Canopius hires Nick Whitear as war risks underwriter

Global specialty re/insurer Canopius Group has appointed Nick Whitear as war risks underwriter, with immediate effect. Whitear will be part of the global marine team based in London, which is headed by the joint heads of marine, Charles Fernandez and Paul Hackett.

Whitear has more than 30 years of industry experience, having held roles in a variety of commercial positions in leading mutual marine insurance clubs managed by Thomas Miller. Prior to joining Canopius Whitear was underwriting director at the UK War Risks Club, where he had been responsible for the growth and development of the Club since 2015.

Other past roles include marketing director at the UK P&I Club and underwriter at the TT Club.

Fernandez said that Canopius was looking to become a leader in what he called a “profitable business class”. “We are delighted to welcome Nick, whose appointment will further bolster the expertise and experience of our 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”, Fernandez said.