Key Personnel

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


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

Mark Allen
Mark AllenBusiness Development Officer
Stephen Morgan
Stephen MorganSenior UK Underwriter
Guoste Barniskyte
Guoste BarniskyteOffice Co-Ordinator