Ash Bathia

CEO & Active Underwriter

About Ash

As Chief Executive Officer and Active Underwriter at Probitas 1492, Ash works closely with the experienced leadership team to direct a syndicate that is innovative, diverse and built on integrity.

Leading from the front, Ash champions an open culture, welcoming contributions and ideas from across the business, understanding the value this provides to the syndicate, brokers and policyholders alike. He is always on hand to the entire team, encouraging everyone to develop and grow their careers at Probitas.

Ash has 40 years’ experience in the UK retail, International, Lloyd’s and London markets, with extensive experience in developing significant business portfolios in Australia, Canada, Central and South America, Europe, Middle East and Asia. He combines his insurance experience with his business acumen to ensure the syndicate remains focused on long term strategies.

Starting his career in 1979 with Eagle Star, Ash joined 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, after 16 years at QBE, Ash left to pursue his long help ambition to start a new Lloyd’s syndicate. He combined the prestige and tradition of the Lloyd’s brand with innovation, technology and diversity; bringing together a robust team of experts, all of whom are respected in the industry. Under Ash’s watchful eye, Probitas 1492 has successfully moved from a Lloyd’s start-up to an established and respected syndicate in the insurance market.