UK-based Barbican has appointed Jacqueline Wiffen as upstream energy class underwriter to syndicate 1955, with immediate effect. She will report to Olivier Decombes, divisional head of energy, power and utilities. Decombes noted that Wiffen would bring more than 15 years of insurance industry experience to Syndicate 1955, including 12 years working specifically in the energy sector. Most recently she was class underwriter for upstream energy at XL Catlin, having taken up that role in July 2014. Prior to this she was regional director, Asia Pacific, for power, energy and construction at Lockton (Singapore) and energy underwriter at Catlin (Singapore).