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Antares appoints Battle as CEO

February 18, 2019

Antares has appointed active underwriter Joe Battle as its new chief executive officer (CEO) as Stephen Redmond moves into the newly created role of group transformation officer.

Battle started his career at C.W. Rome in 1985. After assuming a number of senior roles at Charman Underwriting, ACE, and AXIS he joined Antares (then Württembergische) in 2007 and was appointed active underwriter in 2009.

Ewen Gilmour, chairman of Antares, shared: “Joe has been a critical part of Antares success since its inception in 2008. As active underwriter he has overseen growth into diverse and profitable lines, and cemented our reputation for quality, and empowered underwriting. His tenure at Antares has been exceptional and we are very pleased to announce his new role today as Antares heads into the next stage of its evolution and growth.

“I would particularly like to thank Steve for his incredible work with Antares over more than a decade. Steve established Antares as an independent Lloyd’s underwriting business in 2008 and in 2010 formed the Lloyd’s Managing Agency. Following consistent growth and having established Antares’ excellent reputation he oversaw the sale to QIC in 2014. The success of Antares is great testimony to his stewardship and we wish him continued success in his new group-oriented role.”