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Management Team

Our senior management team is committed to being a step ahead of the
market, providing innovative, specialist products and outstanding claims
service. Each member of the team works closely with our underwriters,
Argo Group colleagues, brokers, clients and regulators.

Governance is paramount to us. Our team is complemented by non-executive directors with a wealth of experience in the Lloyd’s and company markets

  • Dominic Kirby
    Managing Director

    Team Biography:

    Dominic Kirby

    Dominic brings more than 25 years of industry experience to his role, including previous service as head of Ariel Re U.K. Prior to joining Ariel Re in 2015, he was managing director at Torus Underwriting Management Limited. From 2007 to 2011, Dominic served as deputy managing director, and ultimately managing director at Flagstone Syndicate Management Limited. Previously, he worked for Navigators Group Inc., London and Navigators Underwriting Agency Ltd. Dominic became a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute in 2000. He graduated from Oxford University with a Masters of Arts in geological sciences. 

    DD: +44 (0)20 3059 6760
  • Darren Argyle
    Chief Finance Officer - International Operations

    Team Biography:

    Darren Argyle

    Darren has over 11 years of experience in the Lloyd’s market. He joined ArgoGlobal as Financial Controller in 2009 and was appointed Financial Director in 2012. Prior to this, he spent five years with the Aegis syndicate and two years at Euclidian Group. Before joining the Lloyd’s market, Darren spent eight years in accountancy firms culminating in a role as Audit Supervisor at Ernst & Young. Darren was promotted to Chief Finance Officer - International Operations in 2016.

    DD: +44 (0)20 7712 7686
  • Steve Eccles
    Chief Underwriting Officer

    Team Biography:

    Steve Eccles

    Steve Eccles joined Argo Group as International Chief Underwriting Officer in January 2018.  In this role, Steve will continue to expand our international platforms and further establish our position as a leading specialty lines insurer, working alongside Axel Schmidt, Group Chief Underwriting officer and Frank Mike-Mayer, U.S. CUO, to drive the Argo Group underwriting strategy, optimize profitable growth and underwriting margin.
    With more than 30 years of industry experience, Steve joined Argo from Travelers Insurance where he served as the active underwriter of syndicate 5000 and a director on both the Insurance Company Limited and Syndicate Management Limited boards. He currently serves as an elected director on the board of the Lloyd’s Market Association.

    DD: +44 (0) 20 7712 7624
  • Katie MacGregor
    Head of Claims

    Team Biography:

    Katie MacGregor

    Katie joins ArgoGlobal from Liberty Mutual where she has worked for the last 12 years in positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as Deputy Head of Claims and Head of the Commercial Lines Claims Division for Liberty Specialty Markets. Prior to this role, she was Head of Claims for Liberty Mutual Insurance Europe, managing a team of 50 claims professionals located in the London, UK Regional and European offices, covering a wide range of products spanning Financial/Professional Lines, Casualty, Specialty, Property, Energy, Construction and Aviation. Katie also served as Claims Operations Manager and was an instrumental part of the project management team that led Liberty International Underwriters’ global claims transformation with the introduction of a new claims system. Katie is a solicitor by training and began her career in private practice where she worked for 10 years at Kennedys and Pinsents, specialising primarily in Professional Indemnity and general insurance coverage disputes.

    DD: +44 (0) 20 7712 7533
  • Steve O'Gorman
    Head of Marine and Energy

    Team Biography:

    Steve O'Gorman

    Steve brings more than three decades of marine insurance experience to ArgoGlobal. He joins from CNA Insurance where he served, most recently, as European Underwriting Director – Transport & Logistics. In this role, he was responsible for building and launching an underwriting department, which quickly grew to a team of nine underwriters writing over $20m in premium. Prior to this, he served as European Underwriting Director for the renewable energy department. Steve began his insurance career in 1984 as a Marine Hull, Cargo and Liability Broker at Sedgwick, progressing to Associate Director of the Cargo division before joining CNA as a Senior Underwriter for marine cargo in 1997.

    DD: +44 (0)20 7712 7694
    M: +44 (0)7931 865 013
  • Ryan Barnes
    Head of Casualty

    Team Biography:

    Ryan Barnes

    Ryan Barnes has over a decade of experience and joined ArgoGlobal in early 2011 from Lloyd’s Syndicate Marketform, where he wrote UK and International professional indemnity business.

    DD: +44 (0)20 7712 7571
    M: +44 (0)7956 237 945
  • John Moffatt
    Head of Specialty

    Team Biography:

    John Moffatt

    John Moffat joined ArgoGlobal in August 2010 to take up the role of Class Underwriter for Personal Accident. Having worked in the Lloyd’s and London Market for over 15 years, John has spent the last eight years specializing in international direct and facultative and cover holder business. Prior to joining ArgoGlobal, John worked for QBE Europe operations managing their personal accident portfolio.

    DD: +44 (0)20 7712 7632
    M: +44 (0)7539 233763
  • Ewelina Kudla
    Marketing and Distribution Manager

    Team Biography:

    Ewelina Kudla

    Ewelina Kudla joined ArgoGlobal in 2014 and is responsible for business distribution,  marketing and communications for Syndicate 1200. She joined ArgoGlobal from Chaucer and prior to that worked with Antares both in London and Bermuda.

    DD: +44 (0) 20 3037 9853
  • Vicky Lefevre
    Head of HR - EMEA

    Team Biography:

    Vicky Lefevre

    Vicky Lefevre joined ArgoGlobal in May 2004 and manages the HR function for Syndicate 1200 in addition to overseeing the HR functions for Argo Group’s European and Middle Eastern operations. 

    Vicky graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2002 with a BA Hons in German and Hispanic Studies and is a Chartered Member of the CIPD.

    DD: +44 (0)20 7712 7600
  • Seema Bradbury
    Chief Risk Officer

    Team Biography:

    Seema Bradbury

    Seema Bradbury has over 17 years of experience in the Lloyd’s market. She joined ArgoGlobal as Head of Risk EMEA in April 2018 and has responsibility for the Risk Management Framework for the region. Prior to joining Argo, she held risk management positions at Miller Insurance Services LLP, Beazley plc and Lloyd’s of London. Seema is a qualified Chartered Accountant and trained at PKF Littlejohn in London in their Financial Services division. During her career she has worked in London, Hong Kong and Brussels in a variety of risk and audit roles. 

    DD: +44 (0) 20 3037 9850
  • Toby Mills
    Head of Compliance, EMEA

    Team Biography:

    Toby Mills

    Toby Mills has nearly a decade of compliance experience in the insurance sector. He joined Argo when the Ariel Re business was acquired by Argo in 2017. At Ariel Re he was responsible for all aspects of the management of the London operation in terms of regulatory, compliance and company secretarial requirements.

    Prior to joining Ariel Re in 2016 he was the Compliance Officer and Company Secretary at R&Q Managing Agency Limited having joined that business in 2011.  

    DD: +44 (0) 20 3059 6777