To support the rapid growth of our Renewables business, we’ve recently expanded our Renewable Energy Underwriting team. We’re continuously working to invest in the capability of our Renewables offering in support of the UK’s Net Zero ambitions. By the end of this year, our Renewable Energy book will have grown to four times the size of the oil and gas book we exited in 2019.
Adam Goddard will join the GCS team as a Senior Underwriter. Adam joins from PERse, where he was a Renewable Energy Underwriting Specialist. Adam will work on our Offshore Wind proposition, which launched at the beginning of the year and has quickly grown and established itself as a significant player in the market. Adam will also support across our Onshore Renewable Energy portfolio, given his many years of experience in the sector.
Jasper Darrington has joined the Renewables team as Assistant Underwriter, Renewable Energy. Jasper joins Aviva from Apollo, where he was Assistant Underwriter in its Energy team.
The third appointment is Charlotte Penny, an internal promotion, to Assistant Underwriter. Charlotte’s appointment reflects the strong career opportunities that exist in our GCS and Renewables teams and further supports the growth of our Renewables portfolio.
This takes our Renewables underwriting team to nine. All new appointments will report into Vicky Kent, Head of Renewable Energy and Engineering.
We have a team dedicated to Renewable Energy Risk Management, led by Tariq Dawood. The team has made two new hires as we continue to build on our risk management capability in the Renewables sector. Isla Rogers and Adrien Dorleans both join as Renewable Energy Risk Consultants and will work across a number of renewable energy projects.
Speaking about the new hires across the Renewable Energy Underwriting and Risk Management teams, Vicky said:
“Since launching our Offshore Wind proposition at the beginning of the year, Aviva has gained traction with key brokers and developers and continues to grow from strength to strength while demonstrating our commitment to supporting the UK’s energy transition. The new hires that we’ve announced in our Underwriting and Risk Management teams builds on Aviva’s already-strong capability in the Offshore and Onshore Renewable Energy markets. We are well-positioned for continued growth in the Renewables market.”
To find out more about our Renewables Proposition, visit our dedicated page: Renewable energy insurance - Aviva