 2002.

Neil Ambrose

Neil AmbroseUnderwriter

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9657

Mob: +44 (0)7730 609793

Neil is an Underwriter for Property Delegated Underwritingy. He began his insurance career in 2000 and joined Ascot in 2004.

Katie Hunter

Katie HunterUnderwriter

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9673

Katie is an Underwriter for Property. She began her insurance career in 2000 and joined Ascot in 2010.

Warren Baker

Warren BakerUnderwriter

Tel: +44 (2)20 7743 9600

Warren is an Underwriter for Property Delegated Underwriting. He began his insurance career in 2004 and joined Ascot in 2006.

Joanne McDiarmid

Joanne McDiarmidAssistant Underwriter

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9651

Joanne is an Assistant Underwriter for Property. She began her insurance career in 2006 and joined Ascot in 2008.

John Boyd

John BoydUnderwriter

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9669

John is an Underwriter for Property Delegated Underwriting. He began his insurance career in 2003 and joined Ascot in 2009.

Rebecca Lott

Rebecca LottUnderwriting Administrator

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9612

Rebecca is an Underwriting Administrator for Property. She began her insurance career in 2007 and joined Ascot in 2010.

Eleanor Broome

Eleanor BroomeUnderwriting Administrator

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 8384

Eleanor is an Underwriting Administrator for Property. She began her insurance career in 2012 and joined Ascot in the same year.

Lauren Dempsey

Lauren DempseyDelegated Underwriting Assistant

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9690

Lauren is the Delegated Underwriting Assistant. She began her insurance career in 2014 and joined Ascot in the same year.

Political Risks and Terrorism

Mike O’Connor

Mike O’ConnorExecutive Underwriter

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9606

Mike O'Connor is Executive Underwriter and Underwriter for Political Risks and Terrorism. He began his insurance career in 1995 and joined Ascot in 2009.

Ray Antes

Ray AntesExecutive Underwriter

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 8361

Ray is Executive Underwriter for Political Risks. He began his insurance career in 1980 and joined Ascot in 2017.

Matthew Eve

Matthew EveUnderwriter

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9636

Matthew is an Underwriter for Political Risks and Terrorism. He began his insurance career in 2000 and joined Ascot in 2003.

Nick Ridley

Nick RidleyUnderwriter

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9647

Nick is an Underwriter for Political Risks and Terrorism. He began his insurance career in 2007 and joined Ascot in the same year.

Jake Rugge-Price

Jake Rugge-PriceUnderwriter

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9600

Jake is an Underwriter for Political Risks and Terrorism. He began his insurance career in 2009 and joined Ascot in 2014.

Charlie Hickman

Charlie HickmanUnderwriter

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9695

Charlie is an Underwriter for Political Risks and Terrorism. He began his insurance career in 2006 and joined Ascot in 2015.

Jessica Burton

Jessica BurtonAssistant Underwriter

Tel: +44 (0)203 627 8864

Jessica is an Assistant Underwriter for Political Risks and Terrorism. She began her insurance career in 2014 and joined Ascot in 2016.

Janet Stacey

Janet StaceyAdministration Manager

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 8389

Janet is the Administration Manager for Political Risks and Terrorism. She began her insurance career in 1980 and joined Ascot in 2007.

Ellie Barr

Ellie BarrAssistant Underwriter

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9600

Ellie is an Assistant Underwriter for Political Risks and Terrorism. She began her insurance career in 2014 and joined Ascot in the same year.

Georgia Wilson

Georgia WilsonUnderwriting Administrator

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9600

Georgia is an Underwriting Administrator for Political Risks and Terrorism. She began her insurance career in 2017 and joined Ascot the same year.

Specie and Fine Art

Gary Tredgett

Gary TredgettExecutive Underwriter

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9663

Gary is Executive Underwriter and Underwriter for Specie and Fine Art. He began his insurance career in 1992 and joined Ascot in 2005.

James MacNaughton

James MacNaughtonUnderwriter

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9611

James is an Underwriter for Specie and Fine Art. He began his insurance career in 1983 and joined Ascot in 2009.

Paul Wootten

Paul WoottenUnderwriter

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9620

Paul is an Underwriter for Specie and Fine Art. He began his insurance career in 2006 and joined Ascot in the same year.

Nicola Dunlop

Nicola DunlopUnderwriting Administrator

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9600

Nicola is an Underwriting Administrator for Specie & Fine Art. She began her insurance career in 2009 and joined Ascot in 2011.

Roshin Dawson

Roshin DawsonUnderwriting Administrator

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 8377

Roshin is an Underwriting Administrator for Specie and Fine Art. She began her insurance career in 2012 and joined Ascot in 2013.

Treaty Reinsurance

Mark Pepper

Mark PepperChief Underwriting Officer

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9617

Mark is Ascot’s Chief Underwriting Officer. He began his career in insurance in 1987 and joined Ascot at its inception in 2001 to lead our Treaty team. He was promoted to the role of Chief Underwriting Officer in 2009 and is a member of the Board. Mark is ACII qualified.

Amanda Jeffrey

Amanda JeffreyUnderwriter

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9616

Amanda is an Underwriter for Treaty Reinsurance. She began her insurance career in 1989 and joined Ascot in 2001.

Ciaran Waters

Ciaran WatersUnderwriter

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9648

Ciaran is an Underwriter for Treaty Reinsurance. He began his insurance career in 2004 and joined Ascot in 2006.

Nick Kirkham

Nick KirkhamUnderwriter

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9667

Nick is an Underwriter for Treaty Reinsurance. He began his insurance career in 2008 and joined Ascot in 2012.

Kerry Hart

Kerry HartUnderwriting Administrator Supervisor

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9665

Kerry is the Underwriting Administrator Supervisor for Treaty Reinsurance. She began her insurance career in 2001 and joined Ascot in 2007.

Claims

Neil Dalton

Neil DaltonDirector of Claims

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9677

Neil Dalton is Ascot’s Director of Claims. After training as a lawyer Neil began his insurance career in the Lloyd’s market in 1990. He joined Ascot in 2007 and is also a Director of Ascot’s International Offices and a member of the Lloyd’s Market Strategic Claims Group.

James Short

James ShortClaims Manager

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9590

James is Claims Manager. He began his insurance career in 1996 and joined Ascot in 2007.

Stuart Wright

Stuart WrightClaims Manager

Tel: +44 (0)207 743 9698

Stuart is Claims Manager. He began his insurance career in 1996 and joined Ascot in 2011.