SCOR appoints David Guest as Head of Crisis Management

David Guest

SCOR is pleased to announce the appointment of David Guest as Head of Crisis Management for SCOR UK and the SCOR Syndicate. His remit includes Terrorism and Political Violence and is effective 24 October 2022. Based in London, David will report to Marie Biggas, Chief Underwriting Officer of SCOR UK and Active Underwriter of the SCOR Syndicate. 

David brings with him more than 26 years of industry experience, having led underwriting teams across the UK and Asia-Pacific (re)insurance markets. He joins SCOR from his most recent position as Global Specialty Regional Leader, APAC & Middle East at AXA XL.

Marie Biggas commented: “David has a highly diverse range of experience and technical capabilities, making him perfectly placed to head up our crisis management team. His understanding of the market, combined with his ability to build long-lasting relationships, will be a great asset to us and our clients.”

Chris Beazley, CEO of SCOR UK and the SCOR Syndicate, added: “We are continuing to build on the momentum of our strong results from the past couple of years. Our aim is to grow sustainably, while at the same time offering our clients a broad array of risk management solutions designed to best service their needs. David is a well-regarded industry professional with an impressive track record, and his expertise in crisis management, terrorism, and political violence insurance further enhances our underwriting capabilities. It is an absolute delight to welcome him to the team.”


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Having begun his career as a Marine Underwriter at Hiscox in 1995, David has since held a number of senior roles at XL Catlin and AXA XL. He was a long-standing member of the Lloyd’s Market Association’s Terrorism and Political Violence Panel, where he also served as Deputy Chairman for three years. Since 2002, David has specialised in War, Terrorism and Political Violence, having developed and underwritten policies for clients in more than 150 countries. 

David holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Bristol and has an Advanced Diploma in Insurance from the Chartered Insurance Institute.


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