Helios Underwriting confirms Duke of Norfolk will join as non-executive director

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The Duke's other directorships include his family's Arundel Castle (Source: Luke van Grieken)

An Aim-listed underwriting company has bagged an aristocratic addition to its board.

Helios Underwriting has appointed Edward Fitzalan Howard, the Duke of Norfolk, as a non-executive director.

As well as his court career, in which the Duke holds the ceremonial title of Earl Marshal, he has also forged a business career.

He has founded two businesses, energy company Sigas and waste management business Parkwood, both of which he later sold.

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He brings with him an extensive list of current directorships to disclose, including limited companies associated with Arundel Castle and lithium battery maker Oxis Energy.

He has also previously been a member of Lloyd's, and now holds a stake in Helios.

Helios confirmed a 26 per cent uplift in underwriting capacity for 2018 last month, following the Lloyd's Capacity Auctions.

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