Media Release 20 September 2021


Three senior London Market figures have joined the Board of the International Underwriting Association (IUA), the organisation announced after its annual general meeting.
The new appointments are Claire McDonald, UK and Ireland Managing Director of HDI Global SE, Simon Williams, Chief Strategy and Distribution Officer at Arch Insurance International and Simon Wilson, Managing Executive – Global Strategy for Markel International Insurance Company Limited.

In addition, two existing Board members, co-opted since last year’s annual meeting, were confirmed in position. They are Nick Major, Managing Director UK Commercial Lines at Aviva and Louise Rose, Chief Executive Officer of TransRe London Limited.

Dave Matcham, Chief Executive of the IUA, said: “I am delighted to welcome our new Board members. It is essential that our Board reflects fully the breadth of talent across the London company market and these appointments will bring welcome new expertise to the management of our association.”


Scott Farley
Director of Communications
International Underwriting Association
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Notes to Editors:

About the IUA
The International Underwriting Association of London (IUA) represents international and wholesale insurance and reinsurance companies operating in or through London. It exists to promote and enhance the business environment for its members.

The IUA’s London Company Market Statistics Report shows that overall premium income for the company market in 2019 was £27.633bn. Gross premium written in London totalled £21.436bn while a further £6.197bn was identified as written in other locations but overseen by London operations.