Participation in the Lloyd's
Specialist Insurance Market

Talisman Underwriting PLC - Participation in the Lloyd's Specialist Insurance Market


Chairman - Peter Kenneth Steel, MA
Peter Steel became a Director of Talisman at its inception in 1997 having been a director of members' agent Richmond Underwriting since 1993, and a Name since 1979.

Initially he worked for 23 years in the engineering industry, mainly as a director of Coles Cranes Ltd. and for the last 26 years he has run a business based fundraising consultancy, raising £45m for a range of charity clients including The Red Cross, The Alnwick Garden Trust, the Samaritans and The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society.

Other activities in which Peter was involved include six years as Northumberland County Chairman of the Rural Development Commission, 33 years farming his own land and various trusteeships

Director - David Monksfield, BSc, IMC
David Monksfield became a director of Talisman at its inception in 1997 and is responsible for the day to day running of the company. He was Executive Chairman of Argenta Private Capital Limited, which is members' agent to Talisman, until the end of June 2021. He remains as senior consultant to Argenta Holdings Limited.

He has worked in the Lloyd's community since 1981 and has experience as both a Members' and Managing Agent.

David underwrites at Lloyd's though his own LLP

Director- Paul Francis Sandilands, Barrister at Law, MA (Cantab)
Paul Sandilands became a Director of Talisman at its inception in 1997.

Paul has been involved with the Lloyd's Insurance Market for over 35 years and was, until June 2021 Chairman of Pulse Insurance Ltd.( Pulse),an award winning life assurance specialist, arranging life and other insurance protection products for high risk individuals and groups. He remains a Non-Executive Director of Pulse.

Company Secretary - Graham Hodgson
Graham Hodgson was appointed Company Secretary of Talisman in December 1999.

Graham joined the Lloyd's community in 1972. He initially worked for the Corporation of Lloyd's and subsequently worked as a director and company secretary within the managing and members agency community.

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