• 08/11/2012

    Antares boosts aviation offering with senior hires

    Antares, announces the appointment of Simon Hennessy and Russell Mason as aviation underwriters. Both will write direct general aviation business, joining a team led by Antares’ Aviation Manager Stephen Jedburgh. They take up their new roles with immediate effect.

    Simon and Russell join Antares from Lead Aviation, Ltd, a specialist MGA, where they wrote and managed a general aviation account and provided consultancy services to New Zealand insurer CBL Insurance, Ltd. Both have over 30 years of experience in the market and have held senior underwriting roles at Mitsui Sumitomo, Catlin and Wellington, where they worked together.

    Commenting on the appointments, Joe Battle, Active Underwriter, said

    “Adding a direct general aviation offering to aviation account is part of a concerted effort to expand the range of products we offer to the market in a number of our business lines. Simon and Russell are known for their expertise in this field and bring added strength and depth to our six-strong aviation team."