Atrium names new Active Underwriter

Atrium Underwriters Ltd, the managing agent for Lloyd’s Syndicate 609, has announced that Peter Laidlaw has been appointed Active Underwriter, effective January 1st 2023.

The appointment is part of a management restructure that will see existing Active Underwriter, Toby Drysdale, take on an advisory role as Director of Corporate Underwriting Review, with responsibility for consulting the Board and providing underwriting review services to the Group.

Atrium Underwriters CEO Richard Harries said that he was “delighted that Peter has accepted the role of Active Underwriter of Atrium Syndicate 609. This move comes as part of our long-term succession plan. With over 29 years at Atrium, Peter has long been the standout candidate to take over from Toby. Toby has been an exceptional Active Underwriter and we at Atrium, our Names and Shareholders owe him a huge debt of gratitude. I’m pleased that Toby has agreed to stay on and support the business and we’re very fortunate he has agreed to do so.”

Toby Drysdale said that it had been “a privilege to have been the Active Underwriter of Syndicate 609 for the past seven years. After much consideration I have decided to step down for personal reasons. Atrium is a very special company, and I am delighted that it’s approach to flexible working will allow me to continue to contribute to its success whilst achieving a better work/life balance.”

All proposed changes to senior management functions, roles and responsibilities are subject to regulatory discussion and to any/all relevant regulatory approvals.