Apollo Syndicate Management appoints Nick Burkinshaw as CUO

Independent specialist insurer and reinsurer at Lloyd’s Apollo Syndicate Management has named Nick Burkinshaw to the newly created board level post of chief underwriting officer, reporting to David Ibeson, CEO at Apollo.

Nick Burkinshaw will oversee the development of Apollo’s underwriting strategy and will be supported by Nick Jones, Matthew Newman and Mark Rayner, the active underwriters of the three syndicates under Apollo’s management. The appointment is effective immediately.

Burkinshaw brings more than 30 years underwriting experience to Apollo Syndicate 1969. Most recently he was chairman of specialty at Fidelis until 2017. Prior to Fidelis, Burkinshaw had a long career at Catlin (now AXA XL), initially joining as a marine underwriter in 1992, before progressing to a succession of senior positions, including group underwriting board director and active underwriter between 2003 and 2014.