Carbon Underwriting appoints Rob Crocker as Active Underwriter

Carbon Underwriting, a specialist independent managing general underwriter (MGA) and Lloyd’s syndicate, has announced the appointment of Rob Crocker as Active Underwriter, effective April 2024.

An expert in professional lines underwriting, Crocker joins Carbon with three decades of industry experience bringing leadership, insight and dynamism to his new role.

Subject to regulatory approval, Crocker will work closely with Carbon’s existing Underwriting management team – Founder and CEO Nick Tye; Carbon Founder and Chief Underwriting Officer Jacqui Ferrier; and Carbon Founder and Chief Technology Officer Ben Laidlaw.

Carbon Founder and CEO Nick Tye commented: “Rob is a high calibre individual with extensive experience and a proven track record that make him an invaluable addition to Carbon’s team. Rob is a tremendous hire for Carbon, and testament to the very high regard in which our team is held across the market and our ability to attract and retain top talent.

“It is important to consider Rob’s hire as accretive to the existing Underwriting management team. Myself, Jacqui and Ben will all remain actively involved in Syndicate Underwriting matters and now will have more time to focus on new business opportunities and our exciting and ambitious growth plans as Carbon Syndicate. We are confident that Rob’s additional expertise in underwriting will contribute to our continued growth and success.”

Crocker, who has previously served as Active Underwriter & Head of Professional Lines at Everest Re, and held senior underwriting roles with XL Catlin and W. R. Berkley Europe, said: “Joining Carbon is a really exciting move for my career – I have been particularly impressed with Carbon’s data-driven and tech-focused approach to underwriting.

“This strategy combined with the innovative and team-focused culture at Carbon aligns perfectly with my vision for advancing underwriting practices in today’s dynamic market landscape. With our dedicated expertise, a commitment to innovation, and a focus on delivering exceptional results, I am excited about the opportunities ahead.”

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