White Oak appoints Guillaume Bonnissent as Underwriting Director

White Oak, the Specialist Lloyd’s underwriting agency has announced a number of appointments including Guillaume Bonnissent joining as Underwriting Director with effect 16th October 2015.

In addition Mark Angel is appointed Chief Underwriter with immediate effect. Other senior promotions include Sunjay Patel heading Extended Warranty and James Fleming the FTC/MTC Underwriting Teams respectively.

Guillaume Bonnissent has over 15 years’ experience in the insurance industry. He joins White Oak from Hiscox where he was Head of the Alternative Distribution team. Prior to this Guillaume was a credit risk underwriter at Euler Hermes.

As well as leading underwriting Guillaume will be a board director, pending approvals, and bring his experience to ensure that the company continues on its path of rapid and profitable growth, including the introduction of new lines of business.

John Shepherd, Managing Director of White Oak Underwriting, commented:

“When we set out 5 years ago our desire was that ‘a mighty white oak from a little acorn would grow.’ That oak is looking stronger by the day. Earlier in the year we were proud to be named one of the Top 1000 Firms to Inspire Britain. Now, with these appointments we are confident that the next chapter will be even more successful.  Guillaume, Mark, Sunjay and James are exceptional people leading exceptional teams. ”

Guillaume Bonnissent, Underwriting Director added:

“I am excited to be joining White Oak – a firm that has experienced remarkable growth. I want to be a part of that success and look forward to introducing new lines of business to help drive the firm forward.”