Alastair Blades

Chief Underwriting Officer

Alastair was reappointed CUO of W/R/B Underwriting in 2021.

His career in insurance started in 1986, working across departments for a Lloyd’s syndicate. An extensive development programme sent Alastair broking in London and New York. He spent 15 years at Beazley as a Senior Underwriter, underwriting the worldwide commercial property account. This account became recognised as one of the strongest commercial property accounts built at Lloyd’s.

Alastair joined W.R. Berkley in 2009 as CUO to lead the Underwriting Strategy and delivery for the newly formed Lloyd’s Syndicate 1967. In 2013 Alastair was appointed President/CEO of W.R. Berkley Syndicate Management Limited.

In 2021 Alastair returned to his role of CUO after successfully leading the business for 8 years.

Executive Assistant
Ruby Karatziola
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