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Paul Dixon

Phone: +44 (0)20 3889 8120

Finance Director

After gaining a degree in Accounting and Financial Analysis at Warwick University, Paul worked in the insurance audit practice at Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC) from 1991 to 1998. He qualified as a chartered accountant in 1994. He was the Financial Accountant at Wren Underwriting / BRIT Insurance from 1998 to 2000 before joining Cathedral as Financial Controller in 2000. In 2016, Paul joined Blenheim Underwriting as Finance Director.
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Stephen Gentili

Phone: +44 (0)20 3889 8131

Chief Risk Officer

Steve joined Blenheim in 2017 as Chief Risk Officer. Steve started his career in Lloyd’s in 1995 joining DPMann/Faraday and initially underwriting Specie and Fine Art before transferring to the loss modelling team in 2001. He subsequently joined Ascot in 2002 where he headed the Aggregation and Modelling team prior to joining Cathedral in 2003. He headed the Cathedral exposure management team from then until 2016. Steve holds a BA(Hons) degree in Business and is ACII qualified.
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Derek Grainger

Phone: +44 (0)20 3889 8087

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 Lloyd’s 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.

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John Hamblin

Phone: +44 (0)20 3889 8094

Underwriting Director

John has over forty years’ experience within the Lloyd’s market joining Blenheim in 2017 to become a Director of Blenheim Underwriting Limited and Active Underwriter for Syndicate 5886. John started his career in Lloyd’s in 1975, joining Syndicate 566 in 1984 as deputy underwriter with responsibility for aviation reinsurance and North American regional property. He was appointed active underwriter for Syndicate 566 for the 1998 account. He joined Cathedral Syndicate 2010 in 2001 and was appointed active underwriter for the 2002 account, a position he held until 2016. He was a director of Bankside Syndicates Ltd 1988-1998, Limit Underwriting Agency 1998-2000, Limit PLC 1998-2000, Cathedral Underwriting Ltd 2001-2016 and of the London Market Association in 2005. He was on the Equitas Aviation Reserving Group in 1996 and sat on the Lloyd’s Aviation Underwriters’ Committee from 1997 to 2004.

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Lawrence Holder

Phone: +44 (0)20 3889 8088


Lawrence joined Blenheim in 2017 as Chairman. He has worked in the Lloyd’s Market since 1983, initially with the Corporation of Lloyd’s. He joined Bankside in 1985 and was Managing Director of Bankside Syndicates Limited from 1990-1999 and Deputy Managing Director of Limit Underwriting Limited from 1999-2000. He became a founder of Cathedral in 2000 and was Managing Director of Cathedral Underwriting Limited from then until 2016.
Lawrence has served as an elected member of the Council of Lloyd’s from 2012 -2017 and an elected director of the LMA (Lloyd’s Market Association) from 2008- 2017. He has also served on various other senior Lloyd’s and London Market bodies and committees over the years, including having been a past chairman of the LMA’s Risk Management and Market Processes Committees, a member of the LMG (London Market Group) and a trustee of the Lloyd’s Charities Trust.

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Sharon Jackson

Phone: +44 (0)20 3889 8138

Head of Operations

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John Lynch

Phone: +44 (0)20 3889 8082

Managing Director

John has over twenty years’ experience within the Lloyd’s market and co-founded the White Bear Capital Group in 2016. John is a director of White Bear Capital Limited and Managing Director of Blenheim Underwriting 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.
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Tessa Mijatovic

Phone: +44 (0)20 3889 8086

Company Secretary & Compliance

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.
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Peter Scales

Phone: +44 (0)20 3889 8083

Director for Blenheim and CEO for White Bear Capital Ltd.

Peter has worked in the Lloyd’s market place for thirty years and co-founded the White Bear Capital Group in 2016. Peter is Chairman and CEO of White Bear Capital 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.