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Underwriting Management

Our Underwriting Management team bring experience and expertise to the key roles of; Claims, Operations, Underwriting Performance, Risk Management, Delegated Underwriting and Client Management

TariqAl-Salihi ACII, BA (Hons),BSc (Hons)

Deputy Active Underwriter

Tariq joined Advent Underwriting Limited in 2011 to develop a (direct) Terrorism account and was promoted to Deputy Active Underwriter in 2016. Prior to this he worked as a Class Underwriter for the Political Violence account at Sagicor at Lloyd's and for the Franchise Performance Directorate at the Corporation of Lloyd's approving and monitoring syndicate business plans. He has also worked for AIG for four years in their Major Account Division. Tariq was accepted as an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute in 2012.

Direct line: 020 7743 8282



Head of Operations

Steve started his career in the Insurance industry in 1990 when he joined the Royal Reinsurance Company Claims team. After leaving “Royal Re” at the end of 1992, Steve spent three years at Sedgwick as a claims technician before joining Advent in 1996. Steve continued his career at Advent as a Claims Manager in 2006, becoming Head of Claims and Reinsurance Administration in 2013 and Head of Operations in 2015. Steve is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute, a Chartered Insurer and a member of the Institute’s Faculty of Claims.

Direct line: 020 7743 8218



Head of Delegated Authority and Client Management

With over 30 years insurance experience David is familiar with the management of binding authorities both as a Coverholder and Insurer. He has held various senior management roles including numerous directorships within Lloyd’s Managing Agents and service companies including Capita and AXA LM. He is well known in the Lloyd’s market and prides himself on his client focused approach to each relationship. As a CEDR Accredited Mediator his communication skills are important to all aspects of the partnership with clients.

Direct line: 020 7743 8255


DuncanLummisBSc (Hons)

Head of Underwriting Risk Management

Duncan has been with Advent Underwriting Limited since 1988 and has over 25 years’ Lloyd’s experience. Duncan is responsible for outwards reinsurance and managing the group exposures to capital along with Advent's reporting to Lloyd's .

Direct line: 020 7743 8233



Conduct Compliance Manager

Nicky has worked for 16 years in the insurance market and for 10 years within Lloyd's syndicates, in a career spanning retail, broker and commercial property insurance. She joined Advent in 2015 and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of conduct risk.

Direct line: (0)20 7743 8327


DanCowen BA (Hons),ACII

Portfolio Development Manager

Daniel joined Advent's Political Violence team in 2012, specialising in the production and management of emerging market business away from the traditional Lloyd's subscription model. In 2016 he moved into Portfolio Development, focusing on innovation of Advent's product offering and distribution. Daniel has previously worked in Kabul as an underwriter for Insurance Group of Afghanistan and as a placing broker in the North American property department of a Lloyd's broking house.

Direct line: (0)20 7743 8309