Appointment of Deputy Active Underwriter and Senior Underwriters in Property (Direct and Facultative) and Marine Liability, Syndicate 2121

Argenta Syndicate Management Limited (“Argenta”), a subsidiary of Argenta Holdings Plc, is pleased to announce the following appointments all with effect from 1st January 2014.

Jon Barnes has been appointed to the newly-created position of Deputy Active Underwriter of Syndicate 2121, reporting to Active Underwriter, Ian Maguire.  Jon has been with Argenta for over ten years during which time he has been instrumental in the creation of the Syndicate’s International Treaty Account and the development of the Syndicate’s outwards reinsurance programme in addition to gaining solid experience in a number of the other classes of business written by the Syndicate.  In addition to his new appointment, Jon will continue to lead the International Treaty Account and play a key role in the purchasing of the Syndicate’s RI protections. 

Dan Jansz, the current Deputy Underwriter, Property (Direct and Facultative), is promoted to Class Underwriter, and will continue to report to Ian Maguire.  Dan has been with Argenta for ten years since joining the Company in 2003.

David Watson the current Marine Assistant Underwriter, is promoted to Marine Liability Underwriter. David has been with Argenta for just over seven years and has broad knowledge and experience, especially within the Marine Hull and War and Marine Liability classes.  Following this promotion, David will report to Active Underwriter, Ian Maguire.

Ian Maguire, Active Underwriter commented:

“We are delighted to announce these appointments which reflect our commitment to the growth and development of 2121. Filling three key roles by promoting from within is testament to the quality and depth of our underwriting team. Jon, Dan and David have the expertise and technical knowledge and well-developed broker relationships to help us achieve this growth.  We also continue to look for new teams and individuals to bolster our offering and support our ambitious growth plans.”