30 years’ experience of underwriting, sales, development, relationship management

The Underwriter

Gordon Steward has over 30 years’ experience of underwriting, sales, development, relationship management and channel management in London & Lloyd’s Markets, International Markets and the UK retail market.

His most recent role was Head of Forestry at Castel Specialty. Previously he had researched all aspects of the forestry industry and then launched a lineslip with the support of Catlin Syndicate 2003 to provide a unique global forestry insurance solution. He was then hired by the syndicate where he ran a very successful and highly profitable book of forestry business for some 4 years. Gordon then went on to establish a highly profitable forestry department at IGI, including back office support function. In 2016, the opportunity then arose for Gordon to join Castel.

Prior to this, recent positions included; Development Underwriting Director of Forest Re and Head of Broker Relations, Market Management and Communications at Allianz Global Corporate and Speciality and UK development manager at QBE.

Having launched Weald Risk Partners, his current responsibilities include underwriting, controlling the production, management and execution of the business plan, development and penetration of forest insurance products into the global forestry, forest finance and investment sectors. This has been achieved in partnership with the international broking network.

Gordon Steward – Senior Partner
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