News May 18, 2021

CFC creates new senior underwriting team

CFC has introduced a new layer of senior underwriting management.

This team has been formed to support CFC’s ambitious growth plans and help the executive team to deliver on its mission and strategy. The five new appointments are:

  • Tim Boyce, Head of Professions and Healthcare
  • Michael Brunero, Head of Tech, Media & Intellectual Property
  • James Burns, Head of Cyber
  • Kate Lyes, Head of Specialty Lines
  • Gus Marshall, Head of Transaction Liability

Wayne Harrington, who joined CFC as Head of Property and Casualty three years ago, also forms part of this new senior underwriting management team.

CFC now writes 50 innovative products across 17 lines of specialist insurance, serving over 100,000 businesses in 80 countries.

Announcing these promotions, CFC CEO and Founder Dave Walsh said: “We’ve more than doubled our headcount over the past three years through the growth of our existing teams as well as acquisitions in the UK, the United States and Australia. Over half of our people are now employed across our underwriting teams. They’re the engine powering our continued growth and so it’s important that we have the right leadership in place to own each product line not only to help shape, evolve and implement underwriting strategy but also to play a critical role in the management and oversight of each team.

It gives me great pleasure to see Tim, Michael, James, Kate and Gus all taking the next step in their careers with CFC. They are all outstandingly talented people, real champions of our culture and values and I can’t think of better role models for our younger underwriters to follow. Dave Walsh, CEO and Founder, CFC

The creation of these new roles follows on from CFC’s appointment of CEO, Louise O’Shea, as independent non-executive director in March this year to bring her experience of building a tech and data-led business to the board.