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Our high profile and experienced leadership team aim to establish a successful underwriting firm combining the prestige and tradition of the Lloyd’s brand with innovation - striving to be a forward-thinking and diverse insurance business. 

Ash Bathia, CEO & Active Underwriter

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Ash has 35 years’ experience in the UK retail, international, Lloyd’s and London markets, with extensive experience in developing significant business portfolios in Central and South America, Europe, Middle East and Asia.

He started his career with Eagle Star in 1979 before joining QBE in 1997 where he held a succession of senior positions, including Chief Underwriting Officer for Property, Casualty and Motor, QBE European Operations and Active Underwriter of Syndicates 386, 1886 and 2000.

In 2013 Ash left QBE to pursue a long held ambition to start a new Lloyd’s syndicate, Probitas 1492, holding the position of Chief Executive Officer & Active Underwriter.

Jon Foley, Chief Underwriting Officer - Property

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Jon joined the insurance market in 1994, holding positions with Marsh and Hiscox, before joining Ascot Syndicate 1414 as part of the start-up team in 2001.

During his 11 years at Ascot, in addition to property underwriting and business production, Jon played an active role in the governance of overseas offices. He was promoted to the Underwriting Management Committee, the Executive Committee, and appointed Executive Underwriter for the London Market insurance business.

Jon has also chaired the Lloyd’s Market Association Property Panel and represented the Lloyd’s Property market on the Lloyd’s Market Association Non-Marine Committee.

As a founding member, he now holds the position of Chief Underwriting Officer - Property of Probitas Syndicate 1492.

Nick Bacon, Chief Distribution & Operations Officer 

Nick Bacon, Chief Distribution & Operations Officer

Nick holds the position of Chief Distribution and Operations Officer of Probitas Syndicate 1492. He began his insurance career at Sedgwick in 1981 before moving to Marsh in 1986. In 2009, he was appointed a Board Member of Marsh Ltd and Chief Executive Officer of Bowring Marsh, the company’s specialist international broking division spanning Bermuda, Dubai, Dublin, Hong Kong, London, Madrid, Miami, Sao Paulo, Singapore and Zurich.
In 2013, Nick joined a legal and business consulting firm focused solely on the insurance market, before becoming a founding partner of Probitas 1492.

Neila Buurman, Chief Underwriting Officer - Casualty

Neila joined the insurance market in 1988, holding various broking positions at Heath Fielding insurance brokers before joining QBE in 2000 as an International Liability Underwriters.
During her 16 years at QBE, she had various responsibilities culminating in 2013 with her being appointed as Director of Canada & Middle East where she was responsible for Property and Casualty business written both locally and in London. In 2014 she also took over responsibility for the International Casualty portfolio, becoming Director of International Casualty, Middle East and Canada.
At Probitas 1492, Neila is Chief Underwriting Officer with responsibility for the syndicate's Casualty underwriting, including UK and International Liability, Professional Indemnity, Management Liability and Financial Institutions.

Antony Dodson, Chief Pricing Officer

Antony joined Probitas 1492 after seven years as Senior Pricing Actuary for Munich Re's Watkins syndicate, and prior to that XL Capital and KPMG. At Watkins, he was responsible for leading the actuarial team and overseeing the technical pricing support for all business underwritten by the syndicate.

A Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and a University of Oxford graduate, Antony is a highly respected and experienced actuary within the insurance industry.

As Chief Pricing Officer at Probitas 1492, Antony's expertise allow us to make informed underwriting decisions and ensure that analytics is at the forefront of our business.


Gabriel Anguiano, Head of Business Development & Strategy, LatAm

Prior to joining Probitas 1492, Gabriel Anguiano spent nine years at Lloyd’s, where he held the role of Mexico Country Manager, having opened the Lloyd’s representative office in 2015.

Prior to this, he was Spanish Latin America Market Development Manager where, amongst other achievements, he negotiated special relations and the signing of Memoranda of Understanding between Lloyd’s and the insurance associations of Chile and Colombia.

At Probitas 1492 he is Head of Strategy & Business Development, Latin America and is a member of the Executive Board. He has responsibility for driving business growth across Latin America in line with one of the core strategies of the syndicate.


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