Kiln syndicate 510's senior non-marine underwriter Bill Rendall will retire from full-time work at the end of the year. Robert Chase will take over responsibility for the Kiln Risk Solutions division, but Rendall will continue working in the London Market as a consultant. Kiln anticipates it will use his services next year.

Rendall joined Kiln in 1973 and became active underwriter of non-marine syndicates 510 and 557 in 1995, a position he continued when 510 became a composite. He was the chairman of the Lloyd's Market Association in 1999 and 2000 and was made a co-opted member of the Lloyd's Council last year.

Rendall was also involved in a number of Lloyd's committees, in-cluding the Worldwide Markets Board, of which he will remain a member until the end of the year.

Kiln chairman David Gilchrist said: “Bill was our first graduate trainee and has played an important role in the Kiln Group throughout the 1980s and 1990s.”

“While we're sorry to see him leave, we're delighted that he will continue his association with the London insurance market and look forward to establishing a new working relationship with him.”