New CEO of ANV’s Lloyd’s arm - FREE

New CEO of ANV’s Lloyd’s arm - FREE

ANVANV has appointed Janet Helson as its CEO of the re/insurer’s Lloyd’s managing agency.

Helson will run ANV's Lloyd’s syndicates 1861, 5820 and 779, joining the specialty re/insurer from R&Q.

At R&Q she was director of the run-off specialist’s underwriting management division, and has three decades of London market experience.

In her new job she will be reporting to Lynsey Cross, CEO of ANV Group.

“I am delighted to welcome Janet to ANV,” said a statement from Cross. “Her extensive experience and knowledge of the London market make her the ideal person to take on the role of CEO of ANV’s Lloyd’s platform. I look forward to working with her.”

Helson takes over at Lloyd's from Gerard van Loon, who took on the role of ANV Syndicates’ director of underwriting in 2014 during the integration of ANV and Jubilee, and now switches back to his previous role of ANV Group chief underwriting officer.

Van Loon will now oversee underwriting strategy for the group, including ANV Syndicates and ANV’s managing general underwriter, covering its US and international business.

“We will continue to build our traditional Lloyd’s of London wholesale underwriting platform and strengthen our international retail presence through our MGU, identifying strategic opportunities for the business as they arise,” said van Loon.

Previous Lloyd’s market experience for Helson includes serving in director level roles at Chaucer, Kiln and Crowe.

One of Helson’s priorities will be preparations for upcoming Solvency II regulation, after it was revealed in September that Lloyd’s still considered ANV Syndicates non-compliant with the EU directive, as reported by Reactions sister title The Insurance Insider.

That situation resulted in £2.5m additional capitalisation for the 2015 year, initially applied because of Lloyd’s market concerns about Syndicate 5820’s high acquisition cost profile within its consumer products business.

Her appointment is effective from October 19.

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