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Alex Dring

Wordings Specialist

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Alex Dring

Wordings Specialist

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Eng

Speciality areas

  • Delegated Underwriting Authority

Alex Dring is the wordings specialist at Consilium.

Alex has several years' experience within the London insurance market specialising in the drafting of policy wordings and associated clauses and bespoke documentation. He has gained experience in roles with Lloyd's and composite insurers, Hiscox, AXA-XL and Markel, meeting production requirements and advising stakeholders of advisory changes to contract documentation.

He is presently fulfilling a role not uncommon to the capacity providers, but relatively innovative in the MGA market, underpinning the importance of product quality, compliant with regulation, and supportive to our capacity providers and clients alike. His core focus is global property insurance and reinsurance spanning a varied client base ranging from consumer business to Fortune 500 companies.

Alex is also experienced with specialist products associated with film, entertainment and media insurance, as well as more traditional product lines including cyber, D&O, energy, equine, marine, personal accident, and professional indemnity.

Alexander Ivanov

Head of Facultative - Eastern Europe & Central Asia

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Alexander Ivanov

Head of Facultative - Eastern Europe & Central Asia

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Eng
Rus
Lv

Speciality areas

  • Property
  • Power Generation
  • Liability
  • Terrorism
  • Contractors Equipment
  • Energy
  • Group PA

Alexander Ivanov is a head of facultative for Eastern Europe and Central Asia at ConsiliumRe. Alex works in our reinsurance team, and is responsible for placing business mostly emanating from Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

He has more than 22 years’ experience in insurance and reinsurance markets, both in Latvia and in the UK, with a strong property and casualty background.

If he wasn’t working for Consilium, Alex would probably be a full-time photographer, however he manages to do both reinsurance and photography anyway.

"Being a part of an independent Lloyd’s broker is a great opportunity to assist our customers with various reinsurance solutions and yet to remain flexible."

Alina Salgado

Account Executive

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Alina Salgado

Account Executive

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Eng
Es

Speciality areas

  • Property
  • Power Generation

Alina Salgado is an account executive at ConsiliumRe focused on property business from Latin America.

She joined the group in May 2021, having previously worked as a reinsurance broker in Mexico City, a reinsurance officer at an insurance company in Honduras, and as a customer service officer at a bank in Honduras.

Outside of work, Alina likes to travel to new places, meet new people, read, watch movies and TV series, and share quality moments with friends and family.

“I am motivated to be the best I can and I want to work somewhere where I’ll have the opportunity to develop my skills, take on interesting challenges and work with people I can really learn from. I believe Aventum is the place I can do all of this, so that’s the reason I wanted to be part of this company and why I would like to build a career here.”

Andrew Sommerville

Managing Director

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Andrew Sommerville

Managing Director

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Eng

Speciality areas

  • Group PA
  • Group Travel
  • Aviation

Andrew Sommerville is a managing director at Consilium, responsible for specialty and aviation business.

He has over 36 years of experience working in the aviation sector, including 14 years at Aon, and 10 years at Marsh/Sedgwick. He joined Consilium in May 2021.

Outside of work, Andrew likes to play tennis and golf, and is just finishing up renovating a 500-year-old house.

“The ultimate reason I wanted to be a part of Consilium was its philosophy and desire to break boundaries. I’m excited by the team attitude and positivity.”

Antonia Good

Delegated Underwriting Authority Technician

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Antonia Good

Delegated Underwriting Authority Technician

Languages:

Eng

Speciality areas

  • Delegated Underwriting Authority

Antonia Good is a delegated underwriting authority technician at Consilium. Antonia focuses on coordinating aspects of client relationships and reviewing new and historical data attached to such agreements.

She has experience working for both a Lloyd’s broker and an MGA. She has also worked within an international non-marine treaty team, facing clients and legal counsel directly to carry out license approvals, as well as modelling in excel expected premium accruals for quarterly reviews. 

If Antonia wasn't working for Consilium, you'd likely find her playing tennis. She used to compete when she was younger. Antonia also loves languages and her long term goal is to be fluent in both Russian and Mandarin.  

“I saw an opportunity that I couldn’t refuse and I am so happy to be working for such a lovely diverse company. To be able to work on complex risks on a day-to-day basis vastly supports my growth and knowledge as a young insurance professional!”

Assad Ulhaq

Associate Director

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Assad Ulhaq

Associate Director

Languages:

Eng
Arab
Ur

Speciality areas

  • Power Generation
  • Property
  • Terrorism
  • Contractors Equipment
  • Energy

Assad Ulhaq is an associate director at ConsiliumRe, specialising in placing business from the Middle East.

