Melanie joined ARK Syndicate Management Ltd at its inception in 2007. She is the Joint Active Underwriter of Syndicate 4020 at Lloyd’s. Prior to this role, she was the Senior Energy Underwriter responsible for the Upstream Energy and Renewable teams.
She started her career in 1989 at CIGNA Insurance Company of Europe where she underwrote the upstream energy portfolio as part of a combined upstream and downstream team.
In 1999, Melanie joined Aon. She spent 4 years as a client facing account executive in the European team covering all aspects of the placing process. During her 8 year tenure at Aon, she was promoted to a Director and subsequently moved to the Energy broking team responsible for placing upstream business in the London Market.
She has been an elected member of the London Joint Rig Committee (JRC) since 2013 and is presently Chair. In this capacity, she is the energy market’s representative on the Lloyd’s Market Association’s Marine Committee. She is also Deputy Chair on the Offshore Energy Committee of the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI).