London, 2 November 2022: Dale Underwriting Partners (DUP), the trading name for Dale Managing Agency Limited’s Lloyd’s Syndicate 1729, has today confirmed the appointments of Matthew Sims and William Taylor to underwrite a new marine reinsurance line of business for its Syndicate 1729 at Lloyd’s.

Based in London, Matthew will take on the role of Head of Marine and Energy Reinsurance, and will be responsible for driving the development of Dale’s marine reinsurance business. He will report to Dominic Peters, Active Underwriter at DUP’s Syndicate 1729.

William has been appointed Class Underwriter and is tasked with writing innovative placements and supporting Dale’s drive into this speciality line of business.

“I am thrilled to have Matthew and William join us and lead the further expansion of our reinsurance portfolio at a time of great opportunity,” said Chief Executive Duncan Dale. “Both are fantastic additions to our accomplished underwriting team and bring a wealth of marine reinsurance experience and sound technical expertise to our offering. We very much look forward to working with them to build on the independent platform provided by the recent approval of our Lloyd’s Managing Agency.”

“I am delighted to join DUP,” said Matthew. “The entrepreneurial and innovative spirit of the company is very exciting. I am keen to work with Dale’s experienced team to capitalise on market opportunities and provide efficient and effective solutions for our clients.”

Matthew brings with him well-rounded experience in leading and underwriting marine and energy reinsurance portfolios. Before joining DUP, he worked at MS Amlin for 24 years, most recently as Head of Marine & Energy Reinsurance.

William also joins from MS Amlin. He previously spent more than ten years at Gen Re as Senior Underwriting Specialist for Marine Facultative & Treaty Reinsurance. He started his reinsurance career in 1995 at EE Patrick Syndicate 566 (now part of QBE), before holding reinsurance underwriting roles at both Munich Re Syndicate 457 and TransRe.