UK-based managing general agent Globe Underwriting, part of Ed Broking (formerly Cooper Gay), launched a marine division and has recruited a five-strong team led by Peter Rogers, head of marine, and David Dymond, head of underwriting, who previously had worked together for nearly 20 years at Tokio Marine Kiln.
At Globe they will report to Globe Underwriting CEO Gary Corke. The division initially will focus on UK and international marine liability risks. Corke said that the new team hoped to expand into areas such as cargo or hull, which dovetailed with their experience, and in which Globe saw opportunity for growth. “We have significant aspirations in this market, and I am certain that our new offering will swiftly gain traction under Peter and David’s leadership,” said Corke.
Rogers said that Globe Underwriting would offer a suite of bespoke products for companies operating within the transport and logistics sector, as well as for ports and terminals.
Corke joined Ed Broking in January this year as CEO of underwriting, taking up the role in February, and is responsible for managing Ed Broking’s MGAs across the globe and for developing an integrated global MGA business unit. Corke joined from leading African casualty MGA, SHA Specialist Underwriters, where he was CEO for four years. Prior to this he had co-founded Emerald Underwriting Mangers, also Africa-focused, and held the position of CEO for 14 years. During his tenure, Corke built Emerald Underwriting Managers into the largest property MGA in Africa.
Group Commercial Director of Ed Broking, Andrew Wallin, said at the time of Corke’s appointment that MGAs were “an essential part of Ed’s future and a key pillar in our growth strategy”.