Director of underwriting, Hiscox MGA
Currently Director of Underwriting at Hiscox MGA Ltd one of the largest Yacht and Marine Leisure Underwriting Agencies in the London & European Markets.
Hiscox MGA have Underwriting authority from both Lloyd’s and the Company market and represent some of the largest and highest quality Insurers in the World. They insure a wide spectrum of yachts ranging from £1,000,000 to the £500,000,000 Mega yachts seen in Monaco.
We have established a specialist product “Racecover” for the high tech state of the art racing yachts and currently insure the Volvo 65 fleet, Extreme 40’s, among many others.
I currently manage a team of 8 people underwriting a portfolio of Yacht & associated products,, Marinas, Builders Risks and Cargo Business with a GWP of just under £20,000,000
I have worked in the Lloyd’s market since 1977 and have been a leading underwriter within the yacht market since 1985.
I have specialised in the Yacht and Marine Trade/Leisure Industry over the last 25 years and have been both Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Yacht Advisory Committee and Vice Commodore of Lloyd’s Yacht Club.
I previously sat on The Joint Hull Committee for 8 years and also Chaired the International Union of Marine Insurers Inland, Fishing vessel and Yachts (IFY) Committee of which I am still a member.
I have spoken at a number of International Conferences including IUMI, Project 2002, Seas 2004, the Global Superyacht Forum, The World Marina Conference and have Chaired the Future of Superyachts Conference for the a number of years.