International General Insurance Holdings Ltd. (IGI) has announced the appointment of Brian James as Class Underwriter for Cargo. IGI said that Mr James brought more than 30 years of experience in the cargo industry. He has joined from Neon Underwriting, where he was Class Underwriter. Prior to this, he spent more than a decade at Wellington Underwriting, where he was responsible for establishing Wellington’s Syndicate Services and Wellington Genoa, following acquisition by Catlin.
Mr James will report to Mark Trevitt, Marine Class Underwriter, and will be based in IGI’s London office, where he will be responsible for developing a niche portfolio of general cargo business, focusing on specific elements of the general cargo market, specifically medium-sized accounts and largely transit only, as well as cargo “war on land” risks.