Brit has appointed Stephen Quinton as class underwriter in kidnap and ransom (K&R), effective from 3 September.
Quinton joins from Travelers Syndicate Management where he was most recently head of accident & special risks for Travelers Syndicate 5000 (previously St Paul at Lloyd’s), responsible for managing a team writing a diverse portfolio including marine piracy, kidnap and ransom and extortion risks on a global basis.
Quinton has been underwriting with Travelers Syndicate 5000 since 1994 and is said to have launched and led its K&R portfolio of business in 2000.
In his new role, Quinton will report to Andrew Bowers, divisional director of accident & health (A&H).
Speaking of the appointment, Matthew Wilson, CEO at Brit said: “We are pleased to announce the hire of yet another market-leading specialist underwriter by Brit. Adding high quality underwriters underpins Brit’s growth strategy and Stephen’s extensive experience of both underwriting and crisis response makes him well placed to add value for our clients in the K&R space. We believe that Stephen will be a great asset to our well-regarded A&H team and look forward to him joining.”