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The combination of a strong and experienced management team, innovative and experienced underwriters and an enthusiastic support team, offer insurance carriers and brokers a highly effective service.

Simon Byrne FCA
Simon Byrne FCAChairman, Pardus Holdings Ltd

Simon was appointed a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Pardus Holdings Limited in March 2016. He has extensive senior management and board experience having held executive roles as a CEO, CFO, Operations Director and Claims Director over the past twenty- two years.

Brian King
Brian KingNon-Executive Director, Pardus Holdings Ltd

Brian was appointed a Non-Executive Director of Pardus Holdings Limited in March 2016. His working career in the Insurance industry commenced in 1966 and during the next forty- two years he held various senior roles in the broking community, including Managing Director of Arthur J Gallagher & Co (UK) Limited and Corporate Vice President of Arthur J Gallagher &Co.

Keith Thompson
Keith ThompsonChief Executive Officer

Keith has been involved in the insurance industry for some forty years, predominantly in the Lloyd’s Market. He has been Chief Executive Officer of the Lloyd’s Managing Agency business, Advent Underwriting Limited, as well as being part of the executive team that took Advent Capital onto the London Stock Exchange.

As a founder director and shareholder of Pardus, Keith looks to use his experience in developing the business in line with the long- term objectives of the Company and achieving its full potential over the coming years.

Direct Line: +44 (0)203 735 1602

Email: keith.thompson@pardusunderwriting.com

Darren Stockman ACII
Darren Stockman ACIIChief Underwriting Officer

Darren’s career to date spans over twenty- five years in the London Insurance Market. He was the Active Underwriter of Advent Syndicate 780 at Lloyd’s where he oversaw the development of business in such areas as Property D&F, Property Treaty, Marine, Energy, Accident & Health and Terrorism.

As a founder director and shareholder of Pardus, Darren will oversee the underwriting activities of the business as it develops and look at new opportunities which fit the business strategy of the Company.

Direct Line: +44 (0)203 735 1603


Wayne Paternoster
Wayne PaternosterBusiness Development Officer

Wayne has been involved in the insurance industry for over twenty- five years. In recent times Wayne was the Managing Director of Markel’s Specialty Division in London where he oversaw the development of various key business areas such as Contingency, Accident and Health, Property D&F, Property Treaty, Motor and Financial Institutions.

As well as developing the Contingency business, Wayne will be integral to the Pardus management team that continues to identify new opportunities either in existing or new lines of business.

Direct Line: +44 (0) 203 735 1613

Email: wayne.paternoster@pardusunderwriting.com

Phil Cottle Msc. BSc (Hons)
Phil Cottle Msc. BSc (Hons)Senior Agriculture Underwriter

Phil has been involved in a wide spectrum of business initiatives involving agricultural products for over thirty- five years. His career to date includes Senior Lecturer at Lincolnshire College of Agriculture & Horticulture, Senior Consultant at Partner Re Agricultural Services Limited and Managing Director of ForestRe Limited.

Phil’s areas of specialisation include Agriculture insurance programme design operation and global insurance of forestry and non-timber products.

Direct Line: +44 (0) 203 735 1608

Email: phil.cottle@pardusunderwriting.com

Chris Dale ACII
Chris Dale ACIISenior Accident and Health Underwriter

Chris has over twenty years experience in the London non-marine insurance and reinsurance market.

His career to date has spanned the Company and Lloyd’s markets and more recently, before joining Pardus, Chris was a Senior Underwriter with Aspen, developing a worldwide Accident and Health portfolio.

Direct Line: +44 (0)203 735 1615

Email: chris.dale@pardusunderwriting.com

Matthew Edwards
Matthew EdwardsSenior Property Underwriter

Matthew’s career to date has been in the Lloyd’s Broking community where he has held key positions within highly reputable companies, including the likes of Aon Benfield. In recent times, he was the Managing Director of THB Global Risks and a senior partner of THB Group where his role was to lead the growth and development of the International Property division.

Matthew is responsible for all Property underwriting within Pardus, with the focus being the US and Caribbean.

Direct Line: +44 (0) 203 735 1606

Email: matthew.edwards@pardusunderwriting.com

Support Team

Dan Longden Cert CII
Dan Longden Cert CII

Direct Line: 0203 735 1610

Email: daniel.longden@pardusunderwriting.com

Alex Burness Cert CII
Alex Burness Cert CII

Direct Line: 0203 735 1604

Email: alex.burness@pardusunderwriting.com

Joseph Bell Cert CII
Joseph Bell Cert CII

Direct Line: 0203 735 1605

Email: joseph.bell@pardusunderwriting.com