Barents Re Appoints Renewable Energy Specialists

Barents Re is announcing today the appointment of Richard Bell and James Ingham to lead its renewable energy business. Richard and James will be based in the London office and will report to Chris Charlton, UK Managing Director.

Richard Bell has over 30 years’ underwriting experience specialising in operational renewable and conventional power generation. Richard has a strong technical knowledge of renewable energy risks including onshore wind, solar, hydro, geothermal and waste to energy generation. Richard is experienced in both direct and facultative reinsurance placements whether single or multi-territory. Richard joins from Sciemus Limited where he was Specialty Underwriter, working across the Renewables, Power and Space teams.

James Ingham has nearly a decade of experience in underwriting and consultancy in the renewable energy sector. James specialises in the modelling of renewable energy technology products and has designed multiple analytical tools across the renewable sector with a particular focus on wind and solar. James joins from Sciemus Limited where he was Head of Renewable Energy, running the risk management advisory side of the business.

Chris Charlton, UK Managing Director, said:

“I am delighted to welcome Richard and James to Barents Re. They are renowned experts in renewable energy and are the ideal people to lead our underwriting and business development in the sector, notably in the emerging markets. Their arrival complements Barents Re’s expertise in the hydro-carbon energy reinsurance business which has gone from strength to strength in recent years.”

About Barents Re

Barents Re is a leading independent reinsurance group. Established in 1996, Barents Re has a well-established presence in Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia. The company provides a wide range of niche and specialty reinsurance products to property and casualty insurers. On the commercial side, Barents Re is especially strong in Bonds, Energy, General Aviation, Financial Lines, Renewable Energy, Property, Liability and Accident & Health. Barents Re is also a growing presence in the Consumer arena with participation in a number of Affinity programs.