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Accident and Health

Simon Brimicombe

Head of Consumer Products

Simon has 15 years of experience in leading complex, regulated financial services business, from CEO of HSBC's consumer finance operation in Hungary in 2003 through to CUO of Allianz's £1.2bn personal lines business in the UK  before joining Advent in 2017. During his 10 years at Allianz, Simon developed a wealth of experience in the distribution and underwriting of a wide array of retail products in the UK. Simon has brought this experience to Advent to help grow our Consumer Product's business.

Direct Line: 020 7743 8323

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Jason Woods ARe ARM

Business Development Manager International Accident & Health

Jason is responsible for the global development of specialty Accident & Health insurance and reinsurance products, services and distribution. Prior to joining Advent, Jason spent 12 years as AVP of Medical and Affinity underwriting with Fairmont Specialty in the US and has over 18 years of experience in the A&H market. Jason graduated from Temple University with a degree in Risk Management and Insurance, and Economics in 1997.  He has professional designations for Associate in Risk Management and Associate in Reinsurance.

Direct Line: 020 7743 8317

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Holly Webb

Underwriting Assistant

Direct Line: 020 7743 8324

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Nick Hopkins

Accident and Health Underwriter

Nick started his career as a claims assessor for a Lloyd's service company, before joining the Accident & Health Underwriting team in syndicate 5820 in 2011, remaining in Lloyd's ever since.

To date Nick has experience in underwriting an array of Accident & Health lines of business worldwide including Student Medical, Group Travel and PA, Traditional Lloyd's Subscription Business, Reinsurance and Retail.

Direct Line: 020 7743 8225

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Bespoke Products

Paul Driver

Bespoke Products Underwriter

Direct Line: +44 (0)20 7743 8334
Lloyd's direct line: +44 (0)20 7327 3234

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Phillip Misztela MEng (Hons) ACII

Bespoke Products Underwriter

Phillip joined Advent in September 2016 having started in the Lloyd's market with Greenwich Syndicate 994 in 2002. In 2003 he joined the Small Business Consortium before moving to Beazley in 2012. Phillip brings a broad range of experience in Property, Auto and Financial Institutions with a specific focus on niche and enhancement products.

Direct Line: +44 (0)20 7743 8304
Lloyd's direct line: +44 (0)20 7327

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Stuart Cowen

Assistant Underwriter

Direct Line: +44 (0)20 7743 8305
Lloyd's direct line: +44 (0)20 7327 3234

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Energy

Robin Waller

Head of Specialty

Robin is our Head of Specialty and joined Advent in 2014. He started his career in Energy insurance in 1997 and has successfully managed an Upstream Energy portfolio in Singapore and London.

Direct Line: 020 7743 8209
Lloyd's direct line: 020 7327 3875

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Kevin Regan

Senior Energy Underwriter

Kevin has spent more than 30 years in the London Insurance market and at Advent (following the merger with Kingsmead Syndicate 2 in October 2000). Kevin writes a world-wide portfolio of oil and gas ‘owner operator’ business and specialises in providing insurance solutions for small to medium sized companies in this arena. He can be accessed at Advent’s box in the Room on a daily basis or in our office. 

Direct Line: 020 7743 8243
Lloyd's direct line: 020 7327 3875

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Sam Hui

Energy Underwriter

Sam began his career at Lloyd’s in 1988, initially in the Marine Excess of Loss market.  He subsequently worked on the Hull and Machinery account of another Lloyd’s syndicate before joining Advent in 2001.  Sam writes the upstream Energy account at Syndicate 780.

Direct Line: 020 7743 8242
Lloyd's direct line: 020 7327 3875

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Mitch Labbett

Assistant Underwriter

Direct Line: 020 7743 8228
Lloyd's direct line: 020 7327 3875

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Marine Insurance

Simon Lovell

Senior Marine Underwriter

Simon began his insurance career in 1999 as a junior placing broker with Alexander Forbes.  In 2001 Simon made the transition from broking to underwriting, joining Ace Global markets as an underwriting assistant gaining valuable experience across all the marine classes before specialising in Hull & Machinery with a particular focus on the recreational marine book. After nearly nine years with AGM, Simon moved to Lloyd's syndicate 2012 as deputy hull underwriter before assuming full responsibility for the Hull and Marine War lines in January 2013.  On the 11th December 2013 Simon joined Advent as part of the new Marine initiative in order to grow and develop the Hull & War lines.

