David Leathen joins new Lloyd's operation

Channel Syndicate 2015 at Lloyd's, which is 100% backed by French reinsurer SCOR, has hired David Leathem to head is property division.

He will be joined by a team of underwriters "very shortly", the syndicate said.

"We are delighted that David is joining the syndicate to head up the property division with effect from today," said Richard Harris, Chief Executive of The Channel Syndicate, in a statement. "David brings a great deal of experience in the London Market which will be valuable as we build our Team and develop our business.”

Syndicate 2015 was authorised by Lloyd’s in the fourth quarter of 2010 to write property direct and facultative, accident and health, marine and financial lines for risks incepting on or after January 1st 2011. The syndicate is managed on a turnkey basis by Whittington Capital Management.