Our experienced war and terrorism underwriters together with our significant linesize provide confidence in the face of ongoing threats, shaping bespoke insurance solutions for clients from corporates to governments. With war, terror and political violence posing significant and diverse risks to assets, we reduce exposure through a broad range of tailored damage and non-damage coverages.

Our team

  • Key contact
    Kayley Stewart


    Kayley has over 17 years; industry experience and joined Fidelis in November 2019. Prior to this she worked at Liberty Syndicate 4472 as Senior Underwriter on the War and Terrorism account. She joined Lancashire in 2009 as Underwriter and prior to that worked at Aon as international casualty broker.

    Phone: +44 203 846 6152, +44 7391 391 559

  • 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

  • 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

  • George Green

    George joined Fidelis in March 2021 as a War & Terrorism Underwriter. He joins from Liberty Specialty Markets where he worked for 8 years, 4 of which were underwriting War and Terrorism. He also spent 6 months in Liberty's New York office, re-establishing the Terrorism book in the region. Previous to this, George spent 1 year working for a Law firm in London.

    Phone: +44 203 846 6162, +44 7909 383 033

  • 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


  • Eliza Duffy

    Eliza joined Fidelis in February 2021 as an Fine Art & Specie Assistant Underwriter. Eliza started her insurance career at Marsh JLT Specialty, where she spent over four years learning about insurance from a business support function. Her role grew from supporting the team’s business requirements business and developed into a Fine Art & Specie Broker. Eliza has experience in dealing with international risks across various product lines within the Fine Art & Specie arena. Eliza is an Underwriter within our Terrorism & Contigency teams.

    Phone: +44 203 846 6149, +44 7917 177 326


  • 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.


  • Sabbir Ahmed

    Sabbir joined Fidelis in 2022. Since graduating from University of Westminster holding a Business management degree, he had joined Howden’s internship in early 2022 working across different lines of the business.

    Phone: +44 772 186 0063

  • 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


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