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Expert Spotlight Neil Arklie - May 2024



What is your role now since leaving corporate life? 

My main focus is on independent expert reviews of Syndicates and MGAs, looking at the underwriting of cyber insurance but also Media Errors and Omissions, Technology Errors and Omissions and Intellectual Property Insurance. But I am helping a Syndicate to set up their cyber book, and an MGA looking at insurance of crypto currencies. I  have also helped a few other organisations understand insurance, especially those looking at with specialty insurance in the London market.

I enjoy working within specialty insurance and implementing new products including the challenges around Insurers own IT systems. 


How long have you been an expert of Camelot? 

6 months


Area of expertise:-

  • Underwriting specialty insurance

  • Underwriting Controls and Governance

  • Creating new insurance products

  • Navigating complex (re)Insurance Companies


Highest/proudest most recognisable previous role

I was the Head of Cyber Underwriting at the Corporation of Lloyd’s. This involved overseeing the cyber (re)insurance market at Lloyd’s , this included setting a strategy and having common guidelines for the class of business. Those who follow insurance news would have known about the bulletin on cyber war clauses, which was extensively discussed.


How long have you been doing this subject/area?

I have been an insurance underwriter for over 35 years, with a most of that time doing specialist insurance; entertainment, media, lifesciences, technology and recently cyber insurance.


What is your company name?  

AI UK International Limited


What is your LinkedIn profile URL? 


Please can you provide some examples of recent projects/professional high point that you’ve worked on?

I am working with a Syndicate to enter the CY and CZ class of business at Lloyd’s. This included marketing approach, underwriting, strategy and outwards reinsurance, this including using technology to assess the exposures.


What is your unique selling point? What makes your business approach unique?

I have always been good at working collaboratively with multi skilled teams and getting results. I begin with getting an agreement of what the end and good looks like and always begin with that in mind.


Do you have a Favourite quote?

“Seek first to understand, then to be understood.”  - Stephen Covey


Any professional goals for the upcoming year?

I am looking to understand more about AI (Artificial intelligence) and getting used to being a contractor after over 30 years being a salaried employer.


And… Last but not least, how does being an expert of Camelot help you/or add value to your business?

David Clamp was always asking me why would you go back to a corporation and he was right. I chose to join Camelot because of the culture of collaboration and an opportunity to work with true experts.

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