About us

Part of specialty (re)insurance group Aventum controlling $600m GWP globally, Consilium is made up of two specialist divisions. Our UK team provides a wide range of products and services to the UK broker market, whilst our international division offers facultative (re)insurance solutions across the globe. Consilium is an accredited Lloyd’s of London Broker, as well as offering access to the wider London Market and hand-picked insurer partners.

Our Leadership Team

Our leaders combine significant experience, deep knowledge and an unwavering commitment to continual innovation to set the direction of our business. Like every member of our team, they are focused on making insurance better for the thousands of brokers we work with across the globe.

David Bearman

Founder and CEO

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David Bearman

Founder and CEO

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Eng

Speciality areas

  • Leadership Team

David Bearman is the founder and CEO of Aventum Group, chairman of Rokstone Group, and CEO of Consilium.

David developed what is today Aventum Group as an 18-year-old in 1996. Since then he has forged a unique path forward, taking the business from a small commercial retail broker, to a global (re)insurance broking and underwriting business, on course to control $1bn GWP by 2023.

On this 25-year journey to date, David has been at the heart of both the London market broking and MGA scenes, founding successful brands in sectors of these markets where he sees opportunity.

Alongside his experience placing and underwriting reinsurance and insurance products, schemes and delegated authority arrangements, he has also established and developed many of these products. These include Property, Casualty, Motor Fleet, Plant & Equipment, Marine Cargo, Legal Expenses, Professional Indemnity, Latent Defects and Extended Warranty, which he has marketed across multiple trades and industries.

He has achieved and developed relationships with numerous global capacity providers, forming an extensive client network with a results-focused approach as a core business strategy.

Most of all though David is an entrepreneurial leader. He has built the Group from the ground up all without external investment, and is constantly seeking out new directions to expand the Group. He looks to bring in talent that shares his attitude to working, and finding new ways to break from traditional ways of providing insurance.

Matthew Pini

Head of UK Wholesale

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Matthew Pini

Head of UK Wholesale

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Eng

Speciality areas

  • Asbestos
  • Waste & Recycling
  • Excess of Loss
  • Contractors Liability
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Manufacturing
  • Leadership Team

Matthew Pini is the group head of UK wholesale for Consilium. Matt is responsible for the growth, development and profitability of the division, striving to achieve this by working closely with insurers and retail agents alike.

He joined the group in July 2015 and has spent a total of 25 years within the London market working for various Lloyd’s brokers. In that time he has forged strong relationships with underwriters that allow for the very best deals to be negotiated and transacted.

When he isn’t working for Consilium, Matt can be found running his son’s football team. He is also a pained Everton supporter.

“I joined Consilium to be part of an exciting and entrepreneurial business that has flourished beyond all expectations due to the hard work and endeavour of a much valued team.”

Christian Warrener

Managing Director

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Christian Warrener

Managing Director

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Eng
Es

Speciality areas

  • Property
  • Power Generation
  • Liability
  • Terrorism
  • Contractors Equipment
  • Energy
  • Treaties / Facilities and Lineslips
  • Group PA
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Christian Warrener is the head of reinsurance at ConsiliumRe. Christian focuses on growing and developing the business into a reinsurance broking force.

He joined the group in February 2020 from RFIB, having also previously worked at Willis, Guy Carpenter and Lockton, where he has gained the experience of working with large company networks as well as with smaller independent clients. He has experience placing all types of accounts from large international conglomerates to small single locations.

When Christian isn’t working for ConsiliumRe, he can be found enjoying sports, cooking and travelling, as well as spending quality time with the family.

"I joined ConsiliumRe as I was excited about the vision the group’s CEO has of where ConsiliumRe can be as an international reinsurance broker, which I want to be a part of."

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CONSILIUM'S TIMELINE

Lloyd's of London grants approval for specialist UK & European wholesale broker Direct Insurance London Market, opening their first city office on Lime Street

After just a year of trading and significant early growth, the team move to larger offices at Great St Helens

First steps taken into the international facultative (re)insurance broking space with the formation of ConsiliumRe

Direct Insurance London Market awarded the prestigious 'Commercial Broker of the Year' award at the 2017 Insurance Times Awards

Continued growth across both insurance and reinsurance signals a move back to Lime Street, directly opposite Lloyd's of London

ConsiliumRe opens its first International office in Miami, strengthening ties with the Latam Market

Binding authority team created, broadening capability to cater for binder placement and management

UK and International operations merged to form global specialty business Consilium. ConsiliumRe takes its first steps into South East Asia, operating out of Hong Kong

Consilium is an Aventum Group company, a global specialty (re)insurance group that operates across both the underwriting and broking sectors.

We make, nurture and grow relationships. We design, develop and launch unparalleled specialist schemes and facilities. And we never accept the standard ways of doing things.

Controlling $600m GWP annually and with 13 global offices, Aventum is the coming together of a group of serious niche (re)insurance businesses under one brand, where success is the only option. We are infectiously entrepreneurial. We strive for greatness and never stop exploring how to do things better.

Testimonials

    “With Consilium I don’t feel like I’m dealing with London. That relationship gives me confidence. They are very approachable and knowledgeable.”

    Wayne Cowley, Director, Packetts

    “Real, honest, up-front guys – men of their word.”

    Robin Smith, Account Director, UK Global Risk Solutions

    “They always make us feel like an important asset, which counts for a lot. Other Lloyd’s brokers forget that with their egos. I’d always recommend them.”

    Natalie Goodson, Company Director, Robert R Goodson Ltd

    “Products are strong and service second to none.”

    Lea Cheesbrough, Managing Director, Movo

    “Consilium are a breath of fresh air and are absolutely leaps and bounds ahead of all wholesale brokers I know, most of which are frankly abysmal in terms of service or abilities to get anything done. Most won’t even get out of bed unless we are pumping in £50,000 cases or millions per annum! “Having been a Director, MD and CEO of various Lloyd’s brokers I have seen how poorly many brokers operate (and still do) and it wasn’t pretty. All at Consilium seem to be cut from the same cloth and are first rate. My thanks to everyone.”

    John Meredith, Managing Director of A L Risk Solutions Limited