Antares selects active underwriter as chief executive

Industry stalwart seen as having been a critical part of firm’s success

Antares selects active underwriter as chief executive

Insurance News

By Terry Gangcuangco

Antares active underwriter Jonathan “Joe” Battle is moving up to the top post at the Lloyd’s managing agency. Battle, who started his career at C.W. Rome in 1985, brings more than 30 years of insurance industry experience to the role.

Meanwhile the QIC Group member has appointed managing director Stephen Redmond to the newly created position of group transformation officer.

“I would particularly like to thank Steve for his incredible work with Antares over more than a decade,” commented chairman Ewen Gilmour. “Steve established Antares as an independent Lloyd’s underwriting business in 2008 and in 2010 formed the Lloyd’s managing agency.

“Following consistent growth and having established Antares’ excellent reputation he oversaw the sale to QIC in 2014. The success of Antares is great testimony to his stewardship, and we wish him continued success in his new group-oriented role.”

The new CEO, meanwhile, joined Antares – known as Württembergische at the time – in 2007 before being named as active underwriter two years later. His credentials include time spent at Charman Underwriting, ACE, and AXIS.

“Joe has been a critical part of Antares’s success since its inception in 2008,” noted Gilmour. “As active underwriter he has overseen growth into diverse and profitable lines, and cemented our reputation for quality, and empowered underwriting.”

The chair described Battle’s tenure at Antares as having been exceptional, adding that the Lloyd’s managing agency is heading into the next stage of its evolution and growth.


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