He has over 11 years’ experience as an international (re)insurance broker, having previously worked for Aon, RFIB and Ed. He joined ConsiliumRe in February 2021.

Outside of work, Assad likes to exercise, and enjoys cricket, football, and climbing/hiking peaks and spending time with his children.

"Consilium Re has shown strong growth, and the opportunity to build a portfolio in the Middle East and be part of the exciting journey ahead was a prospect not to miss."

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Chloe Norton

Delegated Underwriting Authority Technician

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Chloe Norton

Delegated Underwriting Authority Technician

Languages:

Eng

Speciality areas

  • Delegated Underwriting Authority

Chloe is a Delegated Underwriting Authority Technician at Consilium.

She joined the group in March 2021.

Christian Warrener

Managing Director

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Christian Warrener

Managing Director

Languages:

Eng
Es

Speciality areas

  • Property
  • Power Generation
  • Liability
  • Terrorism
  • Contractors Equipment
  • Energy
  • Treaties / Facilities and Lineslips
  • Group PA
  • Leadership Team

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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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.

Deborah Martinez Ojeda

Account Executive

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Deborah Martinez Ojeda

Account Executive

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Eng
Es
Ro

Speciality areas

  • Property
  • Liability
  • Contractors Equipment
  • Client Services

Deborah Martinez Ojeda is an account executive at ConsiliumRe. She is responsible for property accounts located in Latin America and is venturing into new areas of insurance such as civil liability.

She has worked previously as an account executive dealing with property business in Latin America and as an underwriter technician dealing with professional indemnity, personal accident and other types of business located in Italy.

If Deborah wasn’t working at ConsiliumRe, she would be spending her time developing herself and learning new things such as piano, and visiting other countries and interesting places.

"I joined ConsiliumRe because I got a very good feeling about the company and how the employees are cared for when I was interviewed. Additionally, a good environment and relationships between the team were palpable."

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Hannah Esposito

Delegated Authority Technician

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Hannah Esposito

Delegated Authority Technician

Languages:

Eng

Speciality areas

  • Delegated Underwriting Authority

Hannah Esposito is a delegated authority technician at Consilium within the DUA team.

Her experience includes 12 years within the insurance industry working for both insurers and brokers. Hannah started out in insurance working for Xchanging and has in-depth knowledge of the Lloyd’s market. 

“I joined seven years ago and was excited to join a new and fast growing company and be part of the initial London team to help grow the group.”

Jamie Hayes

Account Executive

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Jamie Hayes

Account Executive

Languages:

Eng

Speciality areas

  • Property
  • Terrorism
  • Contractors Equipment
  • Client Services

Jamie Hayes is an account executive at ConsiliumRe. Jamie works in our reinsurance team, focusing on marine and property.

He joined the group in September 2019, having previously worked for AFL Insurance Brokers, where he was a broker technician in the financial lines and D&O teams. His experience includes extensive training in the use of PPL and other Microsoft applications.

If he wasn’t working for ConsiliumRe, he would be back home in the USA, playing golf and living on the beach in Florida.

"I chose to work for ConsiliumRe because we are a well-connected and hard working group with very good processes and employee care."

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Jason Jones

Claims Assistant

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Jason Jones

Claims Assistant

Languages:

Eng

Speciality areas

  • Claims

Jason Jones is a claims assistant for ConsiliumRe.

He joined the company in April 2021, having previously worked as a healthcare assistant, police constable and claims technician.

Outside of work, Jason enjoys going to the pub.

“I wanted to get back into insurance, and I was excited for the opportunities for growth the Group provides.”

Luis Lain-Abril

Associate Director

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Luis Lain-Abril

Associate Director

Languages:

Eng
Es
Fr
Arab

Speciality areas

  • Property
  • Power Generation
  • Energy
  • Group PA
  • Group Travel
  • Life

Luis Lain-Abril is an associate director at ConsiliumRe. Luis works in our reinsurance team and is responsible for facultative reinsurance business production and placing business focused on property and energy lines, including oil and gas, and renewables.

Luis previously worked as a qualified lawyer for Clifford Chance and Watling & Co. and then as a placing broker for Marsh & McLennan and other independent brokers within energy, property and marine teams.

If he wasn’t working for ConsiliumRe, Luis would be spending his time travelling, trying different foods and listening to music.

"I joined ConsiliumRe because it’s a company that provides freedom to develop my own ideas and an excellent working environment promoting self-improvement and teamwork."

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Miraziz Mirabzalov

Broker Support

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Miraziz Mirabzalov

Broker Support

Languages:

Eng
Rus
Uz

Speciality areas

  • Client Services

This is his first experience in the insurance sector, having always had an interest in it – describing it as the most interesting part of financial services. Prior to joining he had been involved in hospitality management.

