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Senior Team Appointment Notice with Octane London Market

January 2023

Santina Thomas has been appointed to the role of Head of Octane London Market, the London Markets division of Prestige Underwriting.

Founded in 2014, Octane London Market Limited is aimed primarily at providing the London Motor wholesale market with a solution for non-standard motor risks which may prove difficult to place in the conventional market.

Santina’s career in the Insurance industry began in 2006 as an Assistant Motor Underwriter on the Lloyds wholesale team at AIG.  Santina quickly progressed through the organisation during the course of her 16-year term, earning a series of promotions to a range of roles including Underwriter, Senior Underwriter and onto taking on the role of Lead on the wholesale motor account from 2015 onwards.

Following the announcement of her recent appointment, Santina noted:

“I am very much looking forward to a new challenge, working alongside the hugely experienced, respected and diligent team at Octane London Market and the wider Prestige Underwriting business. One of my key strategic goals is to continue to improve and grow an already profitable book of business, specialising in traditional underwriting methods that provide solutions to the non-standard sector of the wholesale market.  2023 is going to be a very exciting time for Octane London Market and together with the team, we are committed to achieving ambitious targets for growth and market expansion.”

Alison Williams, Managing Director of Prestige Underwriting commented:

“We are delighted to welcome to Santina to lead our London Market business as we continue to strengthen our market position. She joins us with a solid track record and a strong reputation together with a well-established network.”