CFC sets up new senior underwriting team

Line-up has been introduced to bolster the company’s growth plans

CFC sets up new senior underwriting team

Insurance News

By Ryan Smith

Specialist insurance provider CFC has announced that it has formed a new senior underwriting team.

The team was created to support the company’s growth plans and help its executive team deliver on its mission and strategy.

The new team consists of:

  • Tim Boyce, head of professions and healthcare
  • Michael Brunero, head of tech, media and intellectual property
  • James Burns, head of cyber
  • Kate Lyes, head of specialty lines
  • Gus Marshall, head of transaction liability

Wayne Harrington, who joined CFC three years ago as head of property and casualty, will also be part of the new senior underwriting management team.

CFC now writes 50 products across 17 lines of specialty insurance, serving more than 100,000 businesses in 80 countries.

“We’ve more than doubled our headcount over the past three years through the growth of our existing teams as well as acquisitions in the UK, the United States and Australia,” said Dave Walsh, founder and CEO of CFC. “Over half of our people are now employed across our underwriting teams. They’re the engine powering our continued growth, and so it’s important that we have the right leadership in place to own each product line not only to help shape, evolve and implement underwriting strategy, but also to play a critical role in the management and oversight of each team. It gives me great pleasure to see Tim, Michael, James, Kate and Gus all taking the next step in their careers with CFC. They are all outstandingly talented people, and I can’t think of better role models for our younger underwriters to follow.”

The creation of the new roles follows CFC’s appointment of Louise O’Shea, CEO of, as independent non-executive director. O’Shea brings to the CFC board her expertise in building a tech- and data-led business.

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