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New head of claims for The Standard Syndicate

New head of claims for The Standard Syndicate

06 July 2017

The Standard Syndicate has appointed Steve Robson to the role of Claims Director. Steve will be responsible for developing the syndicate’s claims capabilities within the London Market. He also joins the senior leadership team, taking a key role in driving the syndicate’s strategic development.

Steve’s appointment follows the announcement that Lloyd’s market heavyweight, Christopher Smith, is joining the syndicate as managing director.

Steve has extensive experience of claims management having worked for over 34 years in the London Market in various senior claims roles and prominent market positions covering reinsurance (treaty and facultative), binding authorities, FI, PI and property claims. He joins from Brit Insurance where he was Group Head of Claims, responsible for implementing claim procedures and protocols. Prior to this he worked at Alterra Syndicate Management as Claims Director responsible for all Lloyd’s operations.

Steve Robson holds an MBA in management and is the International Association of Claim Professionals (IACP) Immediate past President.

Robert Dorey, Active Underwriter, The Standard Syndicate said:
'The Standard Syndicate is driving forward into its next stage of development. We are broadening our range of insurance covers to include non-marine lines and are recruiting further senior underwriters. At the same time we are building a senior management team with huge experience of establishing and growing syndicates in the Lloyd’s market. The appointment of Steve Robson, who has an outstanding track record of leading claim teams in the Lloyd’s market, follows that of Christopher Smith as managing director.'

'In what remains difficult underwriting conditions in the Lloyd’s market we have shown our intent to build a strong new underwriting presence, with the full long-term backing of our principal capital provider, The Standard Club.'