John is the Director of Innovation and Corporate Development. Having joined in 2000 as Head of Property from the Janson Green Syndicate, John became Deputy Active Underwriter in 2007 and Director of Underwriting in 2015. He was responsible for the early growth of the Property account, which is now the largest portfolio of the Syndicate, before leading the drive into new business classes as part of the diversification plan over the past ten years. In his latest role, he is responsible for the development of the syndicateÃ¢ s very successful Opal online quote & bind platform. He also manages relationships with significant coverholders and external capital providers. John has a BSc from University College London and has been an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute since 1994.