We provide a range of cover for owners and financiers of aircraft including airline all risks, contingent aviation and AV52 war liability as well as product liability for the world’s leading manufacturers.  We also cover pre-launch, transit and launch risk for satellite manufacturers and operators in our Aerospace book.  The team prides itself on the level of service provided and the flexibility in meeting our client’s needs.

Our team

  • Key contact
    Jamie Cann

    Jamie joined Fidelis in 2020 after almost 14 years at Liberty Specialty Markets, 12 of which as an underwriter in the Aviation team.  Jamie has experience in both Airline and General Aviation and prior to joining Liberty, spent 5 years at Aon where we was a Market Security Analyst.

    Phone: +44 203 846 6087, +44 7885 470 435

  • Richard Coulson

    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.

    Phone: +44 203 846 6072

  • Savannah Thompson

    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.

    Phone: +44 203 846 6091, +44 7824 811 130

  • Simon Crone

    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.

    Phone: +44 7710 513217

  • Seán Harty

    Seán joined Fidelis in April 2020. He has over 6 years’ experience in the insurance and reinsurance industry. He most recently worked with ffh Management Services (Fairfax company) where he held Reinsurance Technician and Team Leader roles. Seán also completed a 24 week intercompany rotation programme in London with Advent Syndicate in 2017 with the Exposure Management and Casualty Treaty teams. Seán graduated from the University of Limerick in 2013 (BBS degree majoring in Risk Management and Insurance) and holds the Diploma in Insurance from the Chartered Insurance Institute.

    Phone: +353 1 566 8082, +353 87 170 6456

  • Gary Redmond

    Gary Redmond joined Fidelis in 2020 from Zurich where he worked in New Business Underwriting dealing primarily with Property & Casualty lines. Prior to this he worked for Aon in their Global Inwards Team where he held a position on their EMEA Board of “Millennials”. He graduated from DIT with a BA in International Business & Chinese Language.

    Phone: +353 1 566 8097, +353 87 172 8009


  • Abigail Wilkins

    Abi joined Fidelis in 2021 as an Assistant Underwritier in the Aviation team. Abi previously worked at Piiq Risk Partners as an Account Manager where she handled Airline, Aerospace and GA clients. Prior to this, Abi worked at Antares where she was involved in the underwriting process and negotiations across the entire Aviation portfolio including, Airline, Aerospace, Hull War, Satellite and GA business, and was responsible for underwriting both Airline and Aerospace accounts.  

    Email: Abi
    Phone: +44 203 846 6001, +44 7909 351 286

  • Lesley Grace

    Lesley Grace joined Fidelis in 2021 as an Assistant Underwriter. Prior to this Lesley worked as a Captive Underwriter for Willis Towers Watson, and also as an Underwriter for the self-managed captive Leaseplan Insurance. Lesley started her career in 2010 working for RSA in their Claims team, and she also worked as a documentation specialist in the Governance team in FBD Insurance. Lesley has a Bachelor of Business Studies degree from the University of Limerick (majoring in Risk Management and Insurance), and holds the Advanced Diploma in Insurance (ACII) through the CII.


  • Sinéad Cunningham 

    Sinéad Cunningham joined Fidelis in June 2021 as an Underwriting Assistant. Prior to this, Sinéad worked at AXIS Capital in Dublin as an Underwriting and Operations Intern. Sinéad graduated from the University of Limerick in 2021 with a Bachelor of Business Studies honours degree with a major in Risk Management and Insurance. 

    Phone:  +353 1 566 8020 


  • Christine Penny

    Christine joined Fidelis in July 2021, from Hamilton Insurance, where she worked in their Underwriting Operations team. Christine graduated from the University of Limerick in 2020 with a Bachelor of Business and French degree, majoring in Risk Management and Insurance.

    Phone: +353 1 582 2324


  • Toby Felton

    Toby joined Fidelis in November 2021 as an underwriting assistant in the Aviation team. Prior to joining fidelis, he spent 2 and a half years at a Brokerage, working across a range of lines and gaining experience in the insurance industry.

    Phone: +44 7500 515 501

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