I spent 37 years in the Lloyds and London Insurance and Reinsurance Market. I started straight from school at the age of 17 and worked my way up. The main thrust of my career was as an International Non-Marine Facultative Underwriter. I was a senior executive for Baltica Ins. Co.(UK) ( Asst General Manager and Underwriter) and later on Deputy Managing Director and Underwriting Manager for Axa Re Co.(UK).
My roles encompassed not only running a company but also underwriting the business. I spent app 2 months a year travelling the world. In the final 7 years before I retired I joined HSBC Insurance Services where I was a Director of the International Property Company . During that time I continued to travel the world and for a period of 2 years I was the Chairman of the World-wide Marketing Committee for the whole of the HSBC Insurance Services.
Success in such a vibrant industry and market as the London Insurance Market requires a thirst for knowledge, a curiosity of many countries and industries, a willingness to interact with lots of people and bags of energy.