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Strategic Partnerships Management

Chris Brown

Strategic Partnership Director
Pembroke Managing Agency Limited
Tel: +44 (0)20 7337 4440

Chris was part of the original team that created Syndicate 4000 in 2004, and a member of the Pembroke Managing Agency Board since the company was formed. He has worked in the Lloyd's market for over 30 years, initially as a Lloyd's broker and subsequently as an underwriter specialising in Financial Institutions for the last 22 years. His current role as the Strategic Partnership Director is to manage the development of lasting partnerships that are mutually beneficial, and to lead the service delivery from the Pembroke team to the customer. He is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute having qualified in 1999.

Justin Wash

Chief Risk Officer
Pembroke Managing Agency Limited
Tel: +44 (0)20 7337 4520

Justin has worked for Ironshore since 2007. He started as part of the Ironshore UK Acquisitions team, then joined Pembroke initially as the Finance Director and then Managing Director until 2017 when he became the CRO of both Pembroke and IEDAC its sister company in Dublin.  He has over 25 years' experience in the Lloyd's market working at Board level. He has worked for St. Paul at Lloyd’s, Heritage and Ironshore and has been closely involved in innovatively growing and developing these businesses. He was closely involved in formation of the first SPS in 2005 as well as the first SPS conversion to a full syndicate in 2014.  He is a Chartered Accountant and a graduate of the University of Manchester.

Iain Lever

Chief Financial Officer
Ironshore International Limited
Tel: +353 1 232 1990

Iain has worked in the International Insurance and Reinsurance industry since 2000 and has held CFO positions in the industry since 2007.  He spent 7 years working with Aon Insurance Managers in both Bermuda and in Ireland before joining a startup operation in Dublin in 2007 where he worked with an executive team to build an entire insurance company infrastructure from the ground up including designing, testing and implementing bespoke systems.  Prior to joining Ironshore Iain worked with Travelers as CFO for the Irish operations then joined Ironshore as CFO for its European Company operation (Ironshore Europe DAC) in 2012.  In 2014 he was appointed as CFO for Ironshore’s International Division.  Iain is a Chartered Accountant and trained with Deloitte, qualifying in 1997.

Nicola Breton

General Manager
Pembroke Managing Agency Limited
Tel: +44 (0)20 7337 4413

Nicola has 29 years’ experience in the Lloyd’s market. She has worked for Murray Lawrence and Partners Ltd, now Amlin, and Heritage Managing Agency Ltd, now Argo International Ltd, prior to joining Pembroke in 2010. While at Heritage, she was involved in forming the first new syndicate under Lloyds’ franchise guidelines. Her extensive experience in underwriting, syndicate development and syndicate operations make her a valuable asset to the Strategic Partnerships team. She was involved in Pembroke’s creation of the first SPS in 2005, as well as the first SPS conversion to a full syndicate in 2014. Nicola is a Chartered Insurer and an Associate of the Charted Insurance Institute.

Andrew McCann

Senior Catastrophe Modelling Analyst
Pembroke Managing Agency Limited
Tel: +44 (0)20 7337 4432

Andrew has over 10 years’ experience in Exposure Management and Catastrophe Modelling. Andrew joined Pembroke in 2013, where as part of the Strategic Partnership team, oversaw the exposure management for Pembroke’s Syndicate 4000 and Acappella, when it was an SPS and when it converted to Syndicate 2014, as well as working most recently on the SPS Patria Re Syndicate 6125. Andrew worked with Syndicate 1301 while it operated under a turnkey arrangement. His team was heavily involved in the “Making it Happen” stage of the Lloyd’s approval process while the syndicate set up its own Managing Agency.  Andrew brings relevant experience to better serve the needs of the team’s current and potential clients from working as a third party service producer, working under a turnkey arrangement, and assisting in creating a Managing Agency. He has proficient knowledge using RMS and AIR’s models, as well as SQL, Open Xposure, and various Office packages.

Lauren Stewart

Syndicate Manager
Pembroke Managing Agency Limited
Tel: +44 (0)20 7337 4422

Lauren has over 10 years’ experience in the Lloyd’s market. She joined Pembroke in 2005 as a Professional Lines Underwriting Assistant. Following the growth and development within the Syndicate, she transitioned to her current role as Syndicate Manager of Pembroke Syndicate 4000 in 2010. Lauren actively manages the Lloyd’s business planning process for the Syndicate and works closely with the Underwriting teams and Management to ensure effective implementation of Underwriting Controls. Additionally, she manages the implementation of Outsourcing and of a quality assurance team for the Underwriting Administration, notably Lauren has gotten these to a BAU state. As part of the Strategic Partnership team, Lauren produces Lloyd’s business plans for SPS’s alongside the Syndicate 4000 Business Plan, allowing expertise to provide a communicated plan for development of further third party relationships.