Neila Buurman joins Probitas 1492 as CUO, Casualty

New Lloyd’s syndicate Probitas 1492 has appointed Neila Buurman as Chief Underwriting Officer, heading up their Casualty team.

Buurman joins Probitas 1492 on 9 May with responsibility for the syndicate’s Casualty underwriting including UK and International Liability, Professional Indemnity, Management Liability and Financial Institutions. The team writes a diverse book of SME to commercial and large corporate risks, both on a direct and facultative basis.

Beginning her insurance career almost thirty years ago at Heath Fielding Insurance brokers, Buurman joined QBE in 2000 as an International Liability Underwriter. In 2014 she was appointed Director of International Casualty, in addition to regional responsibility for Middle East and Canada.

Ash Bathia, CEO of Probitas Syndicate 1492, commented “I have known Neila for a long time and have no doubt that she will lead our Casualty team to great success. She brings with her a unique combination of exceptional leadership skills, underwriting and technical expertise and experience and, importantly, an open-minded approach that differentiates Probitas within the marketplace.”