Reinsurance Solutions


Gareth Tungatt (Chief Underwriting Officer)

Gareth is co-founder of Ascent Underwriting and also the Chief Underwriting Officer with responsibility for all underwriting operations including product development. With over 15 years experience writing cyber, technology and intellectual property risk, he is recognised as one of the leading underwriters in the London market generating consistently profitable results.

He was previously with Barbican Syndicate from May 2009 as their specialist underwriter for e-commerce risk, and prior to that with ACE Global Markets. Gareth is a regular contributor to several industry publications and forums on insurance risk management for the e-commerce sector.


David Umbers (Chief Executive Officer)

David started his career in insurance in 1984, originally as a broker for Leslie & Godwin and then with Gibbs Hartley Cooper and Willis, specializing in professional and management liability.

He joined Safeonline in 2000, and as a Partner was instrumental in organizing the management buyout in 2006 with FCA and Lloyd’s Broker accreditation quickly following. David’s management role within Safeonline included the development and growth of Safeonline’s MGA and broking operations increasing returns year on year. As co-founder of Ascent Underwriting, he is also the Chief Executive Officer.