Canopius targets dominance in global marine with hire


Canopius targets dominance in global marine with hire

Nick Whitear, Canopius

Canopius Group, the global specialty re/insurer, has hired Nick Whitear as a war risks underwriter as the carrier seeks to establish itself as a leader in global marine. 

Whitear has more than thirty years of industry experience and has held roles in a variety of commercial positions in mutual marine insurance clubs managed by Thomas Miller. He was most recently the underwriting director at the UK War Risks Club, responsible for the club’s growth and development since 2015. He has also served as marketing director at the UK P&I Club and underwriter at the TT Club.

At Canopius Whitear joins the global marine team in London which is headed up by the joint heads of marine, Charles Fernandez and Paul Hackett.

Fernandez said the appointment will bolster the expertise and experience of Canopius’ global marine team. “Canopius is committed to developing a significant marine war risks book that will complement our existing marine offering and broaden the support we provide to brokers and shipowners worldwide,” he said. 

Whitear said: “The skills and resources across the Canopius group creates the perfect platform for realising that ambition.”

Canopius Group, Nick Whitear, Charles Fernandez, Paul Hackett, Marine

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