Apollo signs Panter and Wilson from AXA XL

Apollo Syndicate Management has recruited Richard Panter as head of specie & cargo at Apollo Syndicate 1969. He will report to Paul Letherbarrow, head of aviation and member of the executive committee.

Panter has more than 37 years’ broking and underwriting experience. He was most recently a head of fine art and jewellers block at AXA XL, having been at Catlin and XL Catlin for more than 15 years prior to the AXA takeover of XL.

Charlotte Wilson will join Apollo Syndicate 1969 as head of fine art and deputy head of specie. Wilson will report to directly to Panter. She was most recently global head of portfolio solutions at AXA XL, where she focused on strategy development and new business opportunities.

Panter and Wilson will join Apollo Syndicate 1969 upon completion of their current contractual obligations.

Wilson too harks back to the days of Catlin as an independent operation, having been a fine art and specie underwriter and underwriting manager.

Ian Morton is head of jewellers block and deputy head of specie, he will report directly to Panter. Morton joined Apollo’s cargo and specie team in 2017.

Chris Terry is head of cargo, reporting directly to Panter. He has been deputy class underwriter for cargo and specie at Apollo Syndicate 1969 since 2012.