Upstream Energy

At Fidelis we provide niche Upstream Energy products including excess of loss ‘Named Windstorm Only’ and Decommissioning Bond solutions for our clients with assets in the Gulf of Mexico. Our sponsored MGA Kersey offers more conventional Operational and Construction coverage in the Upstream Energy market.

Downstream Energy

We also provide Insurance & Reinsurance for Operational Downstream Energy / Power & Utilities risks. Downstream Energy scope includes Oil & Gas & Petrochemicals Refining, Processing, Marketing & Distribution. Power & Utilities encompasses both Conventional & Renewable Energy Power Generation assets. We provide coverage for All Risks of Physical Loss or Damage and Business Interruption with a preference to attach excess of Critical Natural Catastrophe and CBI sub limits.

We are committed to driving forward anti-coal initiatives, we look to shape change by not offering insurance to companies that extract coal or generate energy using coal.

Our team

  • 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.

    Email: Richard.coulson@fidelisinsurance.com
    Phone: +44 203 846 6072

  • Key contact
    Savannah Thompson
    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.

    Email: Savannah.thompson@fidelisinsurance.com
    Phone: +44 203 846 6091, +44 7824 811 130

  • Hannah Charnaud
    UNDERWRITER 

    Hannah joined Fidelis in 2018 and has worked across several Bespoke & Specialty Lines of business, as well as Property Reinsurance. Prior to joining Fidelis, Hannah completed the Lloyd’s graduate scheme and holds a BA degree in Spanish and Portuguese from the University of Manchester.

    Email: hannah.charnaud@fidelisinsurance.com
    Phone: +44 203 846 6109, +44 792 057 7223

  • Nick Cook
    HEAD OF BESPOKE - BERMUDA

    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.

    Email: nick.cook@fidelisinsurance.com
    Phone: +1 441 279 2527, +1 441 531 2527

  • 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.

    Email: simon.crone@fidelisinsurance.com
    Phone: +44 7710 513217

  • Seán Harty
    ASSISTANT UNDERWRITER

    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.

    Email: Sean.Harty@fidelisinsurance.com
    Phone: +353 1 566 8082, +353 87 170 6356

  • Gary Redmond
    ASSISTANT UNDERWRITER

    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.

    Email: Gary.Redmond@fidelisinsurance.com
    Phone: +353 1 566 8097 , +353 87 172 8009

     

  • Lesley Grace
    ASSISTANT UNDERWRITER

    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.

    Email: lesley.grace@fidelisinsurance.com

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