WELCOME TO APOLLO 
SYNDICATE MANAGEMENT

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

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.

DIRECTORS OF
APOLLO SYNDICATE
MANAGEMENT LTD

Julian Cusack, ACA

Managing Agency Non Executive 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.

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.

Nick Burkinshaw

Chief Underwriting Officer

Nick has been in the insurance industry for over 32 years and has gained extensive experience of the Lloyd’s and London markets. He was appointed Marine Underwriter for one of the largest Managing agencies in Lloyd’s in 1992 and from 2005 he became the syndicate Active Underwriter and UK Chief Underwriting Officer.  

Vinay Mistry

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, Dip CII, AcIArb, Cert, MII

Claims Director

Previously Head of Claims at a large Managing Agency with over 32 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, 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.

JENS SCHäFERMEIER

Non Executive Director

Jens has been at Hannover Re for more than 15 years and is the Managing Director of the treaty division of Hannover Re. He is responsible for Property, Casualty, Aviation & Marine.

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.

Andrew Gray

Company Secretary

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.

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 26 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 28 years
underwriting experience. Currently a member of the LMA International Liability Panel.

mark rayner, ACII

Active Underwriter 6133

Apollo Re Formerly CUO and Active Underwriter of Syndicate 435 with over 36 years experience.

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