Specialist Underwriting with a human touch

Adding value to the process and providing a quality service
to our markets, is our sole aim.

Key Personnel

The combination of a strong and experienced management team, innovative and experienced underwriters and an enthusiastic support team, offer insurance carriers and brokers a highly effective service.

Simon Byrne FCA

Chairman, Pardus Holdings Ltd

Simon was appointed a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Pardus Holdings Limited in March 2016. He has extensive senior management and board experience having held executive roles as a CEO, CFO, Operations Director and Claims Director over the past twenty- two years
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Keith Thompson

Chief Executive Officer

Keith has been involved in the insurance industry for some forty years, predominantly in the Lloyd’s Market. He has been Chief Executive Officer of the Lloyd’s Managing Agency business, Advent Underwriting Limited, as well as being part of the executive team that took Advent Capital onto the London Stock Exchange.

As a founder director and shareholder of Pardus, Keith looks to use his experience in developing the business in line with the long- term objectives of the Company and achieving its full potential over the coming years.

Mobile: 07702 573303


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Darren Stockman ACII

Chief Underwriting Officer

Darren’s career to date spans over twenty- five years in the London Insurance Market. He was the Active Underwriter of Advent Syndicate 780 at Lloyd’s where he oversaw the development of business in such areas as Property D&F, Property Treaty, Marine, Energy, Accident & Health and Terrorism.

As a founder director and shareholder of Pardus, Darren will oversee the underwriting activities of the business.

Mobile: 07903 032234

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Mark Allen

Company Director

Mark has been working within the insurance industry for over twenty years, which includes founding and the management of MGA’s. His experience is strongly aligned to the demands and needs of the UK insurance intermediary market, with knowledge across a spectrum of general insurance products.

As a board member, Mark overseas the strategies and development of UK business including insurance relations, broker engagement as well as operations and underwriting goals.

Mobile: 07958 589653


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Brian King


Brian is a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Pardus Underwriting.

His working career in the Insurance industry commenced in 1966 and for over forty years he held various senior roles in the broking community, including Managing Director of Arthur J Gallagher & Co (UK) Limited and Corporate Vice President of Arthur J Gallagher & Co.

Tamsin Curd

Tamsin Curd


Tamsin has over 20 years’ experience in the commercial insurance industry, underwriting Property and Casualty lines of business.

She has held senior roles for Covea and AXA Insurance; as well as underwriting within the MGA environment.
Tamsin joined the Pardus underwriting team in August 2023 to further strengthen the division, with greater responsibility applied to existing business.

Direct: +44 (0)203 649 6997


Natalia Lodej


Natalia has 15 years’ experience within the insurance industry, underwriting a range of classes from PI to Motor on both new and existing business. Specialising in Property and Casualty she has worked as senior underwriter at Covea, NIG and Hiscox.

Leading the underwriting team, Natalia is responsible for day to day underwriting of property and casualty lines.

Direct: +44 (0)203 649 7006


Will Gleed

Development Underwriter

With over a decade of industry practice, and particularly the Commercial Insurance sector, Will has gained extensive experience working with Retail and Wholesale intermediaries; handling a diverse range of commercial lines spanning across SME and Mid-Market segments.

Will became a member of the Pardus team in May 2024, with a clear focus on enhancing Pardus’ proposition to our broker partners.


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Guoste Barniskyte

Assistant Underwriter

Guoste has held varying operational roles, including compliance, agency management, marketing and office management.

As an integral member of the underwriting team, Guoste supports not only Pardus’ internal underwriting demands, but works effortlessly in partnership with broker partners.

Direct: +44 (0)203 649 7003


Aron Kaushik

Assistant Underwriter

Aron is a Business Management graduate who lends his commercial skills to Pardus. Joining Pardus in 2022, Aron continues his insurance career; with previous experience including compliance, quality control, reporting and analytics.

Whilst progressing to become a Pardus underwriter, Aron is furthering his qualifications with the Chartered Insurance Institute. He is responsible for assisting the underwriters in their day-to-day operations.

Direct: +44 (0)203 649 7007


Owen Chilvers

Underwriting Assistant

Owen joined Pardus in 2024 with a keen interest in underwriting. Eager to excel, he is focused on honing key skills to ensure his development and growth within the insurance industry while maintaining high levels of professionalism and accuracy.

Simultaneously, Owen is pursuing additional qualifications with the Chartered Insurance Institute to strengthen his expertise. In his role as an Underwriting Assistant, he plays a pivotal role in supporting the underwriters, ensuring the seamless execution of Pardus’s operations.