Lion Underwriting was established in March 2015 and has developed into a well-known brand and provider of insurance capacity across numerous classes and industry sectors.
We write General Liability, Property and Professional Lines ( which includes Professional Indemnity, Directors & Officers, Management Liability, Medical Malpractice & Legal Expenses) along with bespoke white labelled products.
We have traditionally focused on hard-to-place risks, despite which we maintain a strong ability and appetite for the more vanilla type risks across all classes.
What differentiates us from our peers is that, whilst we have partners, we are totally privately owned. In the current market of acquisitions and mergers, this position is becoming quite unique. We pride ourselves on being innovative in conceptualising, structuring, and developing new products whilst always striving to preserve premium competitiveness and provide broad policy coverage.
By streamlining our internal and external processes we can provide our brokers with the best service possible. We strive for continuous improvement and as such can offer our valued brokers the capability of contacting us not only on-line via Live Chat but also through a Smartphone app.
Lion Underwriting works with licensed general insurance brokers within national cluster groups, smaller associations, authorised representative models, or independents. We offer training and support to our brokers as part of our value proposition and in today’s challenging and changing environment, we can also offer discussion via Microsoft Teams, Zoom etc.
We have built a solid and experienced team over the years, the “pride” as we like to call them. Each member of the pride brings to the team a unique and different skill set that serve the needs and provide solutions for our valued brokers.
Our Managing Director, Kurt Nilsen, is on the board of the Underwriting Agencies Council of Australia. Kurt is the immediate past Chair and has been part of UAC in various roles for nine years. Although voluntary, he enjoys putting time and effort back into supporting our fantastic industry.
Name: Kurt Nilsen
Title: Managing Director
Phone: 07 3445 6300