Lloyd’s insurer announces raft of new appointments

Jo Butcher

Lloyd’s insurer Novae has promoted Jo Butcher (pictured) to chief executive of Novae Syndicates effective from 1 April 2015.

It has also appointed Rob Forster as chief underwriting officer.

As a result of the promotions, Stuart Heath has been promoted to divisional head of property, John Owen has been promoted to divisional head of marine, aviation and political risks, and Bob Patten, as previously announced, has been appointed divisional head of casualty.

Ian Burford becomes underwriting performance director and also becomes sole active underwriter for Syndicate 2007.

Novae chief executive Matthew Fosh said: “I am delighted to be able to announce these exciting promotions. The success of our growth and efficiency programme relies on attracting and retaining the most knowledgeable and talented people in the market. The promotions we are announcing today highlight the growing depth of talent at Novae, as we continue to build momentum in the business.”

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