Our People

Our team brings together years of cumulative experience in broking, underwriting, corporate, actuarial and operational roles, all working towards a unified goal of innovative disciplined underwriting and operational excellence.

With offices in Bermuda, London and Dublin, our efficient organisational structure focuses our underwriting and partnerships across all three platforms.

Meet the team

Our team

  • Richard Brindle

    CHAIRMAN, GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & GROUP CHIEF UNDERWRITING OFFICER

  • Daniel Burrows

    UK Chief Executive Officer

  • Richard Coulson

    UK Chief Underwriting Officer & Executive Head of Bespoke and Specialty Insurance

  • Jonny Creagh-Coen

    Head of Strategic Relationships

  • Richard Holden

    Bermuda Chief Underwriting Officer & Executive Head of Reinsurance

  • Robert Kelly

    Ireland Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer

  • Charles Mathias

    GROUP CHIEF RISK OFFICER & GROUP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

  • Hinal Patel

    Group Chief Financial Officer & Bermuda Chief Executive Officer

  • Patricia Roufca

    GROUP CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER & GROUP GENERAL COUNSEL

  • Philip Vandoninck

    Socium CEO & Head of International Reinsurance

Richard Brindle

CHAIRMAN, GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & GROUP CHIEF UNDERWRITING OFFICER

Before establishing Fidelis, Richard was the driving force behind Lancashire, founding the company in 2005 and acting as CEO until April 2014. Lancashire’s innovative and rigorous underwriting approach meant it consistently outperformed its insurance peers. Richard’s insurance career began in 1984 at Posgate and Denby Managing Agency, and since then has included spells at Syndicate 488, Charman Underwriting – where he was the main underwriter – Tarquin Underwriting from 1991 to 1998, and Ascot Underwriting Agency, where he was a non-executive board member.

Daniel Burrows

UK Chief Executive Officer

Dan joined Fidelis in 2015. Prior to this he was co-CEO of AonBenfield’s Global ReSpeciality (GRS) division from 2013 until 2015. Specialising in non-marine retrocession and the aviation, marine and energy sectors, among others, he supported all of AonBenfield’s business hubs across North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Prior to this, he was Deputy CEO of the GRS division from 2008 until 2013. He began his career as a non-marine property broker at Greig Fester in the 1980s, later joining the retrocession team and then leading that team following a merger with Benfield in 1997. Dan is a member of the Executive Committee.

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Richard Coulson

UK Chief Underwriting Officer & Executive Head of Bespoke and Specialty Insurance

Rich Coulson joined Fidelis in 2015. With fifteen years of insurance industry experience, including both underwriting and broking, Rich joined Fidelis from RK Harrison, where he was Executive Director of Political Risk, Structured Credit and Surety. His early career was spent at MMC Capital and Marsh, where he focused on structuring alternative risk transfer, and captive solutions. After Marsh, Rich spent three years at Hiscox underwriting the company’s space and satellite and offshore energy books – winning the Hiscox Award for Innovation whilst there, before returning to broking and serving as a partner at JLT, specialising in Credit and Political Risk. Rich was elected a fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Insurers and Chartered Institute of Risk Management eleven years ago and during his career has also won the IRM Award for Risk Analysis excellence and an ABI Young Insurer of the Year award – recognising his work on developing innovative new products within the insurance industry. Rich is a member of the Executive Committee.

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Jonny Creagh-Coen

Head of Strategic Relationships

Jonny joined Fidelis in July 2018. Bringing over 20 years’ experience, Creagh-Coen joins from Lancashire where he was Head of Investor Relations and Marketing for 10 years. Prior to that he was founding member of Execution Limited, which provided asset managers with execution, sales, trading, research and corporate access services. Jonny is a member of the Executive Committee.

