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Operations

Sharon Jackson

Head of Group Operations


Sharon joined the White Bear Group in 2019 to head up the Group Operations function. Prior to joining White Bear, Sharon was at Aon for over 30 years where she held a number of key Operational roles, most recently as Head of Operations, Global Re Specialty

+44 (0)203 889 8138
sjackson@blenheimuw.com

Siobhan Batchelor

Delegated Underwriting Manager


Siobhan joined Blenheim in 2017 as the Delegated Underwriting Authority Manager. She was previously employed at Cathedral, joining in 2003 as D&F Underwriting Assistant, until focusing solely on delegated underwriting, becoming Delegated Underwriting Authority Manager for both Syndicates 2010 and 3010.

+44 (0)203 889 8102
sbatchelor@blenheimuw.com

Will Hardie

MGA Portfolio Manager


Will joined the White Bear Group in 2020 as the MGA Portfolio Manager for the recently formed White Bear Managers MGA. Will started in the insurance industry as a graduate in 2014, joining Chaucer Insurance as an E-Commerce Analyst before moving on to AIG as a Scheme Underwriter in 2016. He then joined Simply Business as a Portfolio Underwriter responsible for the growth and development of the Professional Indemnity and Landlord accounts until 2020.

+44 (0)203 889 8176
whardie@whitebearmanagers.com

James Simpson

Head of Exposure Management


James joined Blenheim in 2016. Prior to this he had ten years’ experience at Cathedral in catastrophe modelling and exposure management, rising to the position of Syndicate Exposure Manager, and two years at AIR-Worldwide, as a Client Services Associate. A geology graduate, he also has a MSc in Geophysical Hazards from University College London.

+44 (0)203 889 8130
jsimpson@blenheimuw.com

Jonathan Taylor

Underwriting Support Manager


Jonathan joined the White Bear Group in 2020 as Underwriting Support Manager. Prior to this, Jonathan was at Aspen insurance for 12 years where he held senior finance and operations roles. Previously he was at QBE and Markel and has worked in the Lloyd’s insurance market for over 20 years. Jonathan is ACII qualified.

+44 (0)203 889 8177
jtaylor@blenheimuw.com

Maria Tyrrell

Reinsurance Manager


Maria joined the White Bear Group in 2017 as Outwards Reinsurance Manager. Maria started in the insurance industry in 1985 joining DP Mann/Faraday Syndicate 435 as an Underwriting Assistant and then had the role of Outwards Reinsurance Manager until she left in 1999. She then joined brokers, BMS Re until 2011 as a broker and management support assistant for 13 years and then had a similar role at Willis Re from 2011 until 2017.

+44 (0)203 889 8144
mtyrrell@blenheimuw.com