Property Treaty

Underwriters – Property Treaty 2019-03-20T09:19:12+00:00
Peter Scales - Blenheim

John Hamblin

Phone: +44 (0)20 3889 8094

Active Underwriter

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 Lloyds’ 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.
Peter Scales - Blenheim

Nick Destro

Phone: +44 (0)20 3889 8090

Senior Underwriter – North America

Nick has worked in the London reinsurance market for over thirty years, underwriting most classes and territories of treaty reinsurance business. Prior to joining Blenheim in 2016 to establish and underwrite the Property Treaty account, Nick spent fifteen years at Cathedral Syndicate 2010 writing the North American Property Treaty book there.
Peter Scales - Blenheim

Mark Wilson

Phone: +44 (0)20 3889 8095

Senior Underwriter – International

Mark has over thirty years’ experience within the Lloyd’s market, joining Blenheim in 2017. He started his career at Syndicate 566 and went on to become one of the founders of Cathedral Syndicate 2010 in 2000, being a senior treaty underwriter there for the next sixteen years. He has experience in writing all short tail reinsurance classes but specialises in non-marine Property Treaty with an emphasis on International Property Treaty. Mark is also responsible for Blenheim’s Outwards Reinsurance, a role he fulfilled in all of his previous operations.
Peter Scales - Blenheim

Simon Dean

Phone: +44 (0)20 3889 8093

Underwriter – International

Simon started his career at Bankside Syndicate 566 in 1990 working in claims. He then joined Cathedral Syndicate 2010 at its inception in 2000 to work on the new Non-Marine Treaty account with increasing focus on underwriting International Treaty and Crop Reinsurance. He joined Blenheim in 2016 and continues to specialise in both International Treaty and Crop Reinsurance.
Peter Scales - Blenheim

Geraldine McMillan

Phone: +44 (0)20 3889 8091

Underwriter – International

Geraldine has worked in the London Market for over twenty-five years. She spent some sixteen years until 2016 at Cathedral, initially as a syndicate analyst prior to joining Syndicate 2010’s Non-Marine Property Treaty team in 2005 to underwrite with a focus on International Property Treaty. She joined Blenheim in 2016 and continues to focus on International Property Treaty.
Peter Scales - Blenheim

Michael O’Sullivan

Phone: +44 (0)20 3889 8092

Assistant Underwriter – International

Michael has worked in the London Market since 2011 when he joined the Non-Marine Property Treaty team at Cathedral Syndicate 2010. He joined Blenheim in 2016, focused on the International Property Treaty book.
Peter Scales - Blenheim

Alasdair Rykens

Phone: +44 (0)20 3889 8097

Underwriter – North America

Alasdair started in the industry in 2002 working for BMS Group as a North American Treaty broker. He moved to Tokio Marine HCC in 2010 as an underwriter focusing on North American catastrophe reinsurance and risk excess business. He joined Blenheim in 2017 as an underwriter in the North American treaty team.
Peter Scales - Blenheim

Andrew Swain

Phone: +44 (0)20 3889 8096

Underwriting Assistant – North America

Andrew joined Cathedral in 2007 as a Catastrophe Loss Modeller also working there with Cathedral Syndicate 3010’s Cargo and Specie underwriting team. In 2011 Andrew moved away from insurance to work in the transport industry with a UK based haulage firm. He joined Blenheim in 2016 as an Exposure Management Analyst before joining the North American treaty team in 2018.