The Travelers Companies has announced that it has made two key appointments to its Lloyd’s Syndicate 5000 Renewable Energy team. Jonny Allen has joined the company as senior underwriter and head of offshore renewables, and Charlie Richardson has been appointed senior underwriter and head of onshore renewables.
Allen began his underwriting career as an onshore renewables specialist in the London market following a stint in upstream energy engineering. In 2013, he joined GCube Underwriting, becoming head of offshore wind in 2015. At Travelers, Allen will be responsible for the offshore wind book of business in the Lloyd’s syndicate. He also chairs the European Wind Turbine Committee and represents the syndicate at several renewable market groups.
Richardson has more than 18 years of insurance industry experience. Most recently, he headed up the wind and solar underwriting book at GCube Underwriting. In his new role, Richardson will focus on the onshore renewable energy segment, including the onshore wind and solar industries.