Towergate Creates London Underwriting Unit; Leathem Named Director


Insurance surrogate Towergate is combining a London underwriting centre to be led by David Leathem as London executive of underwriting. The section will concentration on dilettante London marketplace product lines.

Leathem will lead a investiture of a approach and facultative general skill unit. This section will work alongside a misadventure and guilt section announced in May and headed by John Marshall and Glenn Murphy. Towergate pronounced some-more lines will be added.

Leathem joins Towergate from The Channel Syndicate where he was a first partner and conduct of Property for roughly 6 years.

Adrian Brown, CEO Underwriting during Towergate, pronounced a London underwriting centre represents an event for Towergate to build a “leading position in a market, one that a broking business are revelation us is increasingly essential to their possess businesses.”

Leathem pronounced it’s “the ideal home for rising a London underwriting operation, corroborated by prolonged tenure investment.”

Leathem began his word career in a Leeds and London offices of Consolidated European Insurance Co. in January, 1978. He assimilated CNARe, as skill underwriter in 1983, after a spell during Unionamerica. Following roughly dual years during Alexander Howden from 1988 to 1990, he assimilated Hiscox Syndicate 1139, D P Spyer, until a associate partnership following a array of inauspicious continue events.

Between 1993 and 1998 he was comparison skill underwriter during Generali London, until a pierce to Brockbank Syndicates; he was conduct of skill underwriting during XLBrockbank until finish of 2001. A first member of Allied World European underwriting team, Leathem left there in 2011 to be a first partner of The Channel Syndicate.


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