With 30+ years in the industry, our market leading team have the experience, knowledge and expertise to provide brokers and their clients with best-in-class solutions.

What Sets Us Apart

  • Our solution-led approach combined with strong technical expertise.
  • Our broad risk appetite with the ability to deploy substantial capacity.
  • Our commitment to broker service and building long-term relationships.

Range of Coverage

We provide primary and excess cover across a broad range of areas, including:

  • Advertising agents — commercial advertisers package,
    death and disgrace.
  • Event cancellation — major events; sports; trade shows;
    conferences and exhibitions; music and theatre.
  • Event liability — public liability and employers’ liability
    (excluding U.S. market).
  • Film production — film producers indemnity, property and
    cast buy backs.
  • Non appearance — music tours, theatre, key speakers,
    confidential life and judicial delay.
  • Prize indemnity — probability games, games of skill, games of chance, over redemption.
  • Transmission cover for live virtual events — event organisers if a transmission failure disrupts or cancels a virtual event.
  • Weather — pluvius, prize promotions, cost containment,
    income stabilisation.

Primary Clients, Sectors and Territories

Worldwide coverage across numerous sectors including, but not limited to:

  • Advertisers.
  • Broadcasters.
  • Event organisers.
  • Media companies.
  • Promotion agencies.
  • Sponsors.

Maximum Line Sizes

  • Event cancellation — US$25 million for standard events, US$60 million for major events.
  • Non-appearance — US$10 million.
  • Terrorism and Political Violence for events – US$25 million for standard events, US$60 million for major events.
  • Transmission cover for live virtual events — US$5 million.
  • Prize indemnity — US$5 million.
  • Weather — US$5 million.
  • Advertising agents — US$5 million.
  • Film productions — US$15 million.
  • Event liability — £25 million for public liability, £10 million for employers’ liability.


Chris Rackliffe

Vice President, Head of Contingency and Accident and Health

Direct: +44 (0) 20 3841 1788

Mobile: +44 (0) 7552 591761

[email protected]

Claire Atley

Senior Underwriter, Contingency

Direct: +44 (0) 20 4506 3308

Mobile: +44 (0) 7880 273703

[email protected]

Tom Stoyle

Senior Underwriter, Contingency

Direct: +44 (0) 20 7621 4577

Mobile: +44 (0) 7810 540309

[email protected]

Tom Dobinson

Underwriter, Contingency

Mobile: +44 (0) 7920 020102

[email protected]

Timothy Rolph

Underwriter, Contingency

Mobile: +44 (0) 7876 327788

[email protected]

Alexandra O’Meara

Underwriter, Contingency

+44 (0) 20 7621 4586

[email protected]

Maria Jefferies

Underwriting Data Analyst


Shauna Lambe

Deputy First Party Claims Manager

Mobile: +44 (0) 7741 609 963

[email protected]


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Risk Appetite

Chris Rackliffe, Head of Contingency and Accident & Health, Claire Atley, Senior Underwriter and Tom Stoyle, Senior Underwriter at Arch Insurance International share our main areas of focus, our key territories in which we underwrite business, plus our approach to doing business with our broker partners.  

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Our Brand Promise

Pursuing Better Together encapsulates how we do business at Arch Insurance. It is an approach that is based on collaboration, responsiveness and a genuine commitment to continually raising the bar.

It is our promise to our brokers, colleagues and other partners to:

  • Listen, share insights and work together to deliver informed solutions.
  • Build trusting, respectful and responsive relationships.
  • Understand your goals and explore possibilities together.