Europe – Consulting

Managing Director, SRS Europe

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Current Responsibility

Derek is Managing Director, Strategic Risk Solutions (Europe) Limited and a member of the Board of Directors. He is responsible for developing and managing the firm’s consulting business in Europe, including the provision of captive feasibility studies, captive strategic reviews, technical consulting and risk financing consulting studies.

Experience

Derek joined SRS in May 2020. He was formerly Senior Vice President with Marsh Captive Solutions and International Practice Leader for the firm’s Captive Advisory department in London. In addition to his risk finance advisory experience, he spent over 10 years in Marsh’s captive management practice where he served a range of multinational captive owners and special purpose reinsurance entities. He also led Marsh’s EU Solvency II and BEPS initiatives, the latter in partnership with FERMA (Federation of European Risk Management Associations). Prior to his experience in the captive insurance industry, Derek was a Senior Audit Manager with WHK Greenwoods based in Sydney, Australia.

Education, Affiliations and Professional Designations

  • Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland
  • National University of Ireland, Bachelors of Science (Hons), Economics and Finance

Director of Underwriting

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Current Responsibility

Andy is Director of Underwriting within the SRS Group. He is responsible for developing underwriting capability and services supporting SRS’ global management of its (re)insurance clients anconsulting practices. Andy is based in the United Kingdom and is actively involved in the expansion of the firm’s services in Europe. He also leads the underwriting services provided to Bermuda domiciled clients. 

Experience

Andy joined SRS in April 2020. He was formerly the Chief Underwriting Officer of a large Insurance and Reinsurance group owned by Hochtief, one of the world’s largest construction group where he was responsible for leading the underwriting of both captive and commercial market/unrelated risks. Prior to being CUO, Andy was Executive Vice President at JLT in Bermuda and London responsible for business development and captive consulting. Andy brings over 18 years of underwriting experience, of which, half has been in the captive industry. Andy has experience across a wide range of traditional and non-tradition (re)insurance products and experience in the UK, European mainland and Bermuda (re)insurance and captive markets. 

Education, Affiliations and Professional Designations

  • Chartered Insurer, Chartered Insurance Institute
  • Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute
  • Brunel University, Bachelors of Science, Management