Atrium celebrates World Space Week!
It’s World Space Week! This year’s theme is ‘Space and Sustainability’ and we’re proud to be helping the sustainability of the space industry.
We established the Atrium Space Insurance Consortium (ASIC) in 2007. Today, it’s one of the world’s leading insurers in this specialist market. Watch our animation or visit our specialism page to learn more.
Meet the team
David Wade ___ Space Underwriter
David joined Atrium in 2007 to head up the Atrium Space Insurance Consortium. He has over 20 years’ experience in the space sector, working in the space industry and space-related academia before joining the space insurance market in 2000. David holds a post graduate degree in Astronautics and Space Engineering and is a graduate of the International Space University.
David has held the position of Chairman of the Lloyd's Market Association (LMA) Satellite Risks Committee and the International Union of Aerospace Insurers (IUAI) Space Risks Study Group (SRSG). He remains an active member of both groups. David also writes the Space chapter of the Chartered Insurance Institute's (CII) Aviation and Space Insurance coursebook.
Year Joined Atrium: 2007.
Deputy Space Underwriter
Lee Davis ___ Deputy Space Underwriter
Lee started his career in Lloyd’s with the JR Charman and Others Syndicate in 1989 before spending nine years with SE Spinney and Others. During his time with the Spinney Syndicate Lee became directly involved with the space account.
Lee joined Atrium in 2000 as Syndicate Operations Manager and managed the Syndicate’s space portfolio, including Atrium’s own space underwritings as well as their participation on other facilities. At the beginning of 2007, Lee moved across to ASIC to take up the position of Deputy Space Underwriter, where he participates in the underwriting as well as the management of the Consortium through his role as Consortium Manager.
Year Joined Atrium: 2000.
Consortium Management & Reporting Assistant
Emma Cox ___ Consortium Management & Reporting Assistant
Emma started her career in insurance with Collegiate Insurance Brokers 1998 and was responsible for account management within the Professional Indemnity market. Emma joined Atrium in 2005 working alongside the Syndicate Operations Manager and was involved in all aspects of the management and reporting requirements of Syndicate 609. She continued her role as Syndicate Management & Reporting Assistant within this department until June 2014 at which time Emma joined Atrium Insurance Agency Limited (AIAL) who in turn manage the Atrium Space Insurance Consortium (ASIC). In the role of Consortium Management & Reporting Assistant Emma will assist the Consortium Manager in all area’s of operational management and reporting required to support the space underwriting team based in London.
Senior Satellite Analyst
David Hoffer ___ Senior Satellite Analyst
David joined Atrium in 2007 from Telesat Canada, the Canadian telecommunications satellite operator. David worked at Telesat Canada for 23 years, working on Telesat’s own satellites as well as consulting for many of the world’s satellite operators, advising on satellite procurement activities as well as monitoring the manufacture, test, launch and operation of satellites. In his role at Telesat, David spent a considerable amount of time working at various satellite manufacturing facilities in the US and Europe giving him an unparalleled insight within the insurance community of the satellite designs that we insure.
For the last 8 years of his career with Telesat Canada, David consulted to the space insurance underwriting community, building an excellent insight into the requirements of the underwriter, alongside his in-depth engineering knowledge.
Year Joined Atrium: 2007.