MacDonald and Hennessey to lead Property D&F and Delegated at IQUW

Property Speciality insurer and reinsurer IQUW has announced the promotion of Robbie MacDonald to Head of Property Direct and Facultative (D&F), and Tom Hennessey to Head of Property, Delegated Authority (DA).

Both based in London, they will report to Steven Tebbutt, Active Underwriter at IQUW.

“I am delighted to promote Robbie and Tom into their new roles to work with our brokers and continue to develop our property portfolio,” said Tebbutt. “Their appointments will help us deliver consistency and retain our lead capability – particularly as we enter an important renewal season – and develop our proposition as we continue to invest in technology, data and analytics to help empower our team through real-time access to valuation, mapping, and risk scoring metrics.”

MacDonald, who has been promoted from his role of Lead Underwriter, Property D&F, started his career at Marsh in 2007 in London. He then spent 12 years in underwriting roles at both Tokio Marine Kiln and Tokio Marine HCC before joining IQUW in 2021.

Hennessey started his career in 2005 at Price Forbes & Partners as an insurance broker in the Property team. After nine years, he moved to be a Property Underwriter at Hiscox where he stayed for 6 years before moving to Arcus Syndicate in 2020. When Arcus was acquired by IQUW in 2021, he became IQUW’s Lead Underwriter, Property DA.

MacDonald and Hennessey will be ably supported by the wider IQUW Property team, including Lead Underwriter John Brown, who has over 20 years’ experience in the property insurance industry, and Stuart Bell, Head of Property Claims. Both joined IQUW in 2022 and are respected leaders in their fields.