Ash Bathia

Probitas 1492, the Lloyd’s syndicate run by Ash Bathia (pictured), has hired QBE’s former financial lines head Charles Boorman.

Boorman joined Probitas today and reports to casualty chief underwriting officer Neila Buurman.

In his new role Boorman heads up Probitas 1492’s financial lines team of underwriters, which offer professional indemnity, management liability and cover for financial institutions.

Before joining QBE, Boorman spent six years at Aon, specialising in commercial directors’ and officers’ liability and private equity.

Buurman said: “We are very excited about Charles joining Probitas. With his background and high profile in the insurance industry, he is in the perfect position to lead our experienced senior financial lines team.”

Probitas chief executive Bathia left QBE in 2013, where he was property, casualty and motor chief underwriting officer.

He set up Probitas with Jon Foley and Nick Bacon last year.