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Lancashire makes trio of senior promotions

September 01, 2017

Lancashire has announced three senior underwriting promotions, appointing deputy chief underwriting officers (CUO) in London and Bermuda, and a new head of property treaty at Cathedral.

Effective 1 September, James Irvine will become deputy CUO for Lancashire Insurance in Bermuda, having been promoted from senior underwriter. Irvine joined the company in 2010 and is currently responsible for the carrier’s property reinsurance portfolio in Bermuda.

In his new role, Irvine will continue to report to CUO Sylvain Perrier.

Meanwhile, head of energy and marine underwriting James Flude has been promoted to deputy CUO within the carrier’s London office, also effective 1 September. Flude joined Lancashire in 2014 from Watkins Syndicate where he spent nearly 14 years, most recently as head of energy and marine underwriting. In his new position, Flude will continue reporting to UK CUO Hayley Johnston.

Meanwhile, Matthew Westerman has been promoted to head of property treaty for Cathedral Syndicate 2010, assuming his new role as of 6 April 2018.

Westerman replaces Mark Wilson, the former property treaty head, who joined Blenheim syndicate last summer.

Westerman joined Lancashire in 2012 and is a senior underwriter in Bermuda with responsibility for the property reinsurance portfolio. Upon commencing his new position, he will report to Cathedral Syndicate 2010's active underwriter Jon Barnes.

Commenting on the promotions, Paul Gregory, CUO of Lancashire Holdings said: “I would like to congratulate James, James and Matthew on their promotions.

“These are in recognition of their individual efforts, development and progression since joining the Lancashire Group. These promotions demonstrate our continued commitment to developing underwriting talent across the Group.”