Newman to reunite with Curran at Syndicate 1969

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Catlin’s UK head of casualty Matthew Newman is leaving the company to join Apollo Syndicate 1969 at Lloyd’s, Insurance Times understands.

Apollo, which is backed by US insurance broking group Hays, Hannover Re and Lloyd’s Names, was launched by former Argo International underwriter Nick Jones in 2009 with a focus on property direct and facultative business.

Newman will team up again with Apollo’s new chief executive David Ibeson, who also joined from Catlin, where he was head of the group’s UK division.

Newman will be replaced at Catlin by Daniel Curran, who has been with the London-listed carrier for more than a decade.

Curran will have responsible for a range of business classes underwritten by Catlin’s Lloyd’s syndicate and Catlin UK, including healthcare professional liability and US errors and omissions.

Curran joined Catlin in 2000 as an underwriting assistant on the healthcare professional liability account and was promoted to class underwriter in 2003 and to senior class underwriter in 2009.

Catlin did not respond by time of going to press.