Meet the Team

We are a team of dedicated professionals, ready to do what ever it takes to improve your project, mitigate risk and enhance financial return

Julian Richardson

Julian Richardson

Founder

Julian Richardson started his career in the re/insurance sector in 1992. He was a producing broker at Marsh focusing on oil and gas business in the Middle East and Africa. He helped lead the development of products and business opportunities within the carbon market for the wider MMC group of companies which included Marsh, Mercer & Putnam. In 2004 he joined GE Insurance Solutions and was a senior underwriting risk manager responsible for the energy and marine portfolio of the Global Markets business. He was a member of the Global Market executive committee and was the FSA approved person for the London legal entity. In 2006 Julian founded Parhelion.

Julian has an MBA from Cranfield School of Management where his dissertation was on Carbon Trading Risk. He is a Research Associate at Texas A&M University, Geochemical and Environmental Research Group. See: http://gerg.tamu.edu/people/science-team/index.html

He has spoken at numerous international conferences on risk management and climate change insurance.

Dr Anthony Knap

Dr Anthony Knap

Director

Dr. Knap is currently the James R. Whatley Endowed Chair in Geosciences, Professor of Oceanography and Director, Geochemical and Environmental Research Group at Texas A&M University. His expertise is in the intersection between business and science and especially the affect on regional and global climate on meteorological events and how these changes affect business. Eighteen years ago Knap founded the Risk Prediction Initiative, a partnership between the science community and the Insurance industry providing essential information on natural disasters (tropical cyclones, floods, tornadoes, hail, fire and geo-hazards), and their effect on the business of risk. Dr. Knap is on the Board of Board of Shoreline Mutual (Bermuda) Ltd. and Arvak Ltd. which are financial pollution guarantee companies for ship owners worldwide. Until its sale to Validus Re, he was on the Board of Flagstone Reinsurance, a NYSE listed property catastrophe re-insurer. He was on the Board of the Offshore Energy Institute in the US. Dr. Knap was President, Director and Senior Research Scientist at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) for 25 years. He is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications in the environment and climate and is a current member of the Steering Committee of the Global Ocean Observing system of the UN.

Kate Brown

Kate Brown

Assistant Underwriter

Kate has 15 years’ experience as a Company Secretary, training with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and working for blue chip companies such as Kingfisher and RELX (formerly Reed Elsevier). She has significant experience in driving complex projects and processes and in advising diverse groups of stakeholders, as well as in-depth experience of the preparation and review of technical documentation. Kate has recently joined the team and is using her skills and experience to support execution of Parhelion’s geothermal risk finance solution.

David Foreman

David Foreman

Advisor

David is Chairman and a founding member of Ark Syndicate Management Ltd, a Lloyds of London Managing Agency.
David came to Lloyds of London in 1973 and over a career of 43 years at Lloyds has Underwritten for 4 Lloyds Syndicates never having lost money for his backers. In 2007 David, along with two colleagues, established Ark and after two years as the Active Underwriter, David assumed the role of Director of Underwriting, becoming Executive Chair in 2014. In 2016 David became Non Executive but remained Chairman of Ark.
During his underwriting career David specialised in Direct and Reinsurance Property underwriting as well as holding the role of Named Underwriter for one of Lloyds’ major syndicates which underwrote across most classes of business generating in excess of $1000m of Annual Gross Written Premium.
David has held the positions of Chairman of the Lloyds Non Marine Association, Chairman of the Lloyds Market Association Non Marine Panel and was in attendance at the Lloyds Council for two years.