Insurance Corporation

Mark Helyar Appointed Non-Executive Director to the Board of Insurance Corporation

We’re delighted to announce that Insurance Corporation has appointed Mark Helyar as Non-Executive Director to the Board.

Mark brings considerable and valuable experience to the role

Mark Helyar is a Guernsey born Advocate and holds an Of Counsel position at Bedell Cristin in Guernsey, Channel Islands, having formerly been its founding and managing partner between 2006 and 2016. Mark is a Barrister of Grays Inn and a Notary Public and has a specialist practice in reinsurance, insurance, and ILS, for which he is recognised by international independent legal directories as a leading practitioner. 

He has advised foreign governments in Europe, the Middle East and Asia and their regulatory authorities on the drafting, inception, regulation and use of insurance and reinsurance structures and legislation. Mark was the Bâtonnier (president) of the Guernsey Bar Council between 2012 and 2014. During his career he and his team have won a number of nominations and international awards for insurance and reinsurance transactions, including the worlds first private listed CAT bond (Solidum) and the first ever Takaful securitisation structured as a Sharia compliant note (Salam III) and more recently life deal of the year 2016 (SQ Re Vita II, Trading Risk Awards). 

Since stepping down as a partner in August 2016 Mark now focusses on strategic business development matters with clients and also sits as director of a number of Guernsey regulated insurers, reinsurers, investment funds and ILS issuers/transformers.

“I am delighted to have been appointed to the ICCI board, a strong and leading pan Channel Island brand, at a time of great change in the insurance industry. We have a market leading position and a strong and able team which I am sure will continue from strength to strength in providing locally-based advice and leading, innovative underwriting and claims solutions for Channel Island businesses and households” Mark Helyar

Paul Masterton, Chairman at Insurance Corporation, says…

“I am delighted to welcome Mark to the board. His experience and expertise in insurance and as a non-executive will enable him to make an immediate contribution to our company”

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