Pool Re today announced the appointment of Andrew Sean Donaldson as Deputy Head of Risk Analysis. He takes up his role with immediate effect and will report to Ed Butler, Head of Risk Analysis. Andrew will be responsible for the management of threat reporting and commissioning of analytical products to help Pool Re Members and partners understand the modern terrorist threat. He will also assist with project management in support of Pool Re’s wider work in the terrorism (re)insurance market
Andrew joins Pool Re after a distinguished career with the police, during which he spent most of his service in counter-terrorism. Andrew then supported the Foreign and Commonwealth Office with capacity building overseas, notably in India after the Mumbai attacks in 2008, before an attachment to the Association of Chief Police Officers (Terrorism and Allied Matters) supporting the Extremism Task Force in 2013. He subsequently undertook several roles with the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC) and Ministry of Defence, during a time which saw the rise of Daesh and persistent terrorist threats throughout mainland Europe.
Ed Butler said, “Our risk analysis capability has gone from strength to strength in the last year. Andrew’s appointment will help us maintain that momentum. He brings an exceptional level of understanding and first-hand experience of the terrorism landscape and I am certain he will be a key asset in our goal of providing our Members and stakeholders with an unapparelled level of insight into this evolving threat. I am very pleased to welcome him to the team.”