Skuld appoints Simon Neale as Class Underwriter, Offshore Energy

Press release

Published: 18 February 2015

Skuld is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Neale as its new Class Underwriter, Offshore Energy. He will be based in London and will head the Energy team at Skuld 1897, Skuld’s Lloyd’s syndicate, from 9 March. James Leeper will continue in his current interim role to ensure a smooth transition.

Neale has more than 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry and has developed a specialism in facultative reinsurance within the energy sector, dealing with both the offshore/upstream and downstream markets. Neale was previously a senior vice president at Guy Carpenter and has also worked at Aon Re and JLT during his career.

Skuld President and CEO, Ståle Hansen, said: “We are delighted to welcome Simon as our new Energy Class Underwriter. Simon has extensive knowledge of the sector, particularly in facultative reinsurance. He has an excellent reputation in the market and is a great addition to the Skuld 1897 team.”

Neale added: “I’m excited to be joining Skuld 1897, a strong Lloyd’s platform with a strong reputation. The syndicate’s ambition, expertise and leadership, combined with Skuld’s financial standing, provide clients with an outstanding service standard.”