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Ian Watson

Senior Advisor


Ian’s current roles include director of reinsurance business of Eastern Atlantic Re, managing director of reinsurance business at City International Insurance Co and CEO of White Rose Capital, a consultancy business specialising in reinsurance businesses going through change.

Previously Ian served as insurance director at CarVal Investors, a private equity firm. His role involved investigating and advising on investment opportunities in the insurance sector and actively overseeing those investments, as well as acting in director roles of several regulated companies. Ian was responsible for deploying approximately $100m of capital in a series of profitable transactions with an average size of c. $10m.

Prior to CarVal, Ian acted as operations director at Enstar, a leader in the acquisition and management of run-off insurance entities and was responsible for investigating investment opportunities in the reinsurance sectors and overseeing those investments. From 1984 to 2002, he was a Director in the Financial Services practice of PwC including advising and investigating insurance and reinsurance companies.

Ian holds a BA degree from Wilfred Laurier University in Canada, has an MBA from McMaster University (Canada) and is a Chartered Accountant (Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants).