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Barbican appoints class underwriter for property treaty

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    • Property - International
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    • Property - UK

Barbican Insurance Group has announced the appointment of Emma Watson as class underwriter for property treaty, with immediate effect. She will report to Tom Gwynn, underwriting manager for property treaty...

  • Emma Watson joins Barbican
  • 10 years of global property treaty experience
  • Formerly senior underwriter, property treaty at CNA Hardy


Watson is a highly technical underwriter with over 10 years of experience in the property treaty arena. Most recently, she was senior underwriter for property treaty at CNA Hardy writing catastrophe XL, risk XL and proportional treaty business on a worldwide basis.


Commenting on the appointment, Gwynn said: “Emma is a great addition to the property treaty team and brings considerable market knowledge across multiple territories to the role of class underwriter. I am certain that she will play a central part in our ongoing work to boost our market standing and advance our capabilities in this demanding sector.”


Watson added: “I am excited to be joining Tom and the property treaty team. They are known for their agile and service-driven approach and I am keen to explore ways in which we can further strengthen our position and our overall market proposition.”