Fortegra turns to industry veteran as chief underwriting officer in London

The executive has 30 years of experience across US casualty business

Fortegra turns to industry veteran as chief underwriting officer in London

Insurance News

By Ryan Smith

Specialty insurer Fortegra Financial Corporation has announced the appointment of David Barber as chief underwriting officer for specialty lines in London.

“David spend 30 years in the Lloyd’s insurance market specialising in US casualty business on both a direct and reinsurance basis,” said Richard Kahlbaugh, CEO of Fortegra. “We are thrilled David is joining the Fortegra team. He is an exceptionally talented underwriter, and he is widely recognised as a leader in his field with a broad base of industry support. We fully expect David to be a meaningful catalyst for continued growth in specialty lines.”

“I am delighted to join Fortegra’s management team,” Barber said. “The Fortegra vision and agent-focused approach were quite refreshing and appealing. Fortegra approaches the market with discipline, they are entrepreneurs and consider each opportunity on the merits. I look forward to contributing across the enterprise and further developing the London office offering.”

“David’s expertise and experience in the London markets as a specialty underwriter provide us with experience and a broad array of agency relationships,” said Mark Rattner, Fortegra executive vice president and chief underwriting officer for the United States. “We are hopeful that David will attract both old and new clients.”

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