Magne Nilssen to be CUO at Gard from March 2020

Norway-based marine insurer Gard announced yesterday that Magne Nilssen would be taking up the newly created post of Chief Underwriting Officer London from March 1st 2020.

He will continue to lead Offshore Energy and Marine Builders Risk segment, while taking responsibility for all business routed through the London branch. He will report to Group Chief Underwriting Officer, Bjornar Andresen.

Andresen said that London was “a focal point for the global marine insurance industry, with almost one third of the world’s marine and energy premiums being placed there. As a market-leading player, we want to make sure our presence in this centre reflects its importance with a first-class team. The depth of Magne’s experience and breadth of expertise across our entire product range makes him an excellent fit.”