Northcourt is a specialty MGA focused on providing innovative insurance solutions for the nuclear industry sector.

Northcourt’s highly knowledgeable nuclear insurance team have decades of experience within this specialised sector. Northcourt brings additional capacity to the market, provides choice of insurer and spread of risks thus enabling insureds to have more flexibility in their programme design.

As part of the Optio Group, Northcourt is extremely well positioned to achieve its full growth potential and with the added capabilities of Optio behind us, we will offer innovative insurance solutions to our clients and brokers. With the Paris Convention amendments soon to come into effect, Northcourt, with the support of Optio, will assist clients in meeting their obligations regarding the increased minimum liability requirements for nuclear institutions.


Thank you to the Nuclear Industry!

Zemfira Knott
Director of Northcourt
Zemfira Knott has over sixteen years management experience including many years in the nuclear insurance industry. Reporting directly to the CEO and the Board of Directors she manages the day-to-day operations of the business which includes responsibility for compliance, marketing and audits. Zemfira also oversees the production of insurance documentation as well as working closely with the Company’s insurance panel and its broker network. Previously Zemfira worked as a Business Manager for Northcourt’s parent company operating in London and Washington DC. She was directly involved in a number of high-profile projects in the nuclear and energy sector providing strategic and advisory services to the top management of several large multinational companies. In order to assist clients on geo-political issues, Zemfira worked closely with N10 Downing Street, Members of Parliament and UK Embassies globally. Prior to that Zemfira held a senior management position with 50 direct reports. She was responsible for developing and implementing operational strategies for increased profitability and improved customer service. As part of her many achievements she successfully turned around several struggling operations. Zemfira graduated from the Business School, Sociology and Economy Department of Daugavpils Institute where she also studied Business Psychology. Zemfira is an associate member of WiN Global (Women in Nuclear), member of Chartered Insurance Institute and a member of the Financial Times Non-Executive Directors' Club.
Northcourt Limited (FCA FRN: 577535) is a Lloyd’s Managing General Agent which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Temporary Permissions Regime. Northcourt Limited is also licensed by the Malta Financial Services Authority as an insurance intermediary.