Meet, and contact, our UK Delegated Authority team below.


Meet Will Morris - Director of Underwriting, UK Delegated Authority

I’m responsible for the underwriting and technical result of a broad book of UK, US, and International Delegated Authority business. Lines of business include P&C, E&S business, Legal Expenses, Cyber, Pet, SME, and other niche lines.

I spent 25 years in the London Market across a variety of roles. Initially focussing on casualty underwriting, both direct and treaty, I then moved into client management and increasingly senior management roles. Prior to HDI Global Specialty, I was the Head of Underwriting for Nuclear Risk Insurers in London.

I hold an LLM from Durham University and an MBA from London Business School, and I’m also an Associate of the CII.

Contact Will Morris: William.Morris@hdi-specialty.com


Meet David Hill, Underwriting Manager – UK Delegated Authority

I began my Insurance career at the local office of General Accident, undertaking a number of roles within the branch. I progressed and trained to become an Underwriter and joined their Global and Corporate office in the City of London, specialising in Property Insurance. From there, I continued to specialise in Property, taking roles at a Lloyd’s Syndicate and then at Brit Insurance.

I have nearly 30 years of insurance experience, of which nearly 25 years are in the London Market. I have developed my experience in this time beyond Property to include other classes of business.

I joined HDI Global Specialty to concentrate on developing delegated authority business. In my current role, I am the underwriting manager responsible for UK Delegated Authority, where our focus is to develop and maintain a sustainable and diversified delegated authority portfolio.

Outside of insurance, I am a keen sports fan, in particular football, where I played and managed for a number of years and I enjoy participating in and hosting pub quizzes.

Contact David: David.Hill@hdi-specialty.com


Meet Richard Marshall, Portfolio Manager – UK Delegated Authority

I spent 18 years in various reinsurance underwriting roles with SCOR and Munich Re, and for the past 12 years I have specialised in the delegated underwriting sector both as capacity provider and with various MGAs.

My role as Portfolio Manager at HDI Global Specialty SE focuses on underwriting performance, data analytics, and portfolio development.

Contact Richard: Richard.Marshall@hdi-specialty.com


Meet Charlie Bush, Assistant Underwriter - UK Delegated Authority

Before joining HDI Global Specialty SE, I spent four and a half years working for Nuclear Risk Insurers Ltd as part of the Underwriting & Claims team, providing insurance solutions for Nuclear Power Plants, Research Reactors, and the entire Nuclear Fuel Cycle.

I joined HDI Global Specialty SE as an Assistant Underwriter at the end of May 2020, where I now handle UK and International Delegated Authority business across multiple lines of business, such as: Micro SME, Casualty, Pet & Property.

I have completed my Certificate in Insurance & I will continue my studies with a view to becoming an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII).

Contact Charlie: Charlie.Bush@hdi-specialty.com


Meet Ryan Gough, Underwriter - UK Delegated Authority

I began my insurance career at Miller, working as a Sports Personal Accident broker after completing their rotational Graduate Programme. Prior to joining HDI Global Specialty in the UK, I spent time in Delegated Authority at the Australian Branch, where I worked with numerous agents across a variety of classes.

I’m interested in working with my colleagues to develop a sustainable, diversified Delegated Authority portfolio, and collaborating closely with our agents to help them achieve their ambitions.

Outside of insurance, I am a rugby, real ale, and travel enthusiast, and endeavour to combine all three whenever possible!

Contact Ryan: Ryan.Gough@hdi-specialty.com


Meet Tamsin Cracknell, Underwriting Operations Manager - UK Delegated Authority

I’ve been working in the London market, mainly as a D&F Lloyd’s underwriter, writing a mix of US and international business across various classes, including Heavy Industry.

A change in role to develop my Insurance knowledge and career means I now work within the DA division for HDI Global Specialty, aiding the on-boarding of new DA clients, plus facilitating and assisting with various projects and working groups. Having the underwriting knowledge means I understand the business needs from that aspect which is an advantage when project managing process and procedure evolution.

Outside of insurance, I enjoy horse riding, squash, and am a trustee for an animal welfare charity.

Contact Tamsin: Tamsin.Cracknell@hdi-specialty.com


Meet Caroline Sijbrandij, Wordings Manager - UK Delegated Authority

I am a dual-qualified lawyer with over twenty years’ experience in insurance, financial services, and regulation. I’ve worked in various roles in the industry in London and Munich as well as having been an insurance supervisor for the Lloyd’s and company markets.

I’ve always liked the techy side of the law and enjoy making complicated concepts simple and accessible to underwriters and clients. My wide range of experience means I understand the different perspectives of underwriting, claims, compliance and legal, and can combine them to deliver clear, practical solutions.

Outside work, I enjoy literature, music and ballet and am a keen gardener.

Contact Caroline: Caroline.Sijbrandij@hdi-specialty.com