Miraziz describes himself as a workaholic, however in his free time he likes to improve his mind and body, enjoying fitness and travelling.

"I joined ConsiliumRe as a broker support, because I always wanted to work side by side with the most competent brokers."

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Neil Odell

Head of Claims

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Neil Odell

Head of Claims

Languages:

Eng

Speciality areas

  • Claims

Neil Odell is the head of claims within ConsiliumRe’s London market claims division.

He joined the group in December 2016, having previously worked as a claims broker and claims underwriter for various companies. He started working in the insurance claims sector after leaving secondary school.

Neil is a keen sportsman and a lover of being in the outdoors, whether it’s snowboarding or sat by a lake fishing with his children.

"ConsiliumRe is a very unique, vibrant and energetic division in its own right and is like no other broking team I have previously worked for."

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Stuart Backhouse

Delegated Underwriting Authority Manager

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Stuart Backhouse

Delegated Underwriting Authority Manager

Languages:

Eng

Speciality areas

  • Delegated Underwriting Authority

Stuart Backhouse is the DUA manager at Consilium. He is responsible for the management of group delegated authority arrangements, supporting the on boarding, placement and lifecycle oversight activity aspects on behalf of our trading platforms and insurer partners.

Stuart joined the group in December 2019, having previously worked in the delegated authority space for a number of firms, including MS Amlin and Hardy Syndicate.

If Stuart wasn't working for Consilium, you'd find him travelling to F1 circuits or concert venues for live band performances.

“With so many mergers in the London market, having the opportunity to join a diverse, complex and technically challenging independent broker, with an increasing brand and MGA portfolio, was an invigorating opportunity to contribute and add value in a unique environment, introducing a fresh approach to the DUA space.”

Will Beeston

Account Executive

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Will Beeston

Account Executive

Languages:

Eng

Speciality areas

  • Property
  • Power Generation
  • Contractors Equipment

Will Beeston is an account executive at ConsiliumRe. Will works in our international property team, focusing on Latin American property and Australian property.

After graduating from Sheffield University in 2014 with an economics degree, Will spent four years at Guy Carpenter in their facultative team, working both on the technical and broking sides.

If Will wasn’t working at ConsiliumRe, he would be travelling and attending live music events. He is also a keen football enthusiast.

"I joined ConsiliumRe as I was incredibly excited about their vision, ambition and drive. It is a great opportunity to be part of an independent broking team that is making movements in the market."

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Nádia Pontes

Broker Support

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Nádia Pontes

Broker Support

Languages:

Po
Eng

Speciality areas

  • Property

Nádia Pontes is a broker support, responsible for processing accounts, creating slips, endorsements, and credit notes, and liaising with clients. 

Nádia joined ConsiliumRe in May 2021, having previously worked in customer service, hospitality, childcare.  

Outside of work, Nádia is a fan of Sporting CP, a Portuguese football club. 

“For two years I was a receptionist for a small insurance company which gave me an opportunity to start training as part of their technical team. It’s fantastic to now work for ConsiliumRe.”

Robert Smyth

Client Service Team Leader

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Robert Smyth

Client Service Team Leader

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Eng

Speciality areas

  • Client Services

Robert Smyth is the client service team leader at ConsiliumRe, responsible for leading the client service team, allocating renewals, slip production etc, and training new team members in using our systems.

He has worked in reinsurance for about 25 years, working in broking and underwriting, and in broker support and team leader roles. During that time he has dealt with facultative, excess of loss, and pro rata across many lines of business, including property, motor, construction and engineering, among others. He joined ConsiliumRe in May 2021.

Outside of work, Robert has played cricket, football and badminton to a high level, and he currently still plays cricket most weekends. He has also added golf to the list of sports he enjoys playing.

“I had numerous calls about the role, but in the end it was the way the company was described to me, what they wanted to do and where they wanted to go that impressed me. I realised there was a lot of passion for what was going on and from where ConsiliumRe started off, it is growing quickly.”

Scott Smith

Account Director

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Scott Smith

Account Director

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Eng
Af

Speciality areas

  • Aviation

Scott Smith is the account director for aviation at ConsiliumRe, responsible for growing the aviation insurance book.

He joined ConsiliumRe in June 2021, having owned an aviation insurance brokerage in South Africa for 13 years.

Outside of work, Scott enjoys exploring the country with his wife and daughter, who are new to the UK. He likes to go fly-fishing, run, play a bit of golf, and cycle some trails in his area.

“I like the excitement and enthusiasm in the air here. I hear people making deals around me all day.”