Quantum appoints new national manager

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Quantum appoints new national manager

One of Australia’s leading underwriters has confirmed a new senior appointment this week with industry veteran David Jones set to join the team.

Quantum Underwriting Agencies named Jones as its latest financial institutions manager and said the appointment would help the company expand its specialty presence.

“As Quantum develops its platform in Australia, it is vital that we engage talented individuals with significant expertise in their sector,” said executive director Neil Sheppard.

“Having worked in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and London, David has a proven track record of developing businesses and unique solutions for the Australian financial institutions market,” continued Sheppard. “I am thrilled to welcome David to Quantum and look forward to the opportunities he will bring to both our organisation and clients.”

Jones boasts more than 22 years’ experience across both insurance and banking, most recently serving as national manager of financial lines at Talbot Underwriting Australia.

In an email to Insurance Business, Jones said he was most looking forward to “developing an alternative financial institutions market in Australia” for Quantum’s broking network.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to develop a powerful financial institutions brand with good reach early on,” he said. “The ultimate goal is building out the national Quantum business that has a wide range of products with good quality people.”

Jones has also worked with financial institutions at AXIS Specialty Australia and Chubb Insurance, and previously held roles in financial markets at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Citigroup and Credit Suisse First Boston.