Pioneer appoints Corton as project cargo underwriter

Pioneer Underwriters, part of Minova Insurance Holdings, has appointed Andrew Corton as a project cargo underwriter based in London.

Corton joins Pioneer from Pembroke Managing Agency, where he was divisional director for cargo. He moved to Pembroke in 2011 after spending seven years at Travelers, and has 35 years of insurance industry experience.

In his new role Corton will underwrite project cargo and specialist cargo risks and support Brook Styles, underwriter in marine specialty, on the general cargo portfolio. Pioneer CEO Andrew McMellin said that Pioneer was “pursuing a long-term strategy of strengthening our capabilities in areas where we see significant opportunity, such as project cargo. We have a highly respected marine specialty team, offering high quality products across a diverse global portfolio and Andrew’s expertise enhances our offering.”