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Michael Smith

Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director

Michael Smith is a solicitor, having spent his professional career at City solicitors Titmuss Sainer & Webb (now international law firm Dechert) of which he was senior partner from 1990 to 1998, retiring from legal practice in 2001.

He was a corporate lawyer, having specialised from the mid 1980s in the London and international insurance markets, with a concentration on capital transactions of all types.

He has been a non-executive director of a number of Lloyd’s Agencies, including ACE Underwriting Agencies Limited from 1998 until 2004, when he joined the main board of Brit Insurance Holdings plc, until stepping down in February 2010.

In 2004, he was appointed as an independent non-executive director of R&Q Managing Agency Limited (formerly Cavell Managing Agency Limited).

In May 2010, he resigned as non-executive director of R&Q Managing Agency Limited to take on the role of Chairman of the Underwriting Management Division of the Company. He is also involved as a trustee of a number of UK charities.

Latest News

R&Q provides legacy reinsurance for a Bermuda domiciled captive
R&Q provides legacy reinsurance for a Bermuda domiciled captive

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd. (“R&Q”) is pleased to announce the issuance of a reinsurance agreement to assume the legacy liabilities from the Bermudian captive of a US based airline. The reinsurance is written by the R&Q owned A- …

Accredited announces two new program underwriting partnerships
Accredited announces two new program underwriting partnerships

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd. (“R&Q”) is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiaries, Accredited Surety and Casualty Company, Inc. (“Accredited US”) and Accredited Insurance (Europe) Limited (“Accredited Europe”), have recently completed a number of new program partnerships …

R&Q provides legacy reinsurance for a Bermuda domiciled captive
R&Q provides legacy reinsurance for a Bermuda domiciled captive

R&Q is pleased to announce the issuance of a loss portfolio transfer reinsurance covering workers’ compensation, product, auto, and general liability risks. This coverage was written by R&Q’s wholly owned A- admitted carrier, Accredited Surety and Casualty Company, Inc. for …