Richard Turner nominated for Presidency of IUMI

The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) Nominating Committee is to put forward Richard Turner, Global Marine Director and European Director of Global Risk Solutions at RSA Insurance Group as its nominee for the post of president of IUMI for the next four years.

Dieter Berg ends his full term at this year’s IUMI annual conference in Cape Town and will formally hand over the position to his successor on Wednesday September 19th 2018.

IUMI’s President is formally elected by the IUMI Council, which will take place in Cape Town. IUMI’s Nominating Committee is responsible for assisting the Council to identify suitable candidates for the role of President. After due consideration and widespread consultation, the Nominating Committee is putting forward just one candidate. Turner served on the Executive Committee between 2011 and 2015 and before that he was a member of IUMI’s Nominating Committee.

He has worked in the insurance industry for 35 years, virtually all of that in marine insurance for the RSA Insurance Group based in London.

He was a Hull underwriter from 1989 to 2001 and went on to run RSA’s London Market Marine operation from 2002 to 2009 before becoming Europe Marine leader. In 2010 Turner was promoted to become leader of RSA’s Global Marine business . He is currently the Managing Director of RSA’s Global Speciality business in Europe and from September 1st, he will become CEO of RSA’s newly created post-Brexit unit in Luxembourg. He continues to oversee Marine units in nine countries throughout Europe and DIFC. 

Turner is a former member of both the London Market Joint Hull Committee and the General Committee of Lloyds Register. He is the former Chairman of the Marine Technical Committee of the IUA. For the past few years he has been a member of the IUA Board.