Luke Birtwistle, Casualty treaty underwriter, Argoglobal
Before joining ArgoGlobal in 2016, Luke Birtwistle was with Canopius Group, where he served as assistant underwriter for international casualty treaty reinsurance. In this role, he worked on London market and international business across a range of classes, predominantly on an excess of loss basis, including professional and environmental liability, workers’ compensation, professional indemnity, D&O, financial institutions, medical malpractice, motor, retrocession and STXL lines.
Since becoming part of the company, Birtwistle has already made quite an impact across the business. He has been instrumental in the revamping of pricing models, and has developed a broader international scope to the established book and introduced a number of cross-class initiatives to provide clients with a more comprehensive offering. He has also expanded the team’s network of brokers, strengthened existing broker relationships and identified areas of potential growth.
Outside of work, Birtwistle is a participating mentor of the Tower Hamlets mentoring scheme, which provides guidance to young persons through monthly one-on-one coaching sessions. He is a keen cyclist and participated in a 360km bike race in 2015 to raise money for the children’s heart surgery fund, finishing as one of the top 5% of fundraisers on ‘Just Giving’ that year. More recently, he has started training for an Ironman triathlon in July 2018 in order to continue raising money for the fund and also for Mind, a mental health charity.