James Sparrow ACII
After Law School, James joined CT Bowring, the insurance broking group in 1976 as a management trainee.
He headed up the non-US non marine casualty team until 1985 when he left to join Donner Underwriting Agencies. Following its sale to Sturge in 1990 he, with three colleagues including Emma Royds, acquired a majority shareholding in Philip N Christie, the members’ agency arm of the Charman Group.
This was merged with Brockbank Shipton Agencies in 1993, to form Christie Brockbank Shipton (CBS – later CBSPC) members’ agency. Throughout his career in members’ agencies James has been responsible for syndicate analysis. He has been a member of Lloyd’s since 1977 and currently underwrites on an unlimited basis. He was a director of CBSPC until the on-going business was acquired by Hampden Agencies Ltd in 2006.
Together with Emma Royds, including a group of investors, he founded Alpha which started operations in 2007. James is a significant shareholder in Archimedes, the holding company of Alpha.