About Us

Neon Sapphire was set up in 2013 to provide the offshore community with a local underwriting presence.

CEO, Nigel Brand moved from London having been involved in the offshore markets for decades and firmly believes that the status and complexity of the professional financial services sector necessitates a local and listening underwriting presence.

Nigel has in excess of 30 years of experience in Professional Financial Services. We now provide London market underwriting knowledge and expertise whereever it is needed, both on and offshore. 

Nigel works alongside underwriters Samantha Dias and Jon Vocking. 



"[Neon] Sapphire have always acted in a most professional, approachable and accommodating way to assist us in meeting the ever changing environment in which we operate. We would consider them a valuable stakeholder in any business considering utilising their services.”

“I have found the [Neon] Sapphire Team to be helpful and committed to building a strong business relationship with us. The depth of knowledge behind the Underwriting can be relied upon, as can the Underwriting support offered by the back office team. I have personally found that the willingness of the Underwriter to meet with clients and iron out any issues with coverage to be a big selling point and shows clients that the cover they are paying for isn’t faceless.”


Neon Sapphire is part of the Neon Group of companies.


About Neon

Neon is a vibrant and creative global insurer operating in the specialist Lloyd’s market, committed to offering refreshing risk solutions and proactively creating bespoke coverage for its clients.

Neon is highly experienced in underwriting a diverse range of property, specialty, casualty and marine risks on a direct and reinsurance basis, as well as through delegated authorities.

Neon is headquartered in Gracechurch Street, London and is a member of Great American Insurance Group. The members of Great American Insurance Group are subsidiaries of American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG) an insurance holding company, based in Cincinnati, Ohio with assets of approximately US$60 billion.



Sam Dias

Senior Underwriter

+44 (0) 1481 750 509

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Simon Naftel

Claims & Operations Administrator

+44 (0) 1481 750 326

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