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Richard Holden

Bermuda Chief Underwriting Officer & Executive Head of Reinsurance

Rich Holden joined Fidelis in 2015. Richard’s career started in the London market at Wellington Underwriting, a leading Lloyd’s syndicate. After spending his initial years in the marine team, Richard moved to Reinsurance in 2004 to help build a new global reinsurance portfolio. In 2007 he joined Amlin Bermuda, to facilitate the growth of their North American Treaty portfolio. By 2013 he was a leading class underwriter.  In 2015 Richard joined Fidelis to Head the North American Underwriting team, focusing on inwards and outwards Reinsurance, portfolio management and developing proprietary rating tools. Richard is a member of the Executive Committee.  

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Robert Kelly

Ireland Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Robert joined Fidelis in September 2018. With 18 years experience in the insurance and reinsurance industry, Robert was most recently at PartnerRe where he worked for 5 years in various finance roles including Head of External Reporting and as CFO of PartnerRe’s insurance entity. Robert began his career with PwC Dublin before transferring to their London office, working in the Global Capital Markets Group. He joined Aviva from PwC, working in Group Finance in London and managing their reinsurance captive in Dublin. He is a fellow of the Chartered Accountants of Ireland, qualifying in 2004.

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Charles Mathias

GROUP CHIEF RISK OFFICER & GROUP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Charlie joined Fidelis in 2016 and brings over three decades of broking and underwriting experience.  Charlie was previously at Lancashire where he was Chief Risk Officer with responsibility for the group’s enterprise risk management. He started at Lancashire at its launch in 2005, and his roles there also included Chief Underwriting Officer of the Bermuda entity and Group Underwriting Operations Director. Prior to 2005 he held a number of roles with brokers and MGAs in London, the USA and Mexico. Charlie is a member of the Executive Committee.

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Hinal Patel

Group Chief Financial Officer & Bermuda Chief Executive Officer

Hinal joined Fidelis in 2015. Prior to that he was the Bermuda Chief Actuary at Catlin. After graduating from the London School of Economics, Hinal began his career at actuarial consultancy Bacon & Woodrow. He went on to work for Mercer, before joining Catlin in the London office in October 2003, with responsibility for providing actuarial support to the Reinsurance business group. His role expanded in 2009 to oversee the actuarial support for the short tail classes of business in the UK. He was appointed Chief Actuary for Catlin Bermuda in 2011. Within that role, Hinal oversaw the actuarial, catastrophe modelling and capital functions for the Bermuda entity. Hinal is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and a member of the Executive Committee.

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Patricia Roufca

GROUP CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER & GROUP GENERAL COUNSEL

Patricia joined Fidelis in 2016 after more than a decade at Aspen Insurance Holdings in London. She was Associate Group General Counsel from 2007 to 2016, Group Company Secretary from 2011 to 2016 and Group Head of Legal from 2014 to 2016. While at Aspen, Patricia advised the Board on governance matters, evaluated and executed strategic initiatives including UK and US acquisitions, led capital raises and successfully defended an attempted hostile takeover. Prior to Aspen, she was a Senior Associate at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene and MacRae, L.L.P. in New York and London. Patricia is a member of the Executive Committee.

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Philip Vandoninck

Socium CEO & Head of International Reinsurance

Philip joined Fidelis after a highly successful decade with Hiscox. Joining the firm’s Belgian office in 2004, he moved to the non-marine treaty reinsurance team at Hiscox’s Lloyd’s syndicate before helping to set up the company’s Bermuda office in 2005. In Bermuda, he underwrote within an extensive global property reinsurance and retrocession portfolio, becoming Head of International Property Reinsurance Business in 2013. With the creation of Hiscox Re, Philip became Chairman of International Reinsurance, responsible for underwriting in Bermuda, London and Paris. Philip is a member of the Executive Committee.

