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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 Cheif Finance Officer - International Operations in 2016.

    DD: +44 (0)20 7712 7686
  • David Lang
    Chief Operations Officer - International

    Team Biography:

    David Lang

    David joined ArgoGlobal in 2015 and has three decades of industry experience in actuarial, operational and general management positions.  Prior to ArgoGlobal, he was Head of Claims at Lloyd’s being responsible for leading the implementation of the Claim Transformation Programme.  During this time, David was also Chair of the Lloyd's Capital and Planning Group, being the body responsible for agreeing the syndicate business plans and capital requirements on behalf of the Lloyd's Franchise Board.  Before joining Lloyd’s, David served as a Director at Ernst & Young focusing on the London Market insurance sector.  Prior to this, David spent over a decade at QBE, culminating with his appointment as Managing Director of QBE Lloyd’s Division and Operations Director of QBE’s European Operations.  He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and began his career at Bacon and Woodrow in 1987.

    DD: +44 (0) 20 3037 9897
  • Jack Buckley
    Chief Pricing Actuary

    Team Biography:

    Jack Buckley

    Jack has over a decade of insurance industry experience and joined ArgoGlobal in 2011 from QBE Re in Dublin. Prior to joining QBE Re, he was an industry consultant with Aon and KPMG in London and Sydney.

    DD: +44 (0)20 7712 7556
  • 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
  • Neil Russell
    Head of Property

    Team Biography:

    Neil Russell

    Neil Russell joined ArgoGlobal in late 2012 to take up the role of Class Underwriter, leading the Direct and Facultative Property team, in April 2016 he was promoted to Head of Property. With over 20 years’ experience, Neil joined us most recently from Brit Insurance, where he helped establish and grow Brit’s Direct and Facultative Property presence within Lloyd’s. Prior to that, Neil spent 14 years at Lexington Insurance Company. As Vice President, Neil’s main focus was underwriting large North American Fortune 500 risk managed accounts. In the last three years, Neil was also responsible for building out the Lexington Property Lloyds platform targeting middle market business.   

    DD: +44 (0)20 7712 7652
    M: +44 (0)7944 632076
  • 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
  • Melanie Tromba
    Head of Operations - Europe

    Team Biography:

    Melanie Tromba

    Melanie joined ArgoGlobal in 2010 and manages the IT and delivery functions for Syndicate 1200 and Argo Group’s international IT organisation.   Prior to this, she was the VP-Applications and Development at Montpelier during their expansion period and consulted to Ironshore on their IT Operations. Before joining the insurance industry, she spent 10 years consulting in pharmaceutical, telecoms and logistics. 

    Melanie holds a Bachelors in Economics from Rutgers University.  

    DD: +44 (0)20 7712 7600
  • 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
  • Georgia Tsiakki
    Risk Director

    Team Biography:

    Georgia Tsiakki

    Georgia joins from Amlin, where she spent six years in a number of risk management positions culminating with her appointment as Risk Governance Manager. In this role, she was responsible for overseeing and enhancing the risk management framework across the Group. Prior to this, Georgia served as an Operational Risk Analyst for Lloyd’s. She began her career in 2005 with Brit Insurance. Georgia was promoted to Risk Director in 2017. 

    DD: +44 (0) 20 7712 7690
    M: +44 (0) 7415 202 117