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Yachts

Our yacht portfolio covers a covers a broad spectrum of vessels ranging from small craft through to super-yachts. We also cover associated risks, including third party liability, war and P&I.

 

  • Overview

    Our yacht portfolio covers a broad spectrum of vessels ranging from small craft through to super-yachts. We also cover associated risks, including third party liability, war and P&I.

  • Territories

    We write business on a worldwide basis.

  • Risk appetite

    Our maximum line size is USD 25 million.

  • Distribution

    We write business through Lloyd’s brokers, where we both lead and support slips. We also work with Coverholders worldwide and we have the capacity to write business on other Argo Group platforms.

  • Our expertise

    Our Marine and Energy team, led by Philip Thorpe-Apps is extremely well respected in the Lloyd's market. The team offers brokers and clients a combination of experienced market practitioners, speedy decision making with empowered underwriters and has an excellent track record of providing consistent and reliable capacity to clients over the long term.

Management

Steve O'Gorman
Head of Marine and Energy

Team Biography:

Steve O'Gorman

Steve brings more than three decades of marine insurance experience to ArgoGlobal. He joins from CNA Insurance where he served, most recently, 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, he served as European Underwriting Director for the renewable energy department. Steve 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.

DD: +44 (0)20 7712 7694
M: +44 (0)7931 865 013
Steve.OGorman@argo-global.com

Underwriters

Bruce Rodger
Technical Head of Marine & Energy

Team Biography:

Bruce Rodger

Bruce has over three decades of insurance market experience. He began his insurance career at Prudential, as Marine Hull Underwriter. He then spent five years at Sedgwick before joining BP’s Finance Department where he undertook the roles of Captive Underwriter and Risk Manager. In 2004, he joined broker Cooper Gay where he was Divisional Director and Head of the Upstream Energy book. Reverting back to his underwriting career he joined Omega Managing Agency Ltd in 2009, before joining ArgoGlobal in 2011 as Energy Class Underwriter before becoming Technical Head of Marine and Energy at the end of 2015.

DD: +44 (0)20 7712 7547
M: +44 (0)7827 329327
bruce.rodger@argo-global.com
Michael Thompson
Hull & Yacht Class Underwriter

Team Biography:

Michael Thompson

Michael brings nearly three decades of experience in the marine sector to ArgoGlobal. He joins from Endurance Syndicate 5151, where as Head of Hull and Liability Underwriting, he was tasked with the launch and development of its marine portfolio. Prior to this he held the role of Senior Hull and Liability Underwriter at Swiss Re. Michael began his career as an Assistant Marine Underwriter for ACE London Syndicate 483. Michael also serves on the Joint Hull Committee and chairs the Navigating Limits Subcommittee.

DD: +44 (0)20 3037 9899
M: +44 (0)7960 779 914
michael.thompson@argo-global.com
Davinia Melachrinos
Underwriter

Team Biography:

Davinia Melachrinos

Davinia brings nearly a decade of insurance experience to Argo. She joins from Amlin where she served, most recently, as Hull and Machinery Assistant Underwriter. Davinia began her career as a Risk Coordinator with Wellington Plc.

DD: +44 (0)20 3037 9856
M: +44 (0)7944 282 619
davinia.melachrinos@argo-global.com
Michael Lampard
Assistant Underwriter

Team Biography:

Michael Lampard

Michael joined Argo in October 2014, having previously spent nearly three years working for the Corporation of Lloyd’s in their International Markets department. Prior to that he had been studying Business and Management at Aston University. Michael is ACII qualified.

DD: +44 (0)20 3037 9854
michael.lampard@argo-global.com
Robert Dobson
Marine & Specialty Claims Manager

Team Biography:

Robert Dobson

Robert  joined ArgoGlobal In January 2013 in the role of Marine & Speciality Claims Manager from Aon, where he held the position of UK Marine Claims Director. He has over 30 years experience in the Marine Insurance Industry, handling Cargo, Marine Liability, Hull, Yacht & Energy claims. Robert began his career with Sun Alliance & London as a Marine Claims trainee & thereafter worked for London Market Insurance Companies and Adjusters, including Chubb Insurance, where he held the position of European Marine Claims Manager. Robert is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a Chartered Insurer.

DD: +44 (0)20 7712 7623
robert.dobson@argo-global.com