Direct Line: 020 7743 8288
Lloyd's direct line: 020 7327 4769

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Will Thoms

Marine Hull and War Underwriter

Direct Line: 0207 743 8251
Lloyd's direct line: 0207 327 4769

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Thomas J. Sheridan

Marine and Energy Liability Underwriter

Thomas started his insurance career in 2008 with Liberty International Underwriters in New York City as an Associate Underwriter with the Cargo group. In 2009 he was cross trained into Marine Liabilities and has been a multi-line marine underwriter from 2011 when he was relocated to LIU Houston. After nearly 6 years with LIU, he moved in 2014 to Crum & Forster (also a Fairfax Financial Services company) where he was the sole marine underwriter for the Gulf of Mexico region. On 29th March 2016, Thomas joined Advent to continue developing the marine initative and assuming control of the marine liability book in June of the same year. 

Direct Line: 020 7743 8306
Lloyd's direct line: 020 7327 3170

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Zoe Popplewell

Assistant Underwriter

Direct Line: 020 7743 8206
Lloyd's direct line: 020 7327 3210

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Property Insurance

Nick Callaghan BA (Hons) ACII

Senior Property D&F Underwriter

Nick joined Advent in 2009 working in Exposure Management before moving into underwriting with the Property Direct and Facultative Insurance team in 2011. He specialises in North American and Worldwide property exposures and can be visited at Advent’s box on Gallery 3 on a daily basis.

Direct Line: 020 7743 8240
Lloyd's direct line: 020 7327 3175

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Luke Sanders ACII, MSci (Hons)

D&F Property Underwriter

Luke graduated with a Masters degree in Chemistry before joining Advent in 2008 as an Energy Underwriting Assistant. After eight years with this team and after obtaining his ACII and IRM certificate, Luke moved across into the Advent Property D&F team underwriting North American and Worldwide property exposures. He can be visited at Advent's box on Gallery 3.

Direct Line: 020 7743 8258
Lloyd's direct line: 020 7327 3174

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Andrew Denyer BA (Hons)

Assistant Underwriter

Direct Line: 020 7743 8326
Lloyd's direct line: 020 7327 3175

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Jessica Tuckwell BSc (Hons)

Senior Underwriting Technician

Direct Line: 020 7743 8236
Lloyd's direct line: 020 7327 3175

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Property Binding Authorities

Sarah Mendola ACII CPCU

Head of Property

  • Sarah has worked in the Lloyd's market for over 25 years, offering our clients a wealth of knowledge and experience.
  • Sarah is Deputy Chair of the Lloyd's Underwriting Commitee, allowing her to keep our partners abreast of market initiatives and upcoming regulatory changes.
  • Sarah is an expert in Delegated Wordings, aiding our Coverholders with tailoring their coverages.

Direct Line: 020 7743 8318
Lloyd's direct line: 020 7327 3174

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Natasha Streetin ACII

Underwriting Assistant

  • Natasha joined in early 2016 after completing a Market Graduate Training Programme with a specialism in Delegated and Claims.
  • Natasha's priority is administrative and compliance related, ensuring our client's business is processed quickly and efficiently.

Direct Line: 020 7743 8335
Lloyd's direct line: 020 7327 3174

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Natasha Vane BA (Hons) CPCU

Property Binding Authorities Underwriter

  • Natasha has worked alongside Sarah since 2006, providing our clients with a consistent approach to risk appentite.
  • Natasha is relationship and service oriented, always going the extra mile to provide superior service to our business partners.
  • Natasha's background in Catastrophe Modelling allows our Coverholders to develop their understanding of their modelled outputs.

Direct Line: 020 7743 8257
Lloyd's direct line: 020 7327 3174

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Political Violence & Terrorism

Laura Goldsworthy

Head of Political Violence and Terrorism

Laura joined Advent as Polticial Violence and Terrorism Underwriter in December 2013 and was appointed Head of the department at the start of 2017. Laura has over ten years' experience in both the Terrorism and Property Direct and Faculative markets, she is ACII certified and was recently named in the Intelligent Insurer's list of top 100 influential women in re/insurance. Laura can be found at Box 20 on the ground floor.

Direct Line: 020 7743 8272
Lloyd's direct line: 020 7327 4769

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Mark Kelsey

Terrorism Underwriter

Mark holds 8 years of Lloyd's market experience having started his insurance career in 2009, before moving into underwriting in 2011in Aspen synidcate's Crisis Management department. Here he gained 4 years' experience in both Kidnap and Ransom and Terrorism. Mark joined Advent as Political Violence and Terrorism Underwriter in 2015 and is responsible for the day to day underwriting of the portfolio. Mark can be found at Box 20 on the ground floor on a daily basis. 

Direct Line: 020 7743 8328
Lloyd's direct line: 020 7327 4769

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Alex Reynolds

Assistant Underwriter

Direct Line: 020 7743 8283
Lloyd's direct line: 020 7327 4769

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Paddy Haddow

Assistant Underwriter

Direct Line: 020 7743 8310
Lloyd's direct line: 020 7327 4769

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