IQUW welcome Bell and Brown to strengthen Property team

Property and Specialty (re)insurer IQUW has announced it has strengthened its Property team with the appointments of industry veteran John Brown as Lead Underwriter, Property, and Stuart Bell as new Head of Property Claims.

With more than 20 years’ experience in the property insurance industry Brown, joins from Beazley where he was Senior Underwriter. Prior to Beazley, he served as Commercial Property Underwriter at Amlin.

IQUW have also appointed Stuart Bell who also previously worked at Beazley, Claims Focus Group Leader, Speciality Property. Prior to this, Stuart was Divisional Head of Claims - Direct and Facultative Property at specialty (re)insurer Sompo Canopius.

“I am delighted to join IQUW at such an exciting time in the growth of the Property team,” said Brown. “I am really attracted to IQUW’s commitment to combining advanced technology with underwriting excellence to provide our brokers with first class levels of service.”

“We are thrilled to welcome both John and Stuart to the team as we continue to grow our Property book,” said Simon Jackson, IQUW’s Head of Property. “Their appointments will help us continue to enhance our proposition and strengthen our lead capability in 2023.”

As well as appointing Brown and Bell, IQUW is also invested in technology to support the underwriting team by developing next generation tools that provide real-time access to external data sources to provide valuation, mapping and risk scoring metrics.

“IQUW is committed in investing in both its people and the tools they use to ensure we offer our clients and brokers the best possible service. The data and analytics tools we are investing in will allow us to continue the momentum of building out a team of well-informed and empowered underwriters, who can price risks consistently and accurately as we strive to become a go-to market for property catastrophe insurance.”