We are an independent, specialist Insurer and Reinsurer with a team of talented and experienced professionals, offering adaptable and flexible underwriting services at Lloyd’s.

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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 at Lloyd’s.

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.


Julian Cusack, ACA

Managing Agency Non Executive Chairman

The 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.

David Ibeson, FIA

Chief Executive Officer

Previously the CEO of Catlin Syndicate, Catlin UK & Wellington Underwriting Agency with over 23 years Lloyd’s experience. David is a qualified Actuary and currently attends the LMA Board and executive committees.

James Slaughter MBA, DIC, FCII, B.Eng

Chief Underwriting Officer

James has over 23 years experience across the Lloyd’s and international (Re)insurance industry. He has experience with high level technology, advanced analytics and innovation and most recently he was the CUO at a top 5 global P&C company. He is a fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and holds an MBA from Imperial College, London.

Vinay Mistry, MA(oxon), MSc

Chief Risk Officer

Appointed at Apollo Syndicate Management in 2019 as the Chief Risk Officer, following 20 years of experience in the Banking and (Re) insurance sectors. Previously leading risk, actuarial, data science, and exposure management functions. He has been working in risk and capital management within the Lloyd’s and London market since 2006.

Jamie MacDiarmid, ACA

Finance Director

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.

Simon White, FRSA, Dip CII, AcIArb, Cert. MII

Chief Claims Officer

Previously Head of Claims at a large Managing Agency with over 33 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.

Mel Goddard, BA (Hons), ACII

Non Executive Director

Mel was the first woman to be appointed as Active Underwriter of a Lloyd's syndicate, She was previously an executive director of QBE Managing Agency Ltd. Market Liaison and Underwriting Director of the Lloyd's Market Association and a Trustee of the Lloyd’s Benevolent Fund. Mel now accepts engagements as an arbitrator on insurance market issues.

Martin Hudson

Non Executive Director

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.

Tony Hulse

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.

Farah Buckley MChem (Oxon) ACA

Non Executive Director

Previously the Head of Investment Solutions at Hermes GPE, and Head of UK for Adveq,  Farah has spent 19 years working in financial services across Audit, M&A and Private Equity. Farah also holds a Non-Executive board position at iHybrid, and is on the Advisory Council of Real Estate Balance. Farah is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.

Peter bowden, ACII

Company Secretary

Peter joined Apollo in 2018 having worked at XL Catlin for nearly a decade, latterly as Compliance Manager. Peter brings experience and expertise in regulatory and governance matters.  He is ACII qualified and was previously a committee member of the British Insurance Law Association.

ACtive underwriters

nick jones, Bsc (hons), acii

Active Underwriter 1969

Formerly the Active Underwriter of Heritage Syndicate 1200 & Executive Director of Heritage Managing Agency with over 27 years Lloyd’s
experience. Currently a member of the LMA Worldwide Property Pane

Matt newman, Bsc (hons), acii

Active Underwriter 1971

Casualty Formerly Head of Casualty at Catlin with over 29 years underwriting experience. Currently a member of the LMA International Liability Panel.

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