Underwriter, Parhelion Underwriting Limited
Islay began her insurance career in 2000 as a broker with Willis in the London market before joining Hiscox as an Underwriter at Lloyd’s and in Guernsey. A proficient Spanish speaker, Islay focused on underwriting special risks for corporate and high-net worth clients across Latin America and Europe. During her time at Hiscox Islay led the integration project of a newly acquired AON business unit to form an internal broking team, Hiscox ASM.
An opportunity to move overseas in 2008 was the start of almost a decade living and working in the UAE, India and Pakistan, latterly working with the Dubai branch office of Lloyd’s reinsurance broker RFIB.
Now UK-based, Islay will be underwriting and developing Parhelion’s environmental commodities products.