Barbican Protect appoints Head of Professional Indemnity, London
Barbican Protect, the UK insurance arm of Barbican Insurance Group, has today announced the appointment of Paula McManus as head of Professional Indemnity (PI) for its London operations...
Barbican Protect, the UK insurance arm of Barbican Insurance Group, has today announced the appointment of Paula McManus as head of Professional Indemnity (PI) for its London operations, with immediate effect.
McManus is part of the Financial Lines team and is responsible for strengthening Barbican Protect’s PI proposition in the UK commercial SME and mid-sized corporate market. The company currently offers specialist PI products on a primary and excess-of-loss basis to a broad range of professions, including accountants, architects, surveyors and miscellaneous.
McManus brings over 25 years of insurance market experience to the role, including over 18 years operating exclusively in the PI arena. Most recently, she was a senior UK PI underwriter at Pioneer Underwriting and prior to this was PI underwriting manager at Alterra. She has also held underwriting positions at Beazley, CNA and Newline Underwriting, and began her insurance career at RSA in 1994.
Commenting on the appointment, 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 to boost our standing in the PI arena.”