Adrian Ballardie

Adrian is a qualified (re)insurance professional (ACII, Chartered Insurance Practitioner, Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and accredited mediator for ARIAS, (the Reinsurance and Insurance Arbitration Society). He has been working for over 40 years in the London Market, and has experience in underwriting casualty, construction and direct and facultative property business, as well as treaty property business, moving on from underwriting to underwriting management through his career.

Adrian started his career as a graduate trainee underwriter with the Prudential in the city, and moved on in the company insurance market in the city to become underwriting manager and CEO at Axa Re (UK), writing in the same market as Lloyd’s. His principal experience has been in property (re)insurance but he has some casualty experience as well. Since then, he has worked for Tokio Marine Global (UK) as a director and Chief Underwriting Officer, then at QBE European operations as property manager, heading the catastrophe modelling team and being involved also in underwriting competency. Most recently he filled a role at the DUAL Group (an underwriting agency) as Director of Underwriting (Europe) on an interim basis.

He has extensive knowledge of the London Property market and has served on various committees in the Insurance Institute of London and the technical underwriting committee of the IUA, as well as having being involved in arbitration work in the London market.