Neon has appointed Charles Boorman to Head of Financial Lines and Ian West to Director of Major Client Relations for Casualty Lines as the firm consolidates expansion of its financial lines products and geographic offering.
Boorman is an insurance industry veteran with 25 years experience, joining Neon from a role as Head of Financial Lines at Probitas Syndicate 1492.
Before Probitas, Boorman worked in a similar role at QBE, and gained 6 years experience in Commercial D&O and Private Equity at Aon; he’s said to be a thought leader in Employment Practices Liability, D&O, and Transactional Liability.
Martin Reith, Neon Group Chief Executive, commented; “As the latest in a string of superb hires, Charles’ appointment further reflects our commitment to building a platform centred around underwriting excellence.
“His leadership will help evolve our already highly successful Financial Lines portfolio to the next stage, diversifying by both product and geography to deliver growth.”
“I am also delighted to announce Ian’s new role as Chairman of our newly acquired Guernsey-based MGA, Neon Sapphire, where he will utilise his extensive experience to help us build out our exciting new platform.
“In addition, he will work closely with Charles as we refine and evolve our Financial Lines proposition, whilst continuing to support the underwriting, training and development of other underwriters.”
West is set to become Chairman of recently acquired Neon Sapphire, subject to regulatory approval and will be responsible to drive key strategic relationships and oversee underwriting.