Steven Tebbutt announced as IQUW Active Underwriter

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Property, Commercial and Specialty (re)insurer IQUW has today announced the appointment of Steven Tebbutt as IQUW Active Underwriter, syndicate 1856, subject to regulatory approval.

Tebbutt joined IQUW in 2021, working alongside Chris Wilkinson to lead the firm’s Specialty team and oversee the build out of the syndicate as it developed into a diverse multi-line (re)insurer. Tebbutt will report into David Morris, IQUW Group Chief Underwriter Officer, Insurance.

Tebbutt’s appointment will see a move for David Message who has been IQUW’s interim Active Underwriter since the acquisition of Arcus 1856 in 2020. Message will become IQUW’s Energy Lead Underwriter with immediate effect.

Tebbutt commented: “Having spent the last few months helping IQUW continue its build out, developing new processes and servicing our brokers’ needs, I’m delighted to take on the role of Active Underwriter. Peter Bilsby and David Message have recruited a first-class team of underwriters from across the industry, a team that many of our brokers value and who can effectively execute on our strategy to combine data, intelligent automation and human-expertise to make fast, informed decisions.”

IQUW Group Chief Underwriting Officer, David Morris added: “I don’t know many underwriters that are as high profile or well respected in the industry as Steve. He has been an excellent addition to our team over the last few months and I am thrilled that he will now become IQUWs Active Underwriter, bringing his energy, relationships, detailed market knowledge and strategic thinking to the leadership group. I would also like to thank David Message for his work over the last year in the interim Active Underwriter role. David’s tenacity and focus has helped develop IQUW into a (re)insurer that is already valued by brokers and well positioned to take advantage of market conditions.”