28-Aug-2013

Former Lloyd’s Chairman joins Pioneer Underwriting Ltd Board

Pioneer Underwriting Limited has announced that industry veteran Max Taylor has been appointed as Chairman of the Board.

Mr Taylor, who began his career with Willis Faber and Dumas in 1970, has more than 40 years of industry experience covering both broking and underwriting organisations. Previously Chairman of Lloyd’s and Deputy Chairman of Aon Corporation’s UK operations, he is to commence his role at Pioneer with immediate effect.

Darren Doherty, Chief Executive Officer of Pioneer Underwriting said:

“I am very pleased that Max has agreed to lead our Board. Pioneer is a dynamic, exciting venture and we needed a chairman whose experience and understanding matches our aspirations. Max’s knowledge will help us take the next steps in building the team, infrastructure, know-how and governance to match our ambition.”

Max Taylor said:

“Leading the Pioneer Underwriting Board is going to be an fulfilling endeavour. I am impressed by the remarkable progress made by the business and the strong underwriting foundation that exists, combined with a compelling, vibrant management team. I was delighted when they asked me to join them to help steer the development of this ambitious, expansive underwriting entity. I look forward to working with Darren and his team.”
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