Meet The Aurous Team
We do not rely on underwriting expertise alone; our risk partners have worked at various points of the (re)insurance distribution chain throughout their careers. This breadth of knowledge allows Aurous to ensure that the level of service provided to our clients, brokers and capital providers is optimised every step of the way.
Over two decades Carl has been a key driver behind noteworthy transformations across several insurance and broking companies. He was appointed as strategic advisor to the Amlin Group Board, which included a period as interim Chief Operating Officer of Amlin. He was highly influential in the re-engineering of Amlin to become one of the leading markets in London. Similar high impact outcomes were facilitated for Hardy, Lloyds Japan and AON.
After a four year period as strategic advisor to BMS Group (Minova Insurance) he was appointed as the Group CEO. During his tenure the business was transformed into an expansive mid-tier broker which included the creation of a highly impressive multi-centered US platform. He also was instrumental to the introduction and build-out of Pioneer Underwriting, as part of his vision to create a unique intermediary.
Over the past three years he has been working as an advisor to various Private Equity companies who were seeking entry into the insurance sector.
Carl BeardmoreChief Executive Officer
Neil Templeman is a Chartered Accountant (FCCA) with a broad range of insurance experience gained from both ‘big 4 practice’ and industry. Neil predominantly worked on M&A and restructuring engagements working with clients in the financial services sector whilst in practice and subsequently worked extensively with Arthur J Gallagher in setting up their reinsurance broking division Capsicum Re whilst living and working in Bermuda.
Neil has gained experience in setting up capacity solutions for underwriters and MGA’s with a special competence in sourcing unique investment opportunities for capacity providers.
Neil also has significant experience in structuring alternative capacity deals in the ILS market.
Neil TemplemanChief Financial Officer
Robert is responsible for the management of the Upstream Energy portfolio at Aurous.
Most recently, Robert worked at Qatar Reinsurance Company as an Energy Underwriter with a global remit. Prior to this, Robert was an Upstream Energy Underwriter at Zurich Insurance Company. Robert started his career at Willis Towers Watson as part of the Upstream Energy Placement team.
Robert holds an Advanced Diploma in Insurance (ACII) and a BA in Geography from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Robert LittleRisk Partner - Energy
Prior to joining the underwriting team at Aurous James spent two years working for QIC Global as a catastrophe modeller working closely with the Property D&F underwriting team.
James achieved a first class masters degree in meteorology and climate from the University of Reading. Here he developed strong analytical skills and gained a research assistant role looking into meteorological impact on building ventilation.