Richard Brindle has a career of over 35 years in the insurance industry. Before establishing Fidelis, Richard was the driving force behind Lancashire, founding the company in October 2005 and acting as CEO until April 2014. Lancashire’s innovative and rigorous underwriting approach meant it consistently outperformed its insurance peers. Richard’s insurance career began in 1984 at Posgate and Denby Managing Agency, and since then has included spells at Syndicate 488, Charman Underwriting – where he was the main underwriter – Tarquin Underwriting from 1991 to 1998, and Ascot Underwriting Agency, where he was a non-executive board member from December 2001 to September 2005.
Richard strongly believes in giving back to local communities and is involved in various philanthropic projects both within and outside of Fidelis. In 2010, Richard and his wife, Katie Brindle, founded the Muriel Jones Foundation which predominantly supports environmental issues, animal and human rights charities, as well as local charities. In 2021, Fidelis launched its charitable foundation, The Fidelis Foundation, which supports 20 charities across its three locations – London, Bermuda, and Ireland. The Fidelis Foundation aims to directly contribute and influence meaningful change through charitable giving, as well as adopting mentoring programmes for the charities it supports.