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Barbican Protect adds McManus to lead Professional Indemnity team

2nd August 2019 - Author: Staff Writer

Barbican Protect, the UK arm of Barbican Insurance Group, has announced the appointment of Paula McManus as Head of Professional Indemnity for its London operations, with immediate effect.

Barbican-ProtectMcManus, part of the Financial Lines team, will be be responsible for strengthening Barbican Protect’s PI proposition in the UK commercial SME and mid-sized corporate market.

She brings over 25 years of insurance market experience to the role, including over 18 years operating exclusively in the PI space.

Most recently, McManus served as a senior UK PI underwriter at Pioneer Underwriting and , prior to that was PI underwriting Manager at Alterra.

She has also held underwriting positions at Beazley, CNA and Newline Underwriting, and began her insurance career at RSA in 1994.

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The company currently offers specialist PI products on a primary and excess-of-loss basis to a broad range of professions, including accountants, architects, surveyors and miscellaneous.

“With almost two decades of experience in the UK PI sector to call upon, Paula’s market knowledge is exceptional,” said Stuart Kilpatrick, Managing Director of Barbican Protect.

“She is a very driven practitioner who combines ground-level market insight with highly technical underwriting capabilities to deliver customer-focused solutions. She is a great addition to our Financial Lines team and will undoubtedly help boost our standing in the PI arena.”

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