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  • Richard Brindle

    CHAIRMAN, GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & GROUP CHIEF UNDERWRITING OFFICER

  • Ian Burford

    CHAIRMAN OF SPECIALISED RISKS

  • Daniel Burrows

    UK Chief Executive Officer

  • Belinda Tribley Chiaramonte

    GROUP CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER

  • Richard Coulson

    UK Chief Underwriting Officer & Executive Head of Bespoke and Specialty Insurance

  • Jonny Creagh-Coen

    Head of Strategic Relationships

  • Simon Crone

    Ireland Chief Underwriting Officer & UK Senior Underwriter

  • Richard Holden

    Bermuda Chief Underwriting Officer & Executive Head of Reinsurance

  • Sharon Ingham

    GROUP FINANCIAL CONTROLLER & UK CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

  • Robert Kelly

    Ireland Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer

  • Charles Mathias

    GROUP CHIEF RISK OFFICER & GROUP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

  • Hinal Patel

    Group Chief Financial Officer & Bermuda Chief Executive Officer

  • Patricia Roufca

    GROUP CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER & GROUP GENERAL COUNSEL

  • David Smith

    Group Chief Investment Officer

  • Ian Turner

    GROUP CHIEF ACTUARY

  • Philip Vandoninck

    Socium CEO & Head of International Reinsurance

  • Andy Wetmiller

    CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

  • Phenny Brindle

    CO-CHIEF CANINE OFFICER

  • Salvador Brindle

    CO-CHIEF CANINE OFFICER

Richard Brindle

CHAIRMAN, GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & GROUP CHIEF UNDERWRITING OFFICER

Before establishing Fidelis, Richard was the driving force behind Lancashire, founding the company in 2005 and acting as CEO until April 2014. Lancashire’s innovative and rigorous underwriting approach meant it consistently outperformed its insurance peers. Richard’s insurance career began in 1984 at Posgate and Denby Managing Agency, and since then has included spells at Syndicate 488, Charman Underwriting – where he was the main underwriter – Tarquin Underwriting from 1991 to 1998, and Ascot Underwriting Agency, where he was a non-executive board member.

Ian Burford

CHAIRMAN OF SPECIALISED RISKS

Ian joined Fidelis in 2017 with over 30 years’ experience in the London market. Prior to joining Fidelis Ian was at Novae, most recently as Underwriting Performance Director. He joined Novae in 1998 as deputy underwriter for Novae’s Syndicate 1241 and then Syndicate 2007, and was promoted to Joint Active Underwriter of the group in 2011. He also served as a Director of Novae Syndicates Limited. Prior to joining Novae he held technician, broker and underwriting roles. Ian completed his ACII qualification in 1997.

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Daniel Burrows

UK Chief Executive Officer

Dan joined Fidelis in 2015. Prior to this he was co-CEO of AonBenfield’s Global ReSpeciality (GRS) division from 2013 until 2015. Specialising in non-marine retrocession and the aviation, marine and energy sectors, among others, he supported all of AonBenfield’s business hubs across North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Prior to this, he was Deputy CEO of the GRS division from 2008 until 2013. He began his career as a non-marine property broker at Greig Fester in the 1980s, later joining the retrocession team and then leading that team following a merger with Benfield in 1997. Dan is a member of the Executive Committee.

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Belinda Tribley Chiaramonte

GROUP CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER

Belinda joined Fidelis in 2015 from Expertise, a Bermuda based consulting and business process outsourcing company, where she was a partner for over 10 years. During that time Belinda served as Practice Leader for the HR consulting, recruitment, accounting and payroll services, and working primarily within the financial services sector. She also served as co-Managing Partner, overseeing the group’s financial and legal aspects, premises and business development and marketing. Prior to this, Belinda held management positions in operations and human resources at Bacardi Limited, HSBC Bank of Bermuda and L D Foods. Belinda received a Master’s in Business Administration from Northeastern University, Boston, MA.

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Richard Coulson

UK Chief Underwriting Officer & Executive Head of Bespoke and Specialty Insurance

Rich Coulson joined Fidelis in 2015. With fifteen years of insurance industry experience, including both underwriting and broking, Rich joined Fidelis from RK Harrison, where he was Executive Director of Political Risk, Structured Credit and Surety. His early career was spent at MMC Capital and Marsh, where he focused on structuring alternative risk transfer, and captive solutions. After Marsh, Rich spent three years at Hiscox underwriting the company’s space and satellite and offshore energy books – winning the Hiscox Award for Innovation whilst there, before returning to broking and serving as a partner at JLT, specialising in Credit and Political Risk. Rich was elected a fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Insurers and Chartered Institute of Risk Management eleven years ago and during his career has also won the IRM Award for Risk Analysis excellence and an ABI Young Insurer of the Year award – recognising his work on developing innovative new products within the insurance industry. Rich is a member of the Executive Committee.

