Appointments represent 'an important step in the ongoing development of Aegis London'.

Aegis London, has appointed David Croom-Johnson as active underwriter of syndicate 1225. Croom-Johnson will be supported by John Chambers who has been appointed deputy underwriter. The appointments are subject to Lloyd's approval.

Stuart Davies, managing director of Aegis London, commented: “I am delighted to be able to announce these appointments.

David and John have played an important role in the development of Aegis London over the past seven years and are well respected both within our business and in the wider market. I look forward to continuing to work closely with them.”

Alan Maguire, president and chief executive of Aegis and chairman of Aegis London, said, “These appointments represent an important step in the ongoing development of Aegis London.”

Croom-Johnson, formerly head of casualty will be responsible for leading the underwriting team to deliver Aegis London’s goals, specifically to manage Aegis’s volatility, to deliver profitable results and to serve members.

Croom-Johnson joined Aegis from Limit in 2000, and has more than 20 years’ experience of writing profitable business within the casualty and energy sectors. He is a member of the Lloyd’s underwriting and claims committee and the LMA marine committee.

Chambers, formerly head of specialty lines, has been with Aegis London since late 2000 following 14 years with Limit. He is responsible for the non-marine property, cargo, specie, war and terrorism accounts and personally underwrites a global property account.