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Executive Directors

John Lynch

Chief Executive Officer


John has over twenty five years’ experience within the Lloyd’s market and co-founded the White Bear Capital Group in 2016. John is Chief Executive Officer of Blenheim Underwriting Limited and a director of White Bear Managers Limited. John was one of the founders and Chief Financial Officer of Cathedral Underwriting Limited from start up in 2000 to sale to Lancashire Insurance PLC in 2013, remaining as CFO of Cathedral until 2016. Prior to joining Cathedral, John was Head of Finance and Company Secretary of Wren Lloyd’s Advisors and was appointed to Group Financial Controller in 1999 following the purchase of Wren by Brit PLC. John was also previously head of accounting at Finsbury Asset Management. John holds a degree in Commerce from University College Cork and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, having qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1992.

+44 (0)20 3889 8082
jlynch@blenheimuw.com

Peter Scales

Director


Peter has worked in the Lloyd’s marketplace for over thirty years and co-founded the White Bear Capital Group in 2016. Peter is Chief Executive Officer of White Bear Managers Limited and a Director of Blenheim Underwriting Limited. In 2000 Peter was appointed CEO and one of the founders of Cathedral Capital Limited from start up to the sale to Lancashire Holdings Limited in 2013, remaining as CEO of Cathedral within the Lancashire Group until 2016. Prior to joining Cathedral, Peter had 14 years of Insurance Industry experience including being appointed to Managing Director of Wren Lloyd’s Advisors in 1995, working on establishing the first generation of Lloyd’s Corporate Capital Vehicles. Peter holds a BSC (Econ) in Economics and Geography from the University College of London.

+44 (0)20 3889 8083
pscales@blenheimuw.com

Nick Destro

Chief Underwriting Officer


Nick joined the White bear Group in 2016 to help establish Syndicate 5886 at Lloyd’s of which he is now Active Underwriter. Prior to this Nick worked for over 35 years in both the Lloyds and Company markets, focusing on primarily US Treaty reinsurance. Before joining White Bear Group in 2016, Nick was the US Treaty Underwriter for Cathedral Syndicate from 2002. Prior to that he was head of the Treaty reinsurance team at SVB Syndicates. He started his career as an underwriting assistant in 1985 at the Excess Ins Co.

+44 (0)203 889 8090
ndestro@blenheimuw.com

Derek Grainger

Legal and Compliance Director


Derek joined Blenheim in 2017 as Compliance Director. He has worked in the Lloyd’s Insurance Market since 1969, spending his first fifteen years with the Corporation of Lloyd’s, in various managerial roles in membership and regulatory departments. Since 1986 he has held various executive directorships in both Lloyds’ Members and Managing Agencies including being compliance director of Cathedral Underwriting Ltd from 2000 – 2017. He served as a member of the LMA’s Regulatory Committee from 2002-2011.

+44 (0)20 3889 8087
dgrainger@blenheimuw.com

Sharon Ingham

Finance Director


Prior to joining Blenheim as Finance Director, Sharon was UK CFO and Group Controller at Fidelis Insurance since its inception in 2015. Previously she was at Catlin for six and a half years in various roles including Head of UK Reporting. Sharon is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England Wales, having qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2005.

+44 (0)20 3889 8120
singham@blenheimuw.com

Tessa Mijatovic

Company Secretary


Tessa, who holds a Master’s degree in Law from Kings College London, started her compliance career at Lloyd’s in 2010 at Cathedral Underwriting Limited before moving to head up the Regulatory Affairs team at MS Amlin in 2012. She joined Blenheim in 2017 as Company Secretary to Blenheim and its holding company White Bear Capital Limited and also as Compliance Manager to Blenheim.

+44 (0)20 3889 8086
tmijatovic@blenheimuw.com