Probitas 1492 Expands Property Team with UK Senior Underwriter 12th September 2016Probitas 1492, the syndicate at Lloyd’s specialising in property and casualty insurance and reinsurance solutions, has expanded its Property underwriting team with the appointment of Mark Pearce.Pearce joins the syndicate as Senior Underwriter, Property, with responsibility for the UK region. He will be reporting into Chief Underwriting Officer, Jon Foley. Foley commented,“The core strategy of Probitas 1492 is to bring new and accretive business into Lloyd’s. This includes global emerging markets, high growth markets in Western Europe and also Regional UK business. Mark’s role will concentrate on the UK part of this strategy and his experience allows Probitas to be a serious player in this market. He will work closely with our Senior UK Liability Underwriter, Richard Beaumont, and Senior Underwriter Construction, Brian Lewis – allowing them to cross-sell business and therefore offer clients a combined package.”Pearce joins Probitas 1492 from QBE where he held the position of Property Underwriting Manager, leading the Southern Region team. He previously held roles within the Combined, Property Owners and Global Risk Managed teams of R&SA before joining QBE in October 2007 to lead the development of a Property Portfolio in the London and South East region of QBE National Division.Pearce joins Probitas 1492 on 22nd September. About Mark Pearce Mark graduated from the University of Central Lancashire and began his insurance career in 2000 as a graduate trainee at Royal & Sun Alliance. His underwriting experience included roles within the Combined, Property Owners and Global Risk Managed teams of R&SA before joining QBE in October 2007 to lead the development of a Property Portfolio in the London and South East region of QBE National Division. While at R&SA, he successfully completed an international underwriting scholarship sponsored by Munich Re, based in Munich, Germany, and is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute. Mark now holds the position of Senior Underwriter, UK Property at Probitas Syndicate 1492.