We use our decades of combined experience and expertise to offer a dedicated, bespoke service to a wide range of businesses in the sports, leisure and entertainment industries. This is supported with a well resourced claims team with expertise in the class.

The COVID-19 crisis has had a devastating impact on the contingency market, forcing market conditions to change rapidly while our target Clients across all areas of the sports leisure and entertainment industries are trying to rebuild their business. We recognise that now more than ever we need to use our expertise and creativity to work with Brokers and Clients, to provide the right cover, at the right price.

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Mark Symons

Senior Underwriter

I have been active in the Contingency market since 1991, first as a broker before moving to Underwriting the class in 2000; the last 16 years being at Beazley.

Convex is an exciting place to be. It’s the right time to enter this business sector – the management at Convex clearly have a long and successful history, understand Contingency business and the importance of building a long-term sustainable and profitable account.

Luke Killeya

Senior Underwriter

I’ve been an underwriter in the London market for over 15 years and focused on contingency for the past ten; most recently in the team at AXA XL for five years.

Joining the exciting team at Convex was a great opportunity. It’s got the best underwriters in the market: they’re really forward-thinking and creative. The chance to build a successful crisis management department in this environment, and with Mark and James, was an opportunity I couldn’t turn down.

How we work

We stand out in a crowded market for having an experienced team that’s dedicated to the class. Currently, we have over 30 years of combined experience and we plan to add to it soon.

This experience and expertise gives us the creativity and confidence to consider a broad range of risk in all aspects of the class. We can now also offer Event Liability cover, making us a one-stop-shop for event organisers who need PL and EL alongside Cancellation insurance.

The nature of our work also brings us into contact with clients who need terrorism and political violence cover. Sitting within a wider crisis management means we have that expertise on tap, along with access to an in-house risk security expert to help us understand the wider context of that risk. On top of that, we benefit from Convex’s data-driven approach, which allows us to develop own view on a risk – not just follow the market.

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Who we do business with

We cater for clients in all sub-classes of contingency. Event cancellation is our biggest area – from conferences and trade shows to theatre and sporting events. We also cover non-appearance, prize indemnity and film and advertising production.

We have strong relationships with brokers, and work closely with them to design bespoke services that fit our clients’ needs. Whoever we’re working with, we aim to build long-term relationships, and continually strive to improve the quality of the products and service we offer.

But whoever we’re working with, we aim to build long-term relationships, and continually strive to improve the quality of the products and service we offer.

Heads of business

James Hannan
Head of Crisis Management
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Michael Jordan
Senior Underwriter – Crisis Management
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Luke Killeya
Senior Underwriter – Crisis Management
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Amy Henry
Underwriter – Crisis Management
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Alexander Vivian
Trainee Underwriter
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Mark Symons
Senior Underwriter – Crisis Management
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