Dave Matcham is Chief executive of the International Underwriting Association (IUA). IUA is the market association representing insurance and reinsurance companies writing international business in or through London, outside the Lloyd’s market. In 2020, IUA members wrote circa £36 billion gross premium.
Previous to joining the IUA as its formation on 31 December 1998, Dave worked for 18 years, many in a senior managerial position, for the Institute of London Underwriters – a long established trade association for marine and aviation insurers in London. ILU merged with LIRMA to form IUA as the sole representative voice for the London company market on 31 December 1998 with Dave being appointed Director of Operations.
Dave was appointed Chief executive on 17 March 2005 and joined the IUA board at that time.
Dave serves on many market groups on behalf of the company market, notably the London Market Group and is a Director of Xchanging Ins-sure Services (now part of the DXC group).