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Carbon Underwriting Expands Underwriting Team with Trio of New Hires

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Carbon Underwriting Expands Underwriting Team with Trio of New Hires

London: 22 February, 2021 -Carbon Underwriting Limited (Carbon) the specialist, independent managing general underwriter (MGU), today announces the expansion of its underwriting team with the appointment of three new experts.

Helen Wheal was formerly employed at Syndicate DTW1991 for more than seven years within the UK and international underwriting team and she has joined the Carbon team as an Underwriter.

Also new to the team is Theo Cannon, who has joined as an Underwriting Services Associate. Cannon was previously employed at Brit Insurance, where he spent nearly two years as a Delegated Underwriting Executive, before securing a three-month contract as a Property Underwriting Assistant.

Working alongside the new recruits in the underwriting team is Shreeya Joshi, Carbon’s new Associate Underwriter. Joshi joins the Carbon team from Travelers Insurance Company, where her job was focussed on open-market construction underwriting.

Stephen Card, CEO at Carbon, said:

“The arrival of three talented new team members is a fantastic way to start the new year, and I am delighted to welcome them to the Carbon family. Since Carbon was founded, we have grown from strength to strength, and our growing team benefits from a breadth of knowledge, ideas and expertise.

Pairing this insight with the advanced analytics and conclusions that can be drawn from our data-driven underwriting tool Graphene is proving to be a powerful and dynamic combination, propelling us forwards to becoming the Lloyd’s Benchmark for data driven quality delegated underwriting.

It is key that we continue to attract new talent to help us deliver these goals, and I look forward to seeing what our team will achieve over the coming year.”

Helen Wheal, Underwriter at Carbon , said:

“I am hugely excited to have joined Carbon and to be working alongside the syndicate teams. For nearly a decade my work has focused on binding authority business – including the management and review of property and casualty binding authorities – and my new role at Carbon will be to assess ongoing binding authority compliance with syndicate standards.

Working closely with Jacqui Ferrier, Carbon’s Chief Underwriting Officer, my work will include both property and casualty portfolios, with a greater focus on casualty. I’m looking forward to building this side of the business, as together we aim to develop, document and implement business plans for each binding authority.”

Theo Cannon, Underwriting Services Associate at Carbon, said:

“With my recent experience working within one of the Lloyd’s syndicates and the insurance market as a whole, I hope to bring lots of fresh ideas to the Carbon team. Being involved within the operations side of insurance has given me a platform to both learn from and build upon, and I am excited to be expanding my knowledge with the help and expertise of the Carbon team.

Joining Carbon at such an exciting time in its early history is such a privilege, and I look forward to helping the company move forward and achieve its goals.”

Shreeya Joshi, Associate Underwriter at Carbon, said:

“I am incredibly excited to be working with such a forward-thinking and innovative team. My new role as an Associate Underwriter sees me working with Gary Clark, Carbon’s Property Underwriter, to build out a profitable delegated property portfolio.

Prior to joining Carbon, my work was focused on open-market construction underwriting, so being able to broaden my skills and knowledge is a huge step forward. I hope that my experience with generating new business, and my skills with technology-driven solutions will go to good use at Carbon.”


Carbon Underwriting is a class agnostic MGU driving transformation in the international Coverholder market. It operates as an Underwriting and Data Lead with a keen focus on Coverholder partnership.

Carbon is supported by its proprietary technology platform ‘Graphene’ which presents Underwriters and Coverholders with superior data that motivates profitable and informed underwriting decisions. The MGU acts as an incubator, enhancer and springboard for MGAs to encourage accretive and profitable growth, and does so at a market leading expense base.

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