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MS Amlin appoints Specialty Heads

 ~ MS Amlin bolsters specialty offering with new business head appointments ~

MS Amlin, the leading global (re)insurer, today announces the appointments of four senior leaders within the Specialty business, who will report to Mark Clements and Andrew Wright, co-Chief Underwriting Officers of MS Amlin Underwriting Ltd (MS AUL).

The creation of the Specialty business follows a reorganisation of MS Amlin designed to support its ambition to become a world-class insurance group focusing on specialty and reinsurance risks.  The Specialty business will consist of five divisions, Crisis Management, Property, Marine, Natural Resources and Casualty.

  • John Roberts-West as Head of Property
  • Laurence Humberstone as Head of Marine
  • Jason Herriott as Head of Crisis Management
  • Julian Samuel as Head of Natural Resources

The appointment process for the Head of Casualty role remains ongoing at present and an announcement will be made in due course.

John Roberts-West will take on the role of Head of Property. He joined MS Amlin in 2015 and is currently Product Group Leader for MS Amlin’s North American and International Property portfolio.

Jason Herriott has been appointed Head of Crisis Management with responsibility for leading specific client portfolios to deliver against the Crisis Management business plan. He is currently Product Group Leader for War, Terrorism, Political Risks and Allied Perils at MS Amlin. 

Laurence Humberstone will take on the role of Head of Marine. He joined MS Amlin in 2015 and is currently Specie Product Group Leader and Regional Manager for Specie, War, Terrorism, and Hull.

Julian Samuel will join MS Amlin as Head of Natural Resources. Julian is a recognised leader in the upstream energy market and has a wealth of experience in the industry. He joins from Markel International syndicate 3000 / MIICL, where he was responsible for all aspects of underwriting and strategy for the Natural Resources business unit.

All five Heads will be responsible for the design and implementation of the strategy and underwriting approach within their business divisions from February 1st, excluding Julian who will join MS Amlin towards the end of February.

Tom Clementi, CEO MS Amlin Underwriting Ltd said: “I am delighted to announce the appointments of these senior leaders who will be responsible for heading up MS Amlin’s new Specialty divisions. The promotions of John, Laurence and Jason are evidence of the deep bench of talent and expertise already present within the MS Amlin team, while Julian’s appointment demonstrates our ability to continue to attract leading industry talent.

“The Specialty business will bring together our marine, property and casualty insurance teams to form part of a global specialty franchise across London, the Middle East, the Far East and continental Europe.  Under the new structure we aim to provide a more holistic view of risk for our clients by bringing all specialty capabilities under one roof.  I am pleased to have such a wealth of talent to support the business.” 

Note to editors:

For more information please contact the Media team:

MS Amlin, Ngozi Emeagi – (0)207 746 1097

FTI Consulting, Kit Dunford / Colette La Pointe – (0)20 3727 1143 / 1709


About MS Amlin

MS Amlin is a leading global (re)insurer, part of the global top-10 insurance group MS&AD, with operations in the Lloyd’s, UK, Continental European and Bermudian markets. With a 300-year record and c.1,800 people in 23 locations worldwide, we deliver a quality service for businesses facing the most complex and demanding risks. Our role places us at the forefront of the Property & Casualty, Marine and Reinsurance markets.

We are experts in underwriting, with both technical capability and deep knowledge of the areas we insure. Our claims service aims to set the industry reference point for quality, with efficient, fair and timely claims management.