About us

Kersey focuses on insurance in the Upstream Energy Market.

Client Focus - we are unrelenting in delivering solutions that attempt to match the needs of buyers engaged in the upstream energy business, whether direct or reinsurance.  

Specialty Classes - we can provide operational cover for a broad spectrum of property damage exposures as well as business interruption, well control, construction, Gulf of Mexico wind and OPA for offshore facilities.

Operational Excellence - we aim to deliver first in class service to all stakeholders, whether clients or brokers. We are accessible, consistent, flexible and empowered.

Experience -  we have a deep knowledge of the upstream energy market through 30 years’ experience of providing insurance solutions. 

Our team

  • Paul Calnan

    CEO

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  • Rinku Patel

    Director

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Paul Calnan

CEO

Paul Calnan has 30 years’ experience in the London insurance market specialising in upstream energy insurance. Paul began his career at Octavian Underwriting Limited prior to its acquisition by Markel before developing books at Navigators, C.V. Starr and Ironshore. He has also managed energy books written in Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, Singapore and Toronto.

Rinku Patel

Director

Rinku Patel is a Director of Kersey and CEO of Pine Walk Capital Limited. Directly prior to founding Pine Walk with Fidelis, Rinku was consulting in the London insurance market after six and a half years at Hyperion Insurance Group in various roles from CFO of Howden Broking Group to COO & Finance Director of DUAL.  He supported these businesses through significant transformational periods. Prior experience includes Financial Controller for a B2B data business Reed Business Information (part of RELX), Finance Director of Wealth Management software business Investmaster Group Limited (now part of Dion Global), and consultancy roles with Andersen and BDO Stoy Hayward.