ArgoGlobal hires head of marine


ArgoGlobal, a subsidiary of Argo Group, which is headquartered in Bermuda, has appointed Steve O’Gorman as head of marine.

O’Gorman reports to Bruno Ritchie, director of underwriting & active underwriter. The former Head of Marine, Philip Thorpe-Apps, takes on an expanded position as global head of marine and energy.

He has over 30 years of marine insurance experience prior to ArgoGlobal and has previously worked at CNA Insurance where he served as European underwriting director, transport & logistics. In this role, he was responsible for building and launching an underwriting department, which quickly grew to a team of nine underwriters writing over $20m in premium.

Prior to this, O’Gorman served as European underwriting director for the renewable energy department, and he began his insurance career in 1984 as a marine hull, cargo and liability broker at Sedgwick, progressing to associate director of the cargo division before joining CNA as a senior underwriter for marine cargo in 1997.

Ritchie said: “Philip has been instrumental in building our marine account. As he takes on a more strategic role articulating the vision for our marine and energy offering globally, finding a successor to build on his accomplishments was a challenge.

“However, I am certain Steve has the managerial, commercial and underwriting acumen to maintain and accelerate the growth trajectory of our marine proposition. He brings an exceptional track record to ArgoGlobal and with his appointment we are now well placed to ensure our marine business continues to go from strength to strength despite the difficult market conditions.”

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