Barbican Protect, the UK insurance arm of Barbican Insurance Group, has appointed Keith Irwin and Deanne Rogers as development underwriters within the firm’s casualty team.
Irwin, who joins Barbican from Beazley, will be tasked with developing a new specialty casualty portfolio that focuses on the rail and automotive sectors.
He is based in Manchester and has over 22 years of insurance market experience, having previously worked as an underwriter for Newline Underwriting Management and Brit Insurance.
Rogers has over ten years’ experience in the insurance market, including eight years in the liability arena, and will be responsible for underwriting and developing Barbican Protect’s standalone casualty product.
She is based in London and joins Barbican from Clegg Gifford, where she served as a Business Development Manager in the Lloyd’s market, before which she was a Senior Liability Underwriter at W.R. Berkley.
Rob Wadey, Head of Casualty at Barbican Protect, commented on the appointments: “I am delighted to welcome two highly experienced and well regarded underwriters to our casualty team. This underlines our commitment to investing in underwriting expertise and knowledge within our chosen markets. We’re committed to offering brokers direct access to this expertise and decision-making ability.
“Keith Irwin brings in-depth understanding of the rail and automotive sectors and very strong market connections. He will add a new dimension to our suite of products. Deanne Rogers is a proven liability specialist in the UK market and, in addition to her excellent sector knowledge, is a very motivated and dynamic individual. They are both fantastic additions to the team.”
“I am delighted to join Barbican Protect and introduce a new specialism to the team’s current portfolio,” said Irwin. “I look forward to working with the casualty team in Manchester to help expand our footprint and further demonstrate our commitment to the regional broking market.”
Rogers added: “I am excited to be part of such a growing and driven team. I look forward to playing my part in ensuring that Barbican Protect’s expansive casualty offering continues to go from strength to strength.”