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Directors & Officers
Liability Insurance

We understand that people with vision need to take risks before they can realise their ambitions. We protect businesses of all shapes and sizes. From the start-ups at the cutting edge of innovation to the companies that influence the world.

Specialising in US, Australian, European and Latin American-listed companies, Directors and Officers Liability insurance can be tailored to your individual needs – covering industries at the cutting edge of innovation, like Biotechnology and Cloud software, to those that underpin the global economy, such as mining and shipping.

Intrinsic to our underwriting capabilities is an unrivalled claims experience which sits at the centre of our Insurance and Reinsurance expertise.

Directors & Officers Liability Team

Ed Whitworth


London, United Kingdom

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Apart from some time in the British Army, I have been underwriting US and international publicly-traded companies for most of my career, with a focus on primary. I spent nine years underwriting at Hiscox before becoming Head of Directors & Officers Liability at Inigo. In my spare time I am a big fan of the outdoors – all year round. I also coach rugby and volunteer as a vaccinator for the NHS.

Tom Ielapi


London, United Kingdom

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Millie Baars


London, United Kingdom

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As an Underwriter on the Directors and Officers team, I offer board and management teams protection for claims arising from decisions and actions made within the course of their company duties. We focus on publicly-listed companies and have international appetite across a broad range of industry sectors. Outside of work, I enjoy playing tennis and planning my future adventures.

Tommy White


London, United Kingdom

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My role as Senior Underwriter in the Directors & Officers Liability team involves underwriting public company D&O for a wide range of clients – predominantly listed in the US and Australia. We focus on primary and low excess layers, and we’re open to considering all industry sectors. I have a young daughter who takes up most of my leisure time, but I also love travelling, sailing and cooking.

Jamie Gallagher


Steve Agutter


London, United Kingdom

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Steve is leading Inigo’s claims department responsible for all classes of business.

He brings 30+ years of insurance claims expertise to Inigo and was formerly AIG’s Chief Claims Officer, International responsible for management of all Commercial & Personal Lines claims across the International & Speciality Divisions.

He also specialises in Catastrophe response and claims handling and will oversee all ceded Reinsurance claims at Inigo.

Yera Patel


London, United Kingdom

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Yera leads our Casualty & Financial Lines claims area, specialising in D&O and Liability claims. She has 20+ years expertise in the US and UK.

She is a New York licensed attorney, formerly in private practice. Before Inigo she held Financial Lines Claims & Underwriting Management leadership positions at AXA XL and Beazley following her role at AIG in the Coverage Litigation and Financial Lines Departments.

She is also responsible for the Casualty Data & Analytics team at Inigo.

Eleanor Simon


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Ellie is our Senior Claims Analyst responsible for handling Director and Officers, General Liability and Marine & Energy Liability claims at Inigo.

She is a qualified Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales.

Ellie was formerly with DLA Piper, focussing on coverage and defence of high value claims across a range of classes of businesses, with first-hand expertise in cross border litigation and international arbitration.

She gained claims experience at AXA XL, with a specific focus on US D&O.

Our Underwriting Appetite




Directors and Officers covers up to $10m USD, CAD and AUD, and £10m as Primary and Low Excess layers.



Worldwide with an emphasis on USA, Canada, Australia, Europe, Japan and the UK.



As well as Directors and Officers Liability, D&O includes Public Offering of Securities insurance.

The Inigo Claims Experience

Visit any insurance company, and you’ll see promises about claims expertise and efficiency. To be frank, that should go without saying.

To us, a high-quality claims experience means so much more.

It’s about appreciating everyone is different and understanding your unique challenges. It’s about building a partnership on the foundations of a refreshingly human approach. One that trusts us to lead the way, take decisive action and be a calming influence – when and while you need us.

And it’s about proactively working to benefit everyone through insightful data analysis and creating innovative, bold solutions based on the lessons learned.

And yes. These core principles are underpinned by our responsive, nimble and expert claims team – empowered to make the right decisions at the right time to provide the best possible outcome.

Because some things really shouldn’t remain unsaid.