Validus Re is a Bermuda based reinsurer focused on treaty reinsurance. Talbot is a specialty insurance group primarily operating within the Lloyd's insurance market through Syndicate 1183. Western World is a U.S. specialty lines insurance company focused on excess and surplus lines. AlphaCat is a Bermuda based investment adviser managing capital for third parties and Validus in insurance linked securities and other property catastrophe and specialty reinsurance investments.
Talbot Underwriting Ltd ("Talbot"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Validus Holdings, Ltd. ("Validus"), is pleased to announce the appointment of a dedicated team of expert cyber underwriters. Phil Mayes joins the team as Senior Class Underwriter, and Gillian Anderson joins the team as Class Underwriter. Phil Mayes has more than 25 years of experience in insurance, primarily in the cyber and technology sectors. Phil most recently served as Class Underwriter, Cyber and Technology E&O at ANV Syndicates, and he previously held senior roles with Lockton Companies and Zurich Global Corporate. Gillian Anderson has extensive experience in the insurance sector, having held roles at JLT Specialty, Willis UK, CFC Underwriting and most recently ANV Syndicate 1861, specializing in cyber, technology and media. James Skinner, Chief Underwriting Officer at Talbot, said: "As Talbot continues to develop its cyber offering, it is essential that we bring in talented individuals with deep expertise in the sector, building on our studies in this area with Cambridge University. I am delighted to welcome Phil and Gillian to the firm and am confident that their experience and knowledge will be invaluable to Talbot and our clients as we build and refine our cyber offering." About Talbot Underwriting Ltd. Talbot Underwriting Ltd operates within the Lloyd's insurance market through Syndicate 1183. Syndicate 1183 focuses on underwriting a number of specialty risks including marine, aviation, transport, energy, terrorism, political risk, accident and health, construction, contingency, financial institutions, property and treaty reinsurance. Syndicate 1183 has capacity of £600 million for the 2016 underwriting year of account. About Validus Holdings, Ltd. Validus Holdings, Ltd. ("Validus") is a holding company for reinsurance and insurance operating companies and investment advisors including Validus Reinsurance, Ltd. ("Validus Re"), Talbot Underwriting Ltd. ("Talbot"), Western World Insurance Group, Inc. ("Western World") and AlphaCat Managers, Ltd. ("AlphaCat").