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Jonny Creagh-Coen

Head of Strategic Relationships

Jonny joined Fidelis in July 2018. Bringing over 20 years’ experience, Creagh-Coen joins from Lancashire where he was Head of Investor Relations and Marketing for 10 years. Prior to that he was founding member of Execution Limited, which provided asset managers with execution, sales, trading, research and corporate access services. Jonny is a member of the Executive Committee.

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Simon Crone

Ireland Chief Underwriting Officer & UK Senior Underwriter

Simon joined Fidelis in 2019 from AmTrust where he was the Chief Underwriting Officer for the Mortgage & Credit division. Simon has over 20 years of experience in insurance in a variety of roles ranging from underwriting to operations to project management. Previously he was at General Electric and Genworth Financial. Simon holds a Masters of Engineering from the University of Cape Town.

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Richard Holden

Bermuda Chief Underwriting Officer & Executive Head of Reinsurance

Rich Holden joined Fidelis in 2015. Richard’s career started in the London market at Wellington Underwriting, a leading Lloyd’s syndicate. After spending his initial years in the marine team, Richard moved to Reinsurance in 2004 to help build a new global reinsurance portfolio. In 2007 he joined Amlin Bermuda, to facilitate the growth of their North American Treaty portfolio. By 2013 he was a leading class underwriter.  In 2015 Richard joined Fidelis to Head the North American Underwriting team, focusing on inwards and outwards Reinsurance, portfolio management and developing proprietary rating tools. Richard is a member of the Executive Committee.  

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Sharon Ingham

GROUP FINANCIAL CONTROLLER & UK CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Sharon joined Fidelis in 2015. With over a decade of experience in insurance and reinsurance, Sharon joined Fidelis from Catlin. The Bermuda-based speciality insurance and reinsurance company had the largest syndicate at Lloyd’s, and Sharon’s roles at Catlin included UK Head of Reporting, with responsibility for all external reporting for UK Catlin entities, and Head of Group Reporting. Before joining Catlin, Sharon worked for KPMG in Bermuda. She trained as a Chartered Accountant in London and was admitted to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in 2005.

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Robert Kelly

Ireland Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Robert joined Fidelis in September 2018. With 18 years experience in the insurance and reinsurance industry, Robert was most recently at PartnerRe where he worked for 5 years in various finance roles including Head of External Reporting and as CFO of PartnerRe’s insurance entity. Robert began his career with PwC Dublin before transferring to their London office, working in the Global Capital Markets Group. He joined Aviva from PwC, working in Group Finance in London and managing their reinsurance captive in Dublin. He is a fellow of the Chartered Accountants of Ireland, qualifying in 2004.

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Charles Mathias

GROUP CHIEF RISK OFFICER & GROUP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Charlie joined Fidelis in 2016 and brings over three decades of broking and underwriting experience.  Charlie was previously at Lancashire where he was Chief Risk Officer with responsibility for the group’s enterprise risk management. He started at Lancashire at its launch in 2005, and his roles there also included Chief Underwriting Officer of the Bermuda entity and Group Underwriting Operations Director. Prior to 2005 he held a number of roles with brokers and MGAs in London, the USA and Mexico. Charlie is a member of the Executive Committee.

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Hinal Patel

Group Chief Financial Officer & Bermuda Chief Executive Officer

Hinal joined Fidelis in 2015. Prior to that he was the Bermuda Chief Actuary at Catlin. After graduating from the London School of Economics, Hinal began his career at actuarial consultancy Bacon & Woodrow. He went on to work for Mercer, before joining Catlin in the London office in October 2003, with responsibility for providing actuarial support to the Reinsurance business group. His role expanded in 2009 to oversee the actuarial support for the short tail classes of business in the UK. He was appointed Chief Actuary for Catlin Bermuda in 2011. Within that role, Hinal oversaw the actuarial, catastrophe modelling and capital functions for the Bermuda entity. Hinal is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and a member of the Executive Committee.

