Brit welcomes trade veterans to North American workforce


The specialty insurer and reinsurer Brit Ltd has strengthened its open market property division in North America with two new hires.

James Allchorne and Laura Wells took up their respective positions as Senior Underwriters and Underwriters on January 4th. Both employees report to Neil Russell, the class underwriter of the North American Open Market Property team.

Allchorne joined the company from Hiscox, where he worked as a property underwriter. He began his career at Argo Syndicate 1200 where he held several underwriting positions. Allchorne also served as an advisor to the World Bank’s disaster risk finance and insurance team.

Wells now has 20 years of experience in direct and facultative underwriting of commercial real estate. She previously worked as a Senior Wholesale Underwriter at Aviva. Throughout her career, Wells has also held underwriting positions at several industry giants, including commercial real estate positions at MS Amlin, WR Berkley and Beazley.

“I am delighted to welcome Laura and James to our open market in North America
Real Estate Team, ”said Russell. “With both of them having a strong track record of successfully developing real estate businesses, their industry expertise will enable us to grow our team and offerings as we continue to provide our global customer base with market-leading products and services.”

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