It aims to deliver property and casualty lines later this year

Insurtech MGA C-Quence, founded by ex-AIG boss Jacqueline McNamee, is strengthening its underwriting team amid its expansion.

The firm will open a new office in Manchester.

It will employ two new staff members in its underwriting team – Michelle Noonan and Kieran Brennan who will both be based at the new office.

The news follows C-Quence going live with its underwriting platform last month. 


In Manchester, Noonan and Brennan will work closely with John McClelland, who has commercial underwriting responsibility and manages broker relationships. He was one of the original staff team.

Brennan has 30 years of experience and technical expertise across property and casualty and combined P&C lines in the UK and internationally with Chubb and AIG.

He will support the development of the firm’s property and casualty proposition which it plans to deliver later this year.

Noonan was previously a financial lines specialist at Chubb where she ran a team of new business underwriters.

McNamee, chief executive C-Quence said that Noonan and Brennan’s “experience and expertise strengthens our development capability and improves brokers’ access to our underwriters”.

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Jacqueline McNamee, chief exec at C-Quence 

“Opening the office in Manchester sends a strong message of our commitment to serving commercial lines brokers across the country and is further evidence of our ambition to transform mid-market commercial insurance provision,” she added.

The insurtech MGA said it is committed to transforming the broking experience.