Rob Johnston named head of marine and energy liability at Apollo

Specialist re/insurer and Lloyd’s syndicate Apollo has named Rob Johnston as head of marine and energy liability at Apollo Syndicate 1969.

He will join Apollo in April and will report to Simon Mason, head of marine and energy.

Apollo Underwriting has moved quickly to replace Howard Burnell, the previous holder of role. Burnell lost his job after being convicted of assaulting his long-term girlfriend outside of their home in Richmond, following an evening out.

Johnston joins from MS Amlin, where he had managed several portfolios since 2014 and was most recently a marine and energy liability senior underwriter.

Prior to that he worked as an underwriter at The Navigators Group for more than six years, focusing on energy liability and offshore energy.

Apollo group CEO David Ibeson said that “our marine and energy liability team has been working closely with clients and brokers on innovative and flexible global insurance solutions.

“Rob’s experience in marine and energy liability will complement the existing team and contribute greatly to strengthening our offering in liability risks.”

“We are very pleased to welcome Rob and we look forward to further growing our specialty lines teams in a number of core business areas, particularly given the improving market conditions.”