Key personnel

Mark Birkett, Chief Executive

Mark began his career in insurance with a Lloyd's syndicate. After five years in underwriting, he moved into Reinsurance broking. In over twenty five years in the London Market, Mark has gained experience in many classes of business including Marine, Aviation, Bloodstock and Property.

He has established a varied and stable client base and in the year 2000 he founded International Risk Solutions Ltd.

David Prince, Finance and Compliance Director

David has specialised in the insurance industry for more than 20 years. He has worked in the retail and wholesale sectors and on both the broker and insurer sides of the market, and was for 10 years CFO with Liberty Specialty Markets, where he also chaired the Risk, Investment and Capital committees. He is a chartered accountant and corporate treasurer with a degree in economics. 

Timothy Brentnall, Non-executive Director

Tim Brentnall is the senior partner in Elborne Mitchell LLP. He specialises in complex commercial litigation.

Tim works as part of the Elborne Mitchell insurance group, dealing with commercial litigation and arbitration, including insurance and reinsurance, commodities and banking.

He qualified as a solicitor in 1979 and became a partner in Elborne Mitchell in 1982. Also in 1982 he was seconded to a major California law firm where he gained first-hand experience of U.S. trial procedures. In 1993, Tim became a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Tim has acted as legal adviser to an arbitral panel.

Tim is also a past committee member of the British Insurance Law Association.