At Priority Underwriting we combine 30 years of insurance experience with doctoral expertise in engineering and risk modelling to form an unrivalled underwriting team
Neil Prior Chief Executive and Underwriter
Neil has been a successful specialist in the power insurance sector for more than 20 years. Priority Underwriting is the culmination of that career, with the objective to found, manage and underwrite a market leading power MGA.
For over 7 years Neil has underwritten the power sector, latterly at a specialist Coverholder at Lloyd’s and previously at Ace Global Markets (AGM 2488) where he was Underwriting Director of Property.
Before joining Ace, Neil was a broker specialising in the programme design and placement of power business. He led successful broking teams at JLT and before that at Marsh and Sedgwick. Neil qualified as an ACII in 1992 having started his career at Sedgwick in 1986.
Ben Trayhorn Technical Director and Underwriter
Ben has been an engineer and practitioner of risk analysis and management for 15 years. He has worked in insurance risk analysis for nearly 10 years, first in the space sector and then, since 2008, in the power sector, where he completed an engineering doctorate in Reliability Engineering at Cranfield University.
Ben has been underwriting since 2012, previously having roles leading teams of analysts, supporting underwriting decision making and developing new approaches to data management and risk modelling. Ben has worked with underwriting partners; A Company led consortium, a Lloyd’s led Consortium and a Coverholder at Lloyd’s.
Prior to insurance, Ben’s early career was in the operational and procurement support for the UK MOD’s satellite network.