Barents Re Expands with Marine Cargo Specialist Appointment


Barents Re is announcing today the appointment of David Burns to lead its Marine Cargo business. The appointment of David Burns signifies a broadening of Barents Re’s business lines in London with Marine Cargo added to the portfolio of Energy, Aviation, Financial Lines, Liability, Accident & Health and the recent addition of Renewable Energy.  David will be based in the London office and will report to Chris Charlton, UK Managing Director.

David Burns has over 30 years’ experience in Marine Cargo insurance underwriting and broking, predominantly in the London market but also internationally in Singapore, over which time he has built a wealth of knowledge and contacts in the core Marine sectors of Cargo, Hull, Yachts, Specie and Fine Art.  David joins from ProSight Specialty Insurance Syndicate having also worked previously, amongst others, for Swiss Re and Axa Corporate Solutions.

Chris Charlton, UK Managing Director, said:

“I am delighted to welcome David to Barents Re. He is a highly experienced Marine Cargo insurance practitioner with excellent technical knowledge and understanding of both the underwriting and brokerage sides of the business. We are looking to grow our business through the appointment of experts with a proven track of record of success and David fits the bill entirely.

“We have expanded into two new lines of business in 2017 with David’s appointment following the recent arrival of Richard Bell and James Ingham to lead our renewal energy business.”



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, Marine Cargo, Life and Accident & Health. Barents Re is also a growing presence in the Consumer arena with participation in a number of Affinity programs.