Barbican Insurance Group has appointed Sarah McGurk to class underwriter for directors’ & officers’ (D&O) liability insurance, set to work as part of the financial lines division and report to Hans Sherman, underwriting manager, D&O.
McGurk brings 24 years of market experience and 10 years experience as a D&O specialist to the role.
Commenting on the appointment, Andrew Pearson, divisional head of financial lines, said: “Sarah is an excellent addition to our financial lines team. She has a very strong underwriting background in the D&O arena and will play a key role in the continued growth of our portfolio.”
Most recently McGurk was an underwriter for D&O liability insurance at The Standard Syndicate 1884, where she was responsible for developing and implementing the D&O underwriting strategy.
Prior to this, she worked for Travelers for six years, beginning in Canada and then moving to London to take up the post of development underwriter for management liability. McGurk has also worked for Willis Canada and JLT Group.
McGurk, said: “This is a great time to be joining the financial lines team at Barbican. There is no doubt that the D&O sector is currently very competitive, but Barbican has a clear growth strategy and I look forward to playing my part in achieving this.”