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Sophie Irvine

London

Sophie Irvine

Underwriter at Canopius

My work philosophy:

Work hard and be the best that you can, strive to use your talents to build a better, brighter future.

My Roles and Responsibilities

I currently work for Canopius as an Underwriter my role is focused on broker and client relations as well as working as part of a team to build a profitable book of business. I negotiate with brokers on a daily basis. I develop and maintain broker relationships including providing mid-term adjustments, including providing mid-term adjustments, renewals and new business.

Experience

I have been part of the insurance industry for around 15 years, starting out in compliance working for NIG and then moving to Creechurch (which later became part of Canopius) in 2005 as a claims adjuster. I then moved to the Energy team in my current role as an Assistant Underwriter.

Why am I on Connect?

There is a huge gap in the market for talented people from a wide rage of demographics. We are a long way off diversity in the insurance sector. With platforms like Connect Mentors we could be creating pathways for highly talented and skilled people that could otherwise be missed due to outdated recruitment processes.

Whom would I like to mentor?

I enjoy building relationships with professional, strong minded people with a willingness to learn and evolve. The type of person I would like to mentor could be anyone from a young college leaver or graduate to a part time working mother looking for a way into the insurance industry.

My areas of expertise

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