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Patricia Roufca

GROUP CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER & GROUP GENERAL COUNSEL

Patricia joined Fidelis in 2016 after more than a decade at Aspen Insurance Holdings in London. She was Associate Group General Counsel from 2007 to 2016, Group Company Secretary from 2011 to 2016 and Group Head of Legal from 2014 to 2016. While at Aspen, Patricia advised the Board on governance matters, evaluated and executed strategic initiatives including UK and US acquisitions, led capital raises and successfully defended an attempted hostile takeover. Prior to Aspen, she was a Senior Associate at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene and MacRae, L.L.P. in New York and London. Patricia is a member of the Executive Committee.

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David Smith

Group Chief Investment Officer

David joined Fidelis in 2019 as Group Chief Investment Officer. David started his career with KPMG in Bermuda and spent time in Dublin before moving back to Bermuda to join Harbor Point in 2007 where he was VP of Investments & Treasury. When Harbor Point merged with Max Capital In 2010, David moved to the UK to work for Alterra at Lloyd’s and remained as Assistant Director of Investments until 2013. David was most recently at Chaucer Syndicates Limited where he held the position of Head of Risk and Investments. David is a member of The Chartered Professional Accountants of Bermuda having qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2004 and is a Chartered Financial Analyst® charterholder.

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Ian Turner

GROUP CHIEF ACTUARY

Ian joined Fidelis as Head of Capital Modelling in 2016, and was promoted to Group Chief Actuary in 2017. He began his career at actuarial consultancy Lane Clark & Peacock and went on to work for EMB (Willis Towers Watson), before joining Catlin in the London office in 2006. Ian spent nearly a decade at Catlin progressing from Actuary to Platform Capital Actuary and finally to Group Capital Actuary. Ian is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and holds an MA and MSc in Mathematics from Oxford University.

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Philip Vandoninck

Socium CEO & Head of International Reinsurance

Philip joined Fidelis after a highly successful decade with Hiscox. Joining the firm’s Belgian office in 2004, he moved to the non-marine treaty reinsurance team at Hiscox’s Lloyd’s syndicate before helping to set up the company’s Bermuda office in 2005. In Bermuda, he underwrote within an extensive global property reinsurance and retrocession portfolio, becoming Head of International Property Reinsurance Business in 2013. With the creation of Hiscox Re, Philip became Chairman of International Reinsurance, responsible for underwriting in Bermuda, London and Paris. Philip is a member of the Executive Committee.

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Andy Wetmiller

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

With over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry, Andy joined Fidelis from Hiscox Re in 2015. As Head of Systems and Lead System Architect he was responsible for the architecture, design, construction and support of their core business systems, leveraging his deep technical knowledge and business expertise. Prior to joining Hiscox in 2011, Andy held several roles with companies in Canada and Bermuda, including the Royal Bank of Canada Financial Group, Paragon Bermuda, Logic Communications, and his own consulting firm FAIT Accomplis Solutions Inc.

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Phenny Brindle

CO-CHIEF CANINE OFFICER

Born in October 2015, Phenny has been a part of the Fidelis team her whole life. Bringing a natural joie de vivre, she happily greets and plays with clients and brokers especially when furnished with treats!

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Salvador Brindle

CO-CHIEF CANINE OFFICER

Born in April 2015, Phenny’s boisterous brother Salvador joined Fidelis in 2018 to share the Chief Canine Officer duties. Phenny & Salvador love nothing more than sharing client and broker entertainment!

  • Ian Burford

    CHAIRMAN OF SPECIALISED RISKS

  • Daniel Burrows

    UK Chief Executive Officer

  • Nick Cook

    SENIOR UNDERWRITER

  • Richard Coulson

    UK Chief Underwriting Officer & Executive Head of Bespoke and Specialty Insurance

  • Simon Crone

    Ireland Chief Underwriting Officer & UK Senior Underwriter

  • Andrew Hillier

    HEAD OF ASSET INSURANCE

  • Phillip Oldcorn

    HEAD OF ASSET UNDERWRITING

  • Mel Puskar

    Underwriter

  • Jason Shrubb

    ASSISTANT UNDERWRITER

  • Savannah Thompson

    Assistant Underwriter

  • Dominic Tillyard

    SENIOR UNDERWRITER

Ian Burford

CHAIRMAN OF SPECIALISED RISKS

Ian joined Fidelis in 2017 with over 30 years’ experience in the London market. Prior to joining Fidelis Ian was at Novae, most recently as Underwriting Performance Director. He joined Novae in 1998 as deputy underwriter for Novae’s Syndicate 1241 and then Syndicate 2007, and was promoted to Joint Active Underwriter of the group in 2011. He also served as a Director of Novae Syndicates Limited. Prior to joining Novae he held technician, broker and underwriting roles. Ian completed his ACII qualification in 1997.

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Daniel Burrows

UK Chief Executive Officer

Dan joined Fidelis in 2015. Prior to this he was co-CEO of AonBenfield’s Global ReSpeciality (GRS) division from 2013 until 2015. Specialising in non-marine retrocession and the aviation, marine and energy sectors, among others, he supported all of AonBenfield’s business hubs across North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Prior to this, he was Deputy CEO of the GRS division from 2008 until 2013. He began his career as a non-marine property broker at Greig Fester in the 1980s, later joining the retrocession team and then leading that team following a merger with Benfield in 1997. Dan is a member of the Executive Committee.

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Nick Cook

SENIOR UNDERWRITER

With +12 years of industry experience Nick joined Fidelis in 2016 from RKH Specialty where he was the Divisional Director for the wholesale team in the Political Risk and Structured Credit division. Prior to joining RKH Nick spent 3 years working at Marsh where he worked in Captive Consulting before joining the Political Risk and Structured Credit team. Nick has been an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Insurers for 7 years.

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Richard Coulson

UK Chief Underwriting Officer & Executive Head of Bespoke and Specialty Insurance

Rich Coulson joined Fidelis in 2015. With fifteen years of insurance industry experience, including both underwriting and broking, Rich joined Fidelis from RK Harrison, where he was Executive Director of Political Risk, Structured Credit and Surety. His early career was spent at MMC Capital and Marsh, where he focused on structuring alternative risk transfer, and captive solutions. After Marsh, Rich spent three years at Hiscox underwriting the company’s space and satellite and offshore energy books – winning the Hiscox Award for Innovation whilst there, before returning to broking and serving as a partner at JLT, specialising in Credit and Political Risk. Rich was elected a fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Insurers and Chartered Institute of Risk Management eleven years ago and during his career has also won the IRM Award for Risk Analysis excellence and an ABI Young Insurer of the Year award – recognising his work on developing innovative new products within the insurance industry. Rich is a member of the Executive Committee.

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Simon Crone

Ireland Chief Underwriting Officer & UK Senior Underwriter

Simon joined Fidelis in 2019 from AmTrust where he was the Chief Underwriting Officer for the Mortgage & Credit division. Simon has over 20 years of experience in insurance in a variety of roles ranging from underwriting to operations to project management. Previously he was at General Electric and Genworth Financial. Simon holds a Masters of Engineering from the University of Cape Town.

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Andrew Hillier

HEAD OF ASSET INSURANCE

Andrew joined Fidelis in 2016 from Dual Asset where he continues as Executive Chairman. Dual Asset is part of Hyperion Insurance Group, and Andy operates in a split role between the two companies. Dual Asset specializes in title and indemnities insurance for property investors and lenders and has written policies in over 20 countries throughout the world. Andrew brings considerable property industry expertise to the role having spent 25 years as a chartered surveyor. A career entrepreneur, he has launched ventures in a number of areas including the leisure, renewable energy and IT sectors.

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Phillip Oldcorn

HEAD OF ASSET UNDERWRITING

Phillip joined Fidelis in 2016 from Dual Asset, the underwriting arm of Hyperion Insurance Group, where he also retains a role as Chief Underwriting Officer. He had previously worked as a partner at real estate insurance specialists Penn Street Partners, and as Senior Vice President of FAF International, part of First American. After beginning his career as a solicitor in the early 1990s, Phillip established First Title Insurance in 1995 as a start-up for First American, and spent the next 18 years developing insurance businesses for First Title in Asia, Australasia and Europe.

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Mel Puskar

Underwriter

Mel joined Fidelis in 2019 from AmTrust where she was an Underwriter for the Mortgage & Credit division. Mel has nearly 15 years of experience in insurance in a variety of roles ranging from risk management, pricing and underwriting. Previously Mel was at HSBC and Genworth Financial. Mel holds a degree in Applied Statistics and Mathematics.

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Jason Shrubb

ASSISTANT UNDERWRITER

Jason joined Fidelis in 2015. Having originally been involved across all lines of business, Jason is now focusing on Property Reinsurance specifically in North America. Jason graduated from Bates College in Maine with a degree in Politics and Mathematics.

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Savannah Thompson

Assistant Underwriter

Savannah joined Fidelis in 2017. She has worked across all Bespoke & Specialty Lines of the business, as well as Property Reinsurance, specifically in North America. Savannah graduated from Queen’s University, Belfast in 2017 with a Master’s degree in Violence, Terrorism & Security.

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Dominic Tillyard

SENIOR UNDERWRITER

Dominic joined Fidelis from Swiss Re Corporate Solutions where he was an Underwriter in the Political Risk Insurance team. Prior to joining Swiss Re Dominic spent 4 years at Aon where he completed the graduate scheme before working in the Political Risk and Structured Credit team. Since joining Fidelis Dominic has  worked on the development and execution of a number of high profile bespoke insurance products and managing strategic client relationships. Dominic is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Insurers and holds a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Manchester.

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  • Kevin Adams

    UNDERWRITER

  • Brian Espie

    UNDERWRITER

  • Ben Fortune

    SENIOR UNDERWRITER

  • Richard Holden

    Bermuda Chief Underwriting Officer & Executive Head of Reinsurance

  • Kaitlin Kimball

    ASSISTANT UNDERWRITER

  • Mark Richardson

    Underwriter

  • Philip Vandoninck

    Socium CEO & Head of International Reinsurance

Kevin Adams

UNDERWRITER

Kevin has been in the reinsurance industry for 10 years. He joined Fidelis in 2017 from Guy Carpenter in Philadelphia where he was Vice President in Treaty Broking and brings a background in catastrophe modelling and exposure analytics. Kevin has a strong knowledge of the US Mutual Marketplace having worked with many mutual insurance companies.

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Brian Espie

UNDERWRITER

Brian has 15 years of industry experience across a number of roles evaluating catastrophic risk. He joins Fidelis from Tokio Millennium Re in Bermuda where he was a Vice President responsible for North American catastrophe underwriting. Prior to his five years at TMR, Brian spent eight years with Tokio Marine Technologies, a subsidiary focused on R&D for companies within the Tokio Marine Group.

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Ben Fortune

SENIOR UNDERWRITER

Ben has worked in the London market for 8 years in a number of roles including actuarial, broking and underwriting. He joins Fidelis from London ILS Fund Leadenhall Capital Partners, where he was responsible for Retro, ILW and Specialty Investments as well as leading the company’s analytical work. Before then, Ben worked in the Aon Benfield retro team, providing pricing and structuring support for brokers.

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Richard Holden

Bermuda Chief Underwriting Officer & Executive Head of Reinsurance

Rich Holden joined Fidelis in 2015. Richard’s career started in the London market at Wellington Underwriting, a leading Lloyd’s syndicate. After spending his initial years in the marine team, Richard moved to Reinsurance in 2004 to help build a new global reinsurance portfolio. In 2007 he joined Amlin Bermuda, to facilitate the growth of their North American Treaty portfolio. By 2013 he was a leading class underwriter.  In 2015 Richard joined Fidelis to Head the North American Underwriting team, focusing on inwards and outwards Reinsurance, portfolio management and developing proprietary rating tools. Richard is a member of the Executive Committee.  

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Kaitlin Kimball

ASSISTANT UNDERWRITER

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Mark Richardson

Underwriter

Mark joined Fidelis in 2018 having worked at Aon Benfield for 7 years. Mark specialised in the Japanese market where he was responsible for managing and placing some of the largest reinsurance programs in the global market. His time at Aon Benfield also gave him experience in multiple lines of business and various territories, including the US and Asia Pacific. Most recently Mark spent 18 months in New York and Boston structuring and executing large global property treaty transactions.

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Philip Vandoninck

Socium CEO & Head of International Reinsurance

Philip joined Fidelis after a highly successful decade with Hiscox. Joining the firm’s Belgian office in 2004, he moved to the non-marine treaty reinsurance team at Hiscox’s Lloyd’s syndicate before helping to set up the company’s Bermuda office in 2005. In Bermuda, he underwrote within an extensive global property reinsurance and retrocession portfolio, becoming Head of International Property Reinsurance Business in 2013. With the creation of Hiscox Re, Philip became Chairman of International Reinsurance, responsible for underwriting in Bermuda, London and Paris. Philip is a member of the Executive Committee.

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  • Simon Crone

    Ireland Chief Underwriting Officer & UK Senior Underwriter

  • Aisling Farragher

    Assistant Underwriter

Simon Crone

Ireland Chief Underwriting Officer & UK Senior Underwriter

Simon joined Fidelis in 2019 from AmTrust where he was the Chief Underwriting Officer for the Mortgage & Credit division. Simon has over 20 years of experience in insurance in a variety of roles ranging from underwriting to operations to project management. Previously he was at General Electric and Genworth Financial. Simon holds a Masters of Engineering from the University of Cape Town.

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Aisling Farragher

Assistant Underwriter

A graduate of the University of Limerick in 2012 (BBS degree majoring in Risk Management and Insurance), Aisling joined Fidelis in 2018 from AXIS Capital where she spent six and a half years working on various product lines including Aviation, Marine, Energy, Property and Terrorism, specialising in Aviation since 2015.

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  • Alistair Brown

    Group Head of Claims and Head of Insurance Operations, Ireland

  • Geoff Fazan

    UK CLAIMS MANAGER

  • Sonya Smith-Richardson

    Bermuda Claims Manager

Alistair Brown

Group Head of Claims and Head of Insurance Operations, Ireland

Alistair has been leading the resolution of large and complex claims for over 20 years. He has been involved in some of the largest claims worldwide, including losses arising from Hurricane Katrina, the Deepwater Horizon incident in the US, the Buncefield explosion in the UK and many large marine, energy, property and financial losses. He has been based in London, Sydney and Dublin and has handled losses throughout the globe including the Middle East, Far East, Europe and the Americas. Prior to Fidelis, Alistair headed specialty lines claims for AXIS International Division and prior to that provided forensic accounting consulting services to the market.

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Geoff Fazan

UK CLAIMS MANAGER

Geoff Fazan joined Fidelis in 2018 from Singapore where he was Senior Adjuster for specialty claims at Axa XL (formerly XL Catlin). Prior to that he worked as an Aviation claims specialist with Catlin and XL Catlin in London. Before joining the insurance industry, Geoff worked for 6 years as a project manager in the arts and entertainment industries. He has a Bachelor of Arts from Newcastle-upon-Tyne (2006) and a Master of Studies from Oxford (2012).

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Sonya Smith-Richardson

Bermuda Claims Manager

Sonya joined Fidelis in 2016, bringing over 20 years in claims experience across a number of lines of business. Sonya previously worked at Platinum Underwriters Bermuda where she was AVP Claims at for seven years, and then consulted to RenRe during the merger transition. Prior to joining Platinum, Sonya worked for a number of insurance and reinsurance companies.

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