Barbican Protect, a member of Barbican Insurance Group has named Paula McManus as head of professional indemnity (PI) for its London operations, effective immediately.
In her new role she will be part of the Financial Lines team and responsible for strengthening Barbican Protect’s PI proposition in the UK commercial SME and mid-sized corporate market. She brings over 2 decades of insurance market experience to this role and over 18 years within the PI space.
Beginning her career in 1994 at RSA, McManus most recently served as a senior UK PI underwriter at Pioneer Underwriting and before that she was a PI underwriting manager at Alterra. She has also held underwriting positions at Beazley, CNA and Newline Underwriting.
Stuart Kilpatrick, managing director of Barbican Protect, said: “With almost two decades of experience in the UK PI sector to call upon, Paula’s market knowledge is exceptional. She is a very driven practitioner who combines ground-level market insight with highly technical underwriting capabilities to deliver customer-focused solutions. She is a great addition to our Financial Lines team and will undoubtedly help boost our standing in